This Kayak hoist or lift is ideal for storing your kayak out of the method in your garage or shop. We have tested this to 50Kg so you can be sure it will take the heavier kayaks and canoes. Similar items get poor evaluations for having poor fittings and for not being safe using hooks that might drop the kayak. With this hoist you get a full 80mm snap hook so you can be sure nothing will fall. With the fittings we send, we send you stainless wood screws sourced here in the UK and we also send you stainless M6 device screws/washers and nuts to offer you lots of fitting options.In our example we have protected the roofing system brackets with the 6 device screws to a piece of wood 20mm thickness. We then attached the wood length across the joists in the garage with wood screws. For an even stronger option you might utilize coach bolts to secure the wood to the joist. We spaced the 2 roofing system brackets approx the exact same spacing as the kayak cockpit. If you area them further apart the straps can slip off the ends of the kayak. Our joist are 8ft 4 inches High, With the hoist raised to its optimum there was a 12 inch gap in between the roofing system bracket and bottom of the snap hook. There was a 6ft 2 inch clearance from floor to the bottom of the kayak when its totally raised. You can fit the roofing system brackets directly into the joist using the provided stainless screws. For our hoist we used 1 basic kayak roofing system strap for 1 accessory and used the kayak (Pyranha Fusion) security accessory point behind the seat. Using a kayak strap you can totally adjust it to obtain a safe fit. Alternatively you might utilize a 2nd strap to lift. The straps we send with the strap choice are the exact same kayak roofing system straps we offer. They are heavy task have the protective material for the buckle. For open canoes you may wish to consider the 5m straps rather. We comprehend that our consumers may currently have kayak straps so we have provided you the choice to take the hoist WITHOUT straps.
Heavy Duty - Tested to 50kg
Stainless Fittings sourced from UK
Straps - can be used to transport kayak on vehicle