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.
Used to hang 2 Tsunami 140 Kayaks side by side We purchased 2 of these units and installed in a pole barn structure. I added two 2x6's between trusses (similar to the instructions) and stiffened them with 2x4 on edge, leaving the bottom side flush (e.g. flat). Two of the Harken 90 lb units were used, one for each Kayak. The instructions are well written, but recommend you read them completely before starting. It does take some time to install these units, but they work very well.
I have a Hobie Outback and needed to get it up and out of the way to have more space in the garage to park our vehicle and to have room to work. I looked at many lifts from making my own to getting very expensive lifts. This Harkin Lift fits the bill in many ways. It's reasonable priced, and to let all of you know, this 90 lb lift works great with the 2016 Outback. Holds it well, no slippage and I can throw a few things in when hanging it also. It was easy to hang once I figured where I was going to hang it. I have a 10 foot ceiling and when hung, I have about 1 inch of clearance between garage and ceiling. As always, ACK was quick to ship and arrived within about a week from when I ordered. Very happy with the Harkin Hoist 90 lbs Kayak Lift System- 4 Point. Does what I need it to do and more.