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  • NEW adjustable straps - dual purpose for hoist, car, dollies
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  • 4:1 mechanical advantage makes lifting easy work
  • Top safety - this rack isn't going anywhere once mounted
  • Take advantage of unused overhead storage space!
  • Supports up to 60 lbs!
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Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift

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  • NEW adjustable straps - dual purpose for hoist, car, dollies
  • Heavy duty hoist for all size and shape kayaks
  • 4:1 mechanical advantage makes lifting easy work
  • Top safety - this rack isn't going anywhere once mounted
  • Take advantage of unused overhead storage space!
  • Supports up to 60 lbs!
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Product Description

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. The Pro version also comes equipped with a 10 ft longer rope for higher ceilings. 

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 60 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!

  • Works on ceilings up to 12ft tall
  • Supports up to 60 lbs
  • Adjustable Straps: length can be adjusted up to 10 ft long

Hey, guys! This is Mark with StoreYourBoard.

With me here today, I have our very popular Hi-Lift Ceiling Hoist. This is an excellent solution to get your gear up out of the way towards the ceiling with a very stress-free loading experience.

This is perfect for kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, or any other gear you have around your house or garage that you need to get up out of the way but don’t want to lift by yourself up onto a ceiling rack.

The hoist provides a 4:1 mechanical advantage up to 90 pounds to store your gear even as heavy as your kayaks. It’s available as both a pro as well as a classic design option.

Today with me here, I have a pro version, which includes a center-connecting strap here, which is adjustable, as well as square-loading brackets for the straps. This provides a much more secure system for kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards that have a more tapered end to each side to prevent the straps from wanting to walk or wiggle each direction. It keeps it nice and secure in the center of your board or boat here.

The standard option uses the exact same ceiling hoist system. Only a hook design instead of the square brackets. Same concept using the loading straps, only allows for the quicker loading and unloading of your boat.

The system is very easy to operate. It comes with a wall tiedown cleat to wrap off and anchor down the excess rope.

Pull down straight down below the rope to release it and lower. Simply let go to the side for gravity to grab the brake again and secure your boat. Once again, pull straight down to release on both ends of the rope to lift.

The hoist comes equipped with these heavy-duty tiedown straps with protective rubber casings on the cleats here. Excellent way to handle all the weight as well as makes it very adjustable for whatever board or gear you need to hoist up into the ceiling. Even handy enough to lower this directly down onto your car in some cases in a garage. Take the straps, right under your car rack, strap your gear down. You’re ready to hit the road.

Installation is very simple. I recommend checking out our install video in the link below. Again, this is our Hi-Lift Ceiling Hoist.

Check it out and all the other ceiling solutions at StoreYourBoard.

Q:
Once I have hoisted the kayak to the ceiling, how do I secure the raised kayak while holding the line from the floor?
A:
This hoist has a rope pulley system that you use to raise, lower and suspend the kayak in place. Once raised to the desired height (and you have made fine tune adjustments if needed, to make sure it is balanced on both sides), you release both of the ropes to engage the clutch that holds it in place, and then you tie off any excess rope off to the wall-mounted cleat. The mounting hardware and thorough instructions for installation and use are included. Once you install it, the manufacturer suggests you can experiment with how it works to get a feel for it, by using some small weights, but it is a very straightforward and effective system for using overhead space to store your kayaks, canoes and other gear.
Q:
Could this hoist be used for longboard surfboards and SUPs?
A:
Yes, you can make these work with a longboard or a SUP. If you have a board bag, we recommend using it with the hoist because it will help prevent the straps from slipping.
Q:
Can I adapt system to a slanted ceiling? My screened porch is one side of a cathedral ceiling facing the lake. I want to get the 2 paddle boards off the floor when not being used. They are 10.5 ft long.
A:
This hoist would not work properly mounted to your slanted ceiling - mounting it either across or with the slope would cause it to either hang lower on one side, or the pulley would not work properly.

A regular ceiling rack, not a hoist, however, should work fine with your slanted ceiling; you can find some of our ceiling rack options here.
Q:
I have 14 ft ceiling in garage. What is best way to modify?
A:
Our kayak/canoe hoist could possibly work for your 14 foot ceiling, if you can work with the hoist being 2 feet from the ground. What that means is that it won't touch the ground, but you could probably easily load it from 2 feet off the ground, especially if you had 2 people. Or if you were loading it from right off a car roof, it would be fine.
Q:
Can one person hoist the kayak or does it take two people?
A:
Our kayak/canoe hoist can be hoisted by one person. It has a 4:1 mechanical advantage that helps make lifting easier. However, how that works for an individual user can vary, based on the weight of their kayak, etc.
Q:
How close to the ceiling can you get a kayak?
A:
Our kayak/canoe (etc) hoist can hoist your boat up fairly close to your ceiling. How close is going to vary by the size of your boat and how you place it in the safety straps, as well as how much you tighten the straps around the boat -- but it basically hoists pretty near the ceiling otherwise. If you are trying to make sure there is clearance for something like a door, you would want to look at how deep your kayak is to know if it will fit about that area.
Q:
How do you release system to lower?
A:
To release the hoist system to lower the boat, you need to follow the manufacturer's safety instructions (available for reference here: helpful items).

Basically, after making certain there are no people, pets or other objects under or near where the item is being lowered, and that the locking mechanism is still engaged, you need to:

- Untie Rope from tie-off cleat;
- Pull the rope to release the locking mechanism, while firmly gripping the rope at all times; and
- Gently lower the boat to the flow, without letting it free fall.

It sometimes takes practice to get the hang of how it releases, and should be down slowly and according to the manufacturer's recommendations/instructions.
Q:
Can you lower the kayaks from the ceiling onto a J-rack on top of the vehicle?
A:
This is a good and economical hoist system, but it takes some practice and care to get the hang of lowering your kayak, which is normal -- and how well it will work, or whether it would work, for lowering directly down into your J-racks on top of your vehicle, is something we couldn't guarantee or necessarily recommend. in particular, the manufacturer of this particular hoist doesn't include guidelines in their installation and usage manual for such use. You can store the kayak on its side in the straps, which means it would be in the right position to be ready for the J-racks, but it could be very tricky, or take some practice to see if it would really work for you that way, and we can't necessarily recommend or guarantee it would work out.
Q:
My ceiling is about 13ft high. Can I use different rope to make the system longer?
A:
it is not possible or recommended to modify this ceiling hoist system with a longer pulley rope. For a ceiling higher than 12 feet, it means you won't be able to lower an item all the way to the floor, nor would you be able to hoist an item directly from the floor. In some cases, one can work around that by lowering/raising an item to-from a set of stands, or other platform, or even a vehicle roof rack -- or simply lower it to a point where one can remove the boat themselves.
Q:
How far apart can the pulley blocks be? I have a steel building and the ceiling joists are about 11 feet apart that I would want to mount them to.
A:
For this ceiling hoist, the distance you set the pulleys apart is partially determined by the length of the item you will be hoisting, as the weight needs to be evenly distributed. Setting the pulleys 11 feet apart means the hooks will be 11 feet apart - so unless you are hoisting a boat or other item much longer than 11 feet in length, that distance would be too far apart. An alternative would be to mount both pulleys to one joist, though then you would be going the other direction in your space. However, that way, you could choose the distance to set them apart based on the length of your boat.
Q:
Do you need to mount a wood blank to the ceiling or can you mount the rack directly to the ceiling of your garage?
A:
Thisceiling hoistrequires that you mount it into the ceiling joists (similar to wall studs, but as found in the ceiling). It can be mounted to those joists/rafters, or ones that are on a flat ceiling (unexposed). You do *not* need to use any additional mounting boards, as long as you are following the instructions for mounting the hoist to those joists/rafters.
Q:
Can this system be mounted to a popcorn ceiling?
A:
Personally, I would not recommend this kayak/canoe ceiling hoistfor a popcorn ceiling, mainly because it can be very difficult to find the wall studs/ceiling joists-beamson a ceiling with a popcorn finish, and this ceiling hoistmustbe mounted securely into the ceiling joists/beams.

Additionally, there are some other possible issues that would cause problems. If you are comfortable with locating and knowing where your beams are to mount this, it could be fine, but sometimes popcorn finishes are hiding other issues that may not make it ideal.
Q:
Approximately how much space does this device require, from the bottom of the hooks to the attachment point at the ceiling or joist? I am trying to determine the maximum headroom I will have available below the kayak when it is raised as high as possible.
A:
Our kayak/canoe hoist can get your boat fairly close to the ceiling; you would want to purchase it with the "adjustable strap option" which will allow you to get it as close as possible. The mount/hooks themselves don't take up that much space - I don't have their exact measurements available, but it will be much less then a foot... so something to consider for how much head room you have once you hoist your boat will be the depth of the kayak, as it can be hoisted up to within a handful of inches to the ceiling.
Q:
Can you tell me how long the ropes are on the overhead kayak storage lift? My ceiling is about 15 feet tall, and I want to be sure it can be lowered enough for me to get my kayak on and off the straps.
A:
On this kayak hoist, it is normally not recommended for ceilings over 12 feet. The hoist rope has a total of 49 foot length used in the whole pulley system between both sides of the hoist -- but based on the normal recommendation, of it not being recommended for ceilings over 12 feet, I would still say you might want to plan on it lowering to about 3 feet about the ground in your case, if you have a 15 foot ceiling.
Q:
Can this be used on a slopped ceiling and still be leveled out? We have a very high ceiling that is angled
A:
Each pulley is independent so it can definitely be leveled out. You would just need to check the clearance from the wall and low end of the ceiling so that whatever you have up is not bumping or rubbing against the surface.
Q:
My Kayak is 13". I have 30" between my garage door and the ceiling. What is the minimum distance between the kayak and the ceiling?
A:
Our Hi-Lift is going to have a minimum requirement of space between where it is mounted to the ceiling, and how high up it can hoist your boat of about 10-12" to be safe for estimating the space you need.   There are some variables involved; the 10-12" requires that there is no slack in either the straps holding the boat or the pulley strings.  So if we go at the outside there of one foot (12") plus your boat's depth of 13", it would take up about 25" of room above your doorway.   That could be cutting it close with 30" of area you are working with, but it may be do-able. It would take making certain the pulley ropes have no slack, and the boat is as tight as it can be in the straps.  
Q:
How far apart should the pulleys be mounted? Boat is 12 feet long.
A:
For our HI-LIft, we usually go with a ratio of having 1/3rd of your boat's length between the pulley/brackets -- so for a 12 foot boat, you would want the brackets about 4 feet apart, so 4 feet of the boat is between the pulleys (so that 4 feet would be hanging out beyond the pulleys at both ends).  It doesn't have to be exact, but that is about the range you use, depending on the length of the boat.  
Kayak Ceiling Hoist
Posted: November 14, 2018
Written by: Daniel W.
Rating:5

This setup really solved a storage problem for me. Don't even bother trying to figure out your own solution. I tried and the result was awkward, uneven, difficult, maybe even dangerous, and even cost more. Storeyourboard's solution is very simple, even elegant. Works as easily as advertised. Very secure. Maybe a half-hour, 45 minutes to set up if you haven't done it before. It was even relatively inexpensive, additionally impressive since the parts were nice quality. One less headache. Everything should work this well.

Works as illustrated
Posted: November 9, 2018
Written by: Scott C.
Rating:5

Thanks for the videos - they helped convince me the installation was a fairly simple process.

Good product
Posted: November 8, 2018
Written by: Gary T.
Rating:5

Easy to install and use. Will be buying a few more soon

Good value for money
Posted: November 7, 2018
Written by: Terry M.
Rating:4

Works as advertised A bit complicated installing the hoist ropes Good value for money

Awesome product
Posted: November 7, 2018
Written by: Derrick H.
Rating:5

This was easy to install and even easier to use. The price is great and can’t get any better than having my kayak above and out of the way. Awesome and could not be happier

Ceiling Hoist for Kayak
Posted: October 31, 2018
Written by: J -.
Rating:5

Ordered this hoist to store my kayak in the garage over winter.
Ordering was easy, delivery was prompt and all for a good price.

Makes my storage way easier.

Would highly recommend. Not sure why I didn't buy one when I first got my kayak.

Good product, good value.
Posted: October 11, 2018
Written by: Paul in the 'Shoug
Rating:5

It does exactly what I'd hoped.
Tip: The brackets on the pulleys are set up to hang the kayak parallel to the ceiling joists. I mounted a square block of wood to the joists and screwed the bracket into that. That lets me hang the kayak perpendicular to the joists. I also replaced the hooks to get the kayak up a little higher.

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Easy storage for awkward toys
Posted: October 3, 2018
Written by: Guy C.
Rating:5

Kayaks are big, awkward to deal with and can take up a lot of space. The storeyourboard hoist system makes it easy and takes advantage of otherwise unused storage space. Great product!

Kayak Ceiling Hoist
Posted: August 15, 2018
Written by: Randy M.
Rating:3

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.

good experience!
Posted: July 30, 2018
Written by: Steve Gray
Rating:5

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!

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Actually - Excellent price, crap manual, rope 2 light. Here's critical info!
Posted: July 21, 2018
Written by: Steve
Rating:4

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
Posted: July 11, 2018
Written by: Lawrence C.
Rating:4

Good product. Just needs a longer cord, in my location it was too short to reach the floor.

Good for more than kayaks
Posted: July 6, 2018
Written by: Chris S.
Rating:5

I got these for my kayaks then I decided to start to claim my garage back one piece at a time I like these ones more than other brands I've seen

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
kayak ceiling hoist
Posted: March 25, 2018
Written by: Ira F.
Rating:4

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.

Hard to use
Posted: March 14, 2018
Written by: Eric K.
Rating:3

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.

Garage kayak hoist
Posted: February 21, 2018
Written by: Michael G.
Rating:4

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

Great product
Posted: February 7, 2018
Written by: Chris S.
Rating:5

I've made things to hang products from the celing of the garage and it doesn't save me much on price and didn't work as smooth the one I bought. I will be buying more soon

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Good purchase!
Posted: January 28, 2018
Written by: Ralph R.
Rating:5

The Kayak Hoist was easy to install and works as advertised. Good purchase

Kayak Storage
Posted: September 27, 2017
Written by: Richard M.
Rating:5

Good system to utilize elevated storage. Easy to install, works well as advertised. Very good vendor support.

Great Item
Posted: September 20, 2017
Written by: Greg S.
Rating:5

Easy to install and easy to use. Construction is solid and well built.

Concerned About Materials and Safety
Posted: September 14, 2017
Written by: John p J.
Rating:3

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.

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Kayak Pully
Posted: September 6, 2017
Written by: Garry L.
Rating:5

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

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Great Product
Posted: July 12, 2017
Written by: Donald B.
Rating:5

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.

Works like a charm
Posted: January 18, 2017
Written by: Stuart A.
Rating:5

Does a great job of storing Kayaks in the garage up and out of the way

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
excellent quality
Posted: December 1, 2016
Written by: Hank K.
Rating:5

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 !!

Works as designed.
Posted: November 23, 2016
Written by: Randy W.
Rating:5

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.

The Only Kayak Rack You Need
Posted: November 9, 2016
Written by: Pamela V.
Rating:5

I've only several kayak racks over the years, but this is absolutely one of the best. Easy install and smooth operation.

Kyak Ceiling Hoist
Posted: November 2, 2016
Written by: Steve Radmall
Rating:5

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.

ceiling hoist
Posted: October 12, 2016
Written by: Larry G.
Rating:5

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.

A little disappointed
Posted: September 28, 2016
Written by: Michael H.
Rating:3

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.

Hung lower than anticipated, but otherwise great!
Posted: August 24, 2016
Written by: Gail J.
Rating:5

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!

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Kayak straps should be adjustable
Posted: August 21, 2016
Written by: Gary C.
Rating:4

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.

Very Satisfied. Great Value.
Posted: June 22, 2016
Written by: Kelly M.
Rating:5

I was going to try to build a hoist myself. I am so glad I bought this hoist instead. Works great and I spent less than I would have trying to build it myself.

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Paddle Board Hoist
Posted: April 28, 2016
Written by: Allen G.
Rating:5

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.

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Works well with modification
Posted: October 28, 2015
Written by: Jennifer S.
Rating:4

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.

Kayak Ceiling Hoist | Boat Storage Rack | Hi-Lift
Great product
Posted: October 28, 2015
Written by: Charla M.
Rating:5

Stable and space saving. Holds two Huge kayaks securely in half the space.

Hoist Review
Posted: May 6, 2015
Written by: John P.
Rating:4

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.

Space Saver
Posted: April 28, 2014
Written by: Ellen
Rating:5

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.

Excellent Design
Posted: March 19, 2014
Written by: Ava
Rating:5

Works great. MAkes use of the ceiling space in my garage. Feels very secure once my kayak is up there

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