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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:10 am 
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Looking for suggestions on high quality storage lifts for tandem Oasis. I bought one, then my dad bought one, and now I’m looking at buying a third one, and they’re all being stored in my garage. This is a lot of kayak for one man’s garage, so I would like to utilize a lift, but most of what I see looks really cheap and flimsy. My ceiling is 13’, so I really want to take advantage of getting them up and out of the way.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:32 pm 
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I am really happy with my setup.

mmiller wrote:
I made one for mine. Works slick. I replaced the dowels with aluminum tube. Really quick to hoist up or drop onto the truck.

mmiller wrote:
I (like most of us) have two primary issues related to kayak storage. One... limited space. Two... ease of the storage and use of the kayak.

I have made a kayak hoist before and was happy with the use, but it did require carrying the kayak into my garage, setting on saw horses and only with the garage door shut, could I hoist. It was a bit time consuming, but clean out-of-the-way storage.

I moved to a new place, so I re-configured my hoist system and it's simply AWESOME!! (I think :) )

I can drive into the new garage with the boat on the roof, so I wanted to be able to hoist right onto and off the roof rack. My boat length, garage and vehicle height are ideal, so may not work for all. But the concept would work for many applications.

This hoist keeps the boat inverted and places the carrying loads on the cockpit side rails just as though on the truck roof rack. This is ideal.

The Hoist: Two overhead pulleys are attached to heavy duty lag hooks threaded into joists. It's a double line system that has two 3:1 purchase blocks below. It has lines passed through scuppers and a pair of dowel cross members (these could be stronger or be of another material), but this works for my Maui. The hoist lines feed to the wall and then down to a pair of cam cleats. I also tie this off for security.

(Drawing / details at the bottom of the post)

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I pull the line through the scuppers (The tail of line hanging down allows me to easily pass the line down through the scuppers and then pull the loops through) and then pass the cross members through the loops. I have also added two "humps" of tape to mark and keep the dowel centered. No knots to tie... just two cross members passed through the loops.

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I then simply hoist the kayak up off the roof rack. The load is balanced and stable.
The dowels are what I had on hand and could be stronger, but they worked for proof of concept.

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The double line system is easier to rig and allows you to pull the lines down when setting up to hoist and adjust height independent of the opposite end while hoisting. I had these triple blocks, but note that doubles there is all that is needed.

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Boats without single / centered scuppers aft might have to use a beam setup to split the line to both (cart) scuppers.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 pm 
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I had a similar system to Matt's that I used for several years, (very similar pulley arrangement and similar pulleys). The only difference in mine was my garage was not tall enough for the boat to clear the garage overhead door. So I mounted the pulleys to the ceiling near the wall, and hung two, (sometimes three) kayak on their sides against the wall on slings, one over the top of the next side by side. This worked great for winter storage when we weren't using the boats weekly, (basically jan, feb down here). Lol we have always used the heck out of all our Hobies most weekends living right near the ocean in sunny Florida.

Even in the winter our garage gets very hot during the day, I had no problems with the hulls deforming with wide slings.

Matts setup is way better, I just didn't have enough clearance above my overhead garage door, so I did the next best thing I could do, hopefully this is helpful to others in the same situation, (not enough clearance above the garage door)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:59 pm 
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Thank you. I have a 13’ ceiling, so I have lots to work with. My garage is air conditioned, so I’m wondering if it would be fine to just store them in slings, keel down?


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