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.
I am extremely pleased with this product -- I would order it again. It was fairly easy to install. It works amazingly well. Also, I called ACK twice while considering this product and they were very helpful.
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.
The product works wonderfully once install appropriately. The instructions need to emphasis the importance of all the pairs of lines going to the same side and the elimination of all twist. The mechanical advantage created is so great that any disrubtion to the flow limits the wait needed to lower the load. The pully alignment is also very important.
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!