Hang kayak with pulley

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Fishfarmer
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:40 am

Hi all
Well I finally got a kayak - I wanted a Reload but ended up with a Viking Predator. It is a bit old but I am chuffed anyway.
I am yet to take it out, and that is the plan for this weekend.

I want to hang the kayak in my garage using a pulley system with a loop for the front and back end of the kayak going up to pulleys that I pull down to a cleat.
Does anyone have tips whether that is the best configuration.

Cheers
Mark

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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 am

Just don't skimp on the pulleys... ;)
There's a few on here who remember a fateful, and brutally honest, confession by someone who did the same. (I won't post the pic, it's gone around enough times)
The theory was sound...the hauling gear, not quite so solid.

There's several setups on the forum, and the web (google "kayak double hoist") all follow the same basic theory - depends whether you want one line or two.
It's a good practice to support the hull at the one-third and two third length to avoid any chance of droopy hull, especially if it's hot storage in summer.

Take note of how you thread the pulleys, a lot of people miss out on the available mechanical advantage configurations offered by pulleys (Why heave 30kg when you could halve the effort)
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 am

There's a few on here who remember a fateful, and brutally honest, confession by someone who did the same. (I won't post the pic, it's gone around enough times)
Yer but how awesome it was huh... :o:

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:39 am

awondering wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 am
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 am

There's a few on here who remember a fateful, and brutally honest, confession by someone who did the same. (I won't post the pic, it's gone around enough times)
Yer but how awesome it was huh... :o:
I'm so tempted !... I think I even have it bookmarked ! :devil:
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:43 am

I NEED to see this! ... :drunk:

EDIT: Nevermind, found it :D Props to the guy who shared that!

For what it's worth my Dad took me and my sister out when we were younger (early 2000's) one morning. We had 3 kayaks on a custom made trailer mount thing, forgot to tie them down, drove about 25 km (amazingly) and then lost the two side ones simultaneously after going over a bump at ~100 km!!!! They kayaks bounces and had some heavy scars but were otherwise fine. We got lucky that no-one else was around at the time. :(

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:45 pm

I have mine hanging from pulleys. I haven't hung it from the handles I made two spreader bars from wooden dowel padded with pool noodle. These are positioned just in front and behind of the cockpit and the kayak sits on them deck-down.

I used Ronstan pulleys from Burnsco for the lifting system, they have a load rating of >100kg.

The kayak is on the car at the moment so I can't take photos. I'll snap a few tomorrow.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:06 pm

I did something similar, but the spreader bars are linked and the kayak sits on rope slings hanging from the spreaders. I use a single steel cable with a cheap boat winch to lift everything.
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