We love overhead storage for the same reasons you do. It gets your kayaks up and out of the way! But most overhead racks aren't equipped to handle a kayak's size. Hoists works great, but they can only handle one kayak. So we went ahead and designed the versatile Hi-Port 2. With it's multiple extension points, 90 degree rotational capabilities and overbuilt support arms, it's the perfect solution for any twin kayak storage needs. The points below illustrate the range of issues the Hi-Port 2 has addressed.
Fits a wide range of collections:
2x kayak setup: Drop the center post to full extension and you'll have 18" of height between ceiling and arms; plenty of height for kayaks. Each of the 2 posts is individually mounted so kayak length won't be an issue, whether you have a 10' fishing kayak or 18' sea kayak.
25" removable arms for wide boards or kayaks: The removable arms extend 25" from the center post and attach at a slightly upward angle. This allows you to confidently place boards or wide fishing kayaks up to 36" wide on each set of arms.
100 lb. capacity for large collections: Store up to 50 lbs. per side, plenty of support for your standard kayaks and enough to allow SUPs to be stacked.
Extension/retraction post minimizes space used: The center post can drop down to maximize storage (18" board/boat space from ceiling), or retract (10" board/boat space from ceiling) to allow for greater clearance beneath the rack. Mounting holes at approximately 1" intervals allow for your optimal setup. "Low bridge" clearance (maybe you want to park a car beneath the rack?) is approximately 12" below the ceiling.
90 degree mounting rotation to use on any ceiling: This is a big one since kayaks and boards can be very long and garages have joists that only run in one direction. The Hi-Port 2 opens up new possibilities by allowing you to mount the rack with arms running either parallel or perpendicular to the ceiling rafters.
Removable, padded arms: If only using one side, allows the post to be mounted against a wall.
Heavy duty, steel construction:
Suitable for outdoor use: Coated steel components will hold up against the elements, so go ahead and mount under a deck or boathouse.
"No slip" padding: Full length arm padding won't slip or roll, but will grip your boards or kayaks.
Gated pins prevent accidental movement: Post pins lock in place with an integrated gate to fully secure the posts.
Very pleased with my recent purchase of the kayak ceiling storage. I did buy upgraded screws as previous reviewers had recommended. I was able to install it myself to surprise my husband
Easy to install and the system fits above the garage doors.
I recently purchased 2 sets of these, I like the design and the relative ease of installation , however 4 of 8 arms suffered from the same annoying issue. When you depress the ball pin to slide the arm over the mount, the spring, because its not retained in place except by tension, slides up the arm just ever so slightly, but enough to make it so the ball pin does not extend, positively locking the arm in place. I then had to roll the foam back, remove the end cap and use a long bar (a 3/8" socket extension works well) to force the spring back down the tube and provide positive locking. Because I am working in tight quarters, I'm afraid that I may have to do this every season to load and unload.
We have an extremely tight garage even if it wasn't full of our stuff, but this product is a life saver. We were able to move them from our floor rack and free up so much space. The reach holds them tight to the ceiling and out of my way. Installation was way simpler than I imagined and they went up very quick. Just two screws per support and then the arms snap in place. Great product and I would highly recommend for anyone with multiple SUP boards.
The Hi Port 2 is everything I've been looking for. The main thing I was looking for was that it was easy to put up and to adjust. It only took barely no time at all to put up at all. Very easy to screw in under my deck and has different levels to adjust it to. Definitely very satisfied with the purchase and will buy again.
I recently purchased the High-port 2 storage system. I was amazed at the simplicity of design, yet the effienciency of storage. The boards are stored very easily and it only took 10 minutes to install. I also like the wayn I could cutomise by lower it up or down which ever I choose. This is my second product purchaed from this company I have not been disappointed yet.
When I ordered the Hi-Port 2 I wasn't sure it would work for my situation. I keep my kayak in a lean to that the previous owner added on to the side of my garage. It has a steep pitch roof and what I ended up doing is screwing three wedges to the joists and then screwed a 2 x 4 to them to get a level plane. I then mounted the Hi-Port 2 to the 2 x 4 and using the lowest hole has just enough room to get the kayak on. This will save precious floor space. It went together like a breeze and is very solid. Excellent product!
Perfect solution for storing SUP's above!
I was looking store a few kayaks and this rack was perfect for my needs. It was shipped quickly, had simple instructions and was an easy install. I predrilled holes to make the screws go in easier, used an impact driver and start to finish had the setup installed in about 15-20 minutes. I will probably relocate the rack to get it away from my shop light once I get more drywall done but that will be a 10 minute thing. For now I have floor space for my other toys!
Very easy to attach to the floor joists under the deck/screened-in porch. Padded side arms slip on the hanging bracket without issue. Height adjusts to a number of different settings. Great for keeping kayaks out of the way and off the ground. Purchased a second one to store 2 SUPs up high and out of the way in a basement storage room. Happy with that purchase too.
Works great and has excellent adjustable features!
I bought this to store two 10ft. kayaks I recently purchased. The Hi-Port 2 was really easy to setup in my garage and adjust to get my kayaks up and out of the way when storing them. Everything fit well and installed in about 15 min. Really glad my coworker suggested it!
I purchased the new Hi-Port 2…and it’s great. I use it for my SUP and I can even hang the board up with your SUP Bike Trailer attached. Then I just reach up, grab the Board, put it down, hook up to my bike or golf cart and away I go to the beach. Easy peazy!! I love it. Completely adjustable too!
I know that this is intended to be a kayak/SUP rack, but this rack is exactly what I've been looking for to store skis out of the way but easily accessible in my basement "garage". The rack itself and the skis/poles on it feel very secure and at the shortest setting, my husband and I can pass beneath it with room to spare. I love it.
One thing to note: we're using this rack with lighter weight touring and cross country skis. The instructions say not to exceed 100 lbs on the rack so I'd just double check your weights if you would plan on loading it up with eight pairs of super heavy resort skis.
This rack is so versatile. It was easy to install and is very sturdy. The height can be adjusted much lower than other ceiling racks making it easy to put our SUPs away. It is really easy on your shoulders getting the boards down. I would give it 5 out of 5.
I had the storage racks up within about 15 minutes of receiving them, and that includes taking the time to make a sandwich first.
Seriously, this product is easy to put up, and I had a kayak on it within minutes. Intuitive, simple, and effective. Awesome!
Our Kayak and SUP need a home during winter ag Lake Tahoe. This is a perfect solution, well manufactured and I believe will stay with us for a very long time. I installed it below one of our balcony where we will have no snow.
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