The Kayak and Canoe Ceiling Hoist is the perfect option if you’re looking to clear up floor or wall space in your garage, shed, or boathouse. This easy-to-use ceiling lift is an entire hoist system that allows you to effortlessly store your kayak or canoe overhead. Overhead storage is one of the most underutilized storage spaces in homes, garages, and boat houses. Do yourself a favor and pick up the Kayak and Canoe Ceiling Hoist to organize and reduce your home or boathouse’s clutter!
Classic or Pro? New for Summer 2018! Our popular Hi-Lift hoist is now available in both the "Classic" design as well as our new "Pro" version. Our Classic hoist comes equipped with hooks at either end to hold your tie down straps. Opt for our new Pro version and you can use custom-designed loading brackets instead of hooks. The Pro also includes a center connecting strap, perfect for kayaks, canoes, and SUPs with a tapered shape at each end. This connector piece will secure your hoist in a fixed position and make sure the load straps stay right where you need them.
Included in the hoist system are two mounting brackets with pulleys that attach to your ceiling, 2 heavy duty ropes that can support up to 90 lbs, a wall mounted tie-off cleat to secure the ropes when you’re not using them, high-strength straps that allow you to wrap underneath your kayak/canoe, and two hooks that connect the high-strength strap to the rope. This is a complete ceiling hoist system for your canoe or kayak!
Designed to work on ceilings up to 12 ft high, this system will work in almost any garage or shed! Since the height of the hoist is determined by how much you pull the rope through the pulleys, you can set your kayak’s height at whatever is most convenient for you! Your ceiling does not need to finished with drywall because this Kayak and Canoe Ceiling Hoist works just fine on open joists too! Meaning, you can attach this canoe and kayak lift system to just about any structural beam.
As an added bonus, this hoist system works great for your other organization needs too! Bikes, ladders, bags, or whatever else you can imagine work wonderfully with the Kayak and Canoe Ceiling Hoist too. So when your kayak is at your lake house or strapped to your car, the hoist can still be put to good use!
Get organized and take advantage of that unused overhead storage space!
The system is ok but the instructions are worthless. Save yourself some time and watch the video before installing. The rope will work for us as we will only use it a few times a year. If you plan on using it a lot, upgrade the cheap rope as well.
My last review rated it good + but only because manual was so bad. However after the review I was contacted by their fantastic customer service and based on this I'm upgrading the review to excellent because this is one of those rare firms that will stand behind their product and assist the customer in any way they can to make it a good experience! RARE AND VALUABLE! Plus there is no other way I could store these things without this type of lift and have space left in my garage. Their competition just "isn't". Plus they seem to be eager to improve any defects. I'm now shopping the site to see what other nice stuff they have!
Seems well made enough - easy to install IF you know a couple of things!
1. VERY important to get right bracket with correct pulley and facing correct way! The carriage bolts used to connect upper pulleys with ceiling brackets lock into the brackets and pulleys using the square holes - THEREFORE - these require installation in only one particular way - lay it out on a floor before installing! Rope is fairly light but probably ok for a 60LB kayak. I would suggest getting a decent sailing rope 3/8" or something for anything heavier.
2. Manual just plain sucks. Pro version 'straps' not even pictured and they connect much differently. Use photos on this site and video for help. Video almost has it perfect but neglects to discuss the critical selection of the correct bracket and placement of it required by the carriage bolts.
3. Instead of depending on the 'locking' system to not fail - I used some old sailboat hardware to tie the rope to the wall, instead of just using the too small cleat. This way I have a backup 'lock' so in case the pulley locking system fails the boat still will not drop. You could just get a heavy eye bolt to screw into the side wall, tie the rope through the hole on it and then cleat it off.
all in all - I'd buy (and am thinking I will need another one soon) it again - best deal out there once you have the little gotchas. I have 9' ceilings in garage. You could go to 10' maybe 11' w/o issue - but anything taller will require a longer pulley rope. Also the bolts and nuts require a 10MM socket - so I would suggest getting one - it will make it easier to install using your electric screwdriver.
Good product. Just needs a longer cord, in my location it was too short to reach the floor.
Straps slid off of one kayak and wish line on the pulleys was longer as my garage has a very high ceiling. Instructions could have been more detailed.
Installed it and tried to use it to hoist a 65lb Perception Pescador Pilot (sans pedal drive). It installed easily, but hoisting the boat was very difficult. I pulled the hoist down and am storing my boat differently. I think that it might be a good hoist for a lighter load and shorter boat.
This device works great. However I feel the rope that come with it is too small. It says it's 12O lbs. capable. But can't hold that kind of weight when go to let it down. Rope is to thin and narrow to grip. I would think a 3/8 size would much better
The Kayak Hoist was easy to install and works as advertised. Good purchase
Good system to utilize elevated storage. Easy to install, works well as advertised. Very good vendor support.
Easy to install and easy to use. Construction is solid and well built.
Let me say up front I would like to have rated these hoists 5-stars, but I am concerned about the quality of the rope and pulleys. Others have cited failures of the pulleys. That concerns me enough that I have ordered new pulleys, but so far have not found rope stop-locking pulleys.
So far the system is working as described and I installed both in just a few hours, one morning to be exact. I'm still worried about the rope locking pulley, that it might split and the kayak(s) will come crashing down, damaging $5,000 worth of kayaks and vehicles parked in the garage.
The product disclaimer/warning says no one should walk under the suspended kayaks and no vehicles should be parked underneath. Not too realistic when the whole idea is to suspend them in the garage.
I received my order in about 5 days .If you take your time and follow the directions no problems. The only step I changed was mounting the in side brackets to the pulleys,before mounting the board to the ceiling. The pulleys work great ,lifting the kayak evenly and locking in place. A great purchase
The title says it all. Easy to install and works well. The bottom of your kayak will hang about 30" from the ceiling when installed on an 8' ceiling directly to drywall.
After reading many reviews, I picked this rack. I love it !!!! It's exactly what
I expected. I agree with other reviews, the straps that come with this are
useless, if you want to get your kayak very close to the ceiling. I purchased
2 adjustable straps (as other reviews recommended) and I'm very happy !!
My 75lb fishing kayak is hanging from the ceiling of my shop as I write. It hasn't fallen, so I'm calling it a success. Easy enough to put together using the instructions. My ceiling is about 13ft high, higher than the hoist is recommended for, but I just lift the kayak ends to put them in the straps and then hoist away.
I've only several kayak racks over the years, but this is absolutely one of the best. Easy install and smooth operation.
I received my hoist and installed it the same day, very easy to install and it works just great. thank you guys for your product and fast delivery.
I like this product because my kyak is up out of the way.
Good heavy duty components.
Haven't installed them yet but they look like they'll definitely do the job and at a very reasonable price.
Seems like a sturdy enough product. Pulleys and metal housings appear strong. Unfortunately what seemed like a good feature turned out to be the fly in the ointment. I use this to raise a lower my kayak (75lbs). The brake feature pinches the rope (almost like window blind principal). When it does this, the nylon rope starts to fray immediately. After only several uses I disconnected the brake to save the rope. I use a boat crank to raise, lower and lock the unit in place. Other than that this is a good unit. If it had a rubber or plastic coating on the braking unit it might help.
Wanted to put some toys up into the wasted overhead space, but really hated the idea of making them less accessible. The pulley system is SO EASY to use and makes raising/lowering a breeze and really quick!
Had to install a few more lag bolts to really anchor the pieces with a 55lb. kayak. Also doubled the belt wrap to bring the kayak closer to the ceiling and allow better car space below. Totally recommend!
After reading reviews about the Kayak straps that come with this kit I was already aware that the Kayak would hang too low on my 8' 10" ceiling. I had other straps that I used to get the kayak off the floor by 6' 2". The straps they provided in the kit were had the kayak only about 5' feet off the ground. The straps that came with the kit should be adjustable. Otherwise it seems to work good.
I was going to design my own ceiling hoist and was looking for ideas on-line but when I saw this hoist I just ordered it. It is is very well made and was easy to install even on a 10-foot ceiling. The unit is easy to use. I returned everything I had bought to the point.
This was easy to install, but with a regular height ceiling (8 feet) the kayak would have hung really low with the provided straps. I used my own straps (tie downs) that I could cinch tightly so that there is no gapping and then put the hooks through those and it works great. I have a GMC terrain and it sits just above the roof rack on my car.
I haven't actually used it yet but it seems like it will work great.
Stable and space saving. Holds two Huge kayaks securely in half the space.
I have not had time to install the hoist yet, but the components appear to be well made. The rope could probably stand to be a little sturdier, but until I install the hoist, I won't know whether that is true or not.
Wow this thing is sweet. So much more room in my garage with this installed! Gets my kayak up out of the way and it is really easy to use. Rather than trying to heave it up into some rack this hoist does all the work for me.
Works great. MAkes use of the ceiling space in my garage. Feels very secure once my kayak is up there
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