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Product Highlights

  • Take advantage of unused overhead storage space!
  • 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
  • Adjustable straps available for added convenience
  • Supports up to 120 lbs!
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Kayak and Canoe Hoist | Boat Storage Rack

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Product Highlights

  • Take advantage of unused overhead storage space!
  • 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
  • Adjustable straps available for added convenience
  • Supports up to 120 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 boatsheds. Do yourself a favor and pick up the Kayak and Canoe Ceiling Hoist to organize and reduce your home or boathouse’s clutter! 

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 120 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! 

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Get organized and take advantage of that unused overhead storage space!

  • Works on ceilings up to 12ft tall
  • Supports up to 120 lbs
  • Two types of straps available: Adjustable and Non-Adjustable
    • Adjustable Straps: Minimum length is 4ft (48"), Maximum length is 7ft. 7in. (91")
    • Non-Adjustable: 7ft. 7in. (91")
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.
 
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 and Canoe Hoist | Boat Storage Rack
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.

Canoe hoist
Posted: October 20, 2016
Written by: Thomas B.
Rating:5

The canoe hoist is easy to install and works great. Get the adjustable straps, or the canoe hangs down about 5 feet from the ceiling.

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 and Canoe Hoist | Boat Storage Rack
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 and Canoe Hoist | Boat Storage Rack
Canoe Hoist
Posted: May 18, 2016
Written by: Matty J.
Rating:5

Was very easy to install once I located the ceiling joists. Handy to be able to store canoe inside, yet up and out of way.

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 and Canoe Hoist | Boat Storage Rack
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 and Canoe Hoist | Boat Storage Rack
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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