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You won't find a higher quality kayak ceiling hoist than this! Includes stainless steel precision pulleys. Self-locking safety cleat protects you and your watercraft from an accidental release. Ceiling hoist designed for use with: Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs, and Cargo Boxes.
Safe & Reliable | Self-locking safety cleat grips instantly if accidentally released
Ease of Use | One-person operation with a single control rope
Find Your Fit | Designed for (10'/12'/16') ceiling heights with five weight capacities (45, 60, 90, 145, 200) lbs.
Quality Hardware | This kayak garage hoist includes stainless steel precision pulleys and hardware
Mechanical Advantage | Lift your Kayak, Canoe, or SUP with ease!
Lifting 45 lbs. feels like lifting 23 lbs. due to a 2:1 Mechanical Lifting Advantage (min. lifting load is 10 lbs.)*
Lifting 60 lbs. feels like lifting 20 lbs. due to a 3:1 Mechanical Lifting Advantage (min. lifting load is 15 lbs.)*
Lifting 90 lbs. feels like lifting 23 lbs. due to a 4:1 Mechanical Lifting Advantage (min. lifting load is 25 lbs.)*
Lifting 145 lbs. feels like lifting 24 lbs. due to a 6:1 Mechanical Lifting Advantage (min. lifting load is 45 lbs.)*
Lifting 200 lbs. feels like lifting 25 lbs. due to a 8:1 Mechanical Lifting Advantage (min. lifting load is 75 lbs.)*
*Note: The hoisters have minimum lifting weights. In order to open the cam and lower smoothly the block and tackle needs the weight to work against the friction in it. We recommend trying to be closer to the maximum weight than minimum for better overall function.
Installation Video with our manufacturing partner
- Use with portable boat stands for make the process easier when loading and unloading (sold separately)
- Made in the USA
- Depending on your ceiling mounting options, you may need to purchase separately 2 pine boards (2" x 6" x 6") & 8 Lag bolts and washers (5/16" x 4").
We bought the 145 pound 12’ hoist and modified it to use with 2 kayaks and associated gear. It works as expected, lifts the gear up and down with some effort, and feels solid during use.
Installation was straightforward, I did it alone in about 4 hours, but did not need to install cleats as the truss outlines are visible in our shop ceiling. I’m happy with this solution, all of the parts are well made. The brake instantly stops the load as the lowering rope is vertical. Nice feature. I did reverse the rope organizer to get the proper length for the raising and lowering rope. This did not affect performance.
We’ve been contemplating a hoist for getting heavy objects up and down from the shop overhead storage area. There may be another Suspenz in our future!
Directions good but dont address different ceiling joist spacing. They assume 16 centers. A ranch home may have 24 spaced rafter trusses. A little pricy but should last. Certainly works good. Should state mechanical advantage of pulley system not just lift rating.
With a little adjustment of the rope & strap lengths, the kayaks are able to be lifted flush to the ceiling. 2 12' kayaks in a single bay garage (storing over the door was the only space available). Using the rope organizer to reverse the direction of the lifting ropes allows the kayaks to be lifted to a 10' ceiling without needing additional ceiling space (rope organizer is 10'6" from the wall).
Took a bit to get it installedhigh ceiling and steel girder across ceiling. Once installed, it is sturdy and strong with a great design. Was able to install it without and boards mounted to the ceiling, just a wood block to allow lines to clear the girder. Wish I had bought it sooner!
A bit tricky with a small 1945 garage, but it works great.