The Harken 4 point lift system supports your kayak, canoe or other items from your garage or shed ceiling with ease.
I got this for my son's 17ft, 24lb racing kayak. It tucks it nicely above the garage door. I needed my dad to help me install it, and the 2x6s needed to install it are the same that are required for the 200lb system. Very sturdy. We had to angle the control rope to get the 10 foot distance required, and the boat is so light that it stops about 8 feet off the ground and we have to pull it down the rest of the way. It is a great system for our needs. Two systems could go side by side on the 2x6s. One review I read recommended downloading the instructions off of the web to purchase the extra bolts and boards in advance and to know what was involved Good advice.
Decent hoist, but cumbersome to install in a finished garage. Unless you have exposed rafters or roof joists, it can be difficult locating the ceiling supports that you need. Once installed, the pulley system works well, although I would have liked more lift distance. Designed to lift your boat off of your car's roof rack. Lifting it from the floor to the ceiling (sufficient to clear the open garage door)requires the distance from the front wall to the first support beam to be 8 feet or more. Would not buy again.
We got the Harken Hoister for my wifes Kayak. Following the directions it went up easily and performed great. Even my 5 2 wife can hoist it up and let it down with no problem.
Fairly easy to hang once I figured out the distances I needed. I was very pleased that it pulled the kayak all the way up to the ceiling, maximizing the storage space.