Designed for one-person operation, the Harken 145 lb. Kayak Lift System will help you raise and lower your kayak, canoe, or other items with a single control rope. Patented design lifts and lowers loads evenly, regardless of weight distribution. Self-locking safety cleat grips instantly if the rope is accidentally released. Stainless steel hardware, double-core rope for strength, durability, long life. Everything is included for easy installation.
This product is just what I needed. I am very happy with this hoist as it gives me much needed storage space in my garage. It took a little longer than I anticipated to install but was well worth the time and effort in the end. Of course you can't beat ACK for fast and friendly service, I highly recommend!
The hardware in the Harken lift system is first rate, but it is very difficult to install in a recently built home due to the I-beam glued ceiling joists used in modern construction.
Installation instructions very confusing: Section two requires info from Section one which I was supposed to skip, as an example. Final adjustments very time consuming. Support straps surprisingly narrow (1") for something designed to support kayak. Now, that I've got it up, I'll probably be happy with it.
Works great. Getting the 2x6s and 2x4 attached to the ceiling was the hardest part. After that, the installation went quick. We're using it for a truck bed accessory that weighs about 80-90 pounds. Lifting it with this hoist is very easy.