The Harken 4 point lift system supports your kayak, canoe or other items from your garage or shed ceiling with ease.
I ordered this product to hang my kayak in the garage. Measuring for proper clearance and lift distance was probably the most difficult part-- read and understand the directions before you start. The distance of mounting from the wall and this relationship to the distance from floor to ceiling is important. I have a tall garage so measuring for placement was a bit difficult. Once I decided to stop being stubborn and ask my wife to hold one end of the tape to measure it was easy. This lift worked great and after a bit of strap/knot adjustment my kayak is 5 or 6" from the ceiling, allowing plenty of clearance for the garage door. I ordered a second one for my canoe and the installation only took a couple of hours. Quality seems good--much better than the inexpensive bike hoists that I have purchased in the past. The pulleys were smaller than I had anticipated but work well. The rope is much better quality than other systems that I have seen. I wish a cleat had been included for hanging the rope but otherwise the system is great. Another thing to note--you will spend an additional $20-30 on lag bolts, washers, wood and cleats--the cleats are optional but what else are you going to do with the rope?
The product works but the directions are absolutely horrible.
This is my third Harken lift system. They work great. I like the fact the kayak/canoe is snug to the ceiling. Best lift system I have seen.
This is a quality lifting device. It safely and easily lifts my 60 to 70 lb kayaks. It is a bit pricey but in this use you get what you pay for and is well worth the extra dollars