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 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
Two of us installed this and it took us about 3 hrs, we did have a ceiling light in the area we were concerned with and are lowering the boat into a truck bed rather than onto a car (the car being taller). That made some of the measurements a little more critical. The instructions were decent but not great. Works perfect! I have been using it at least once a week for the last 2 months. Does exactly what it advertises. I would recommend it and I would buy it again.