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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:36 pm 
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I am searching for an efficient hoist system to store my Tandem Island when arriving with my cherokee with the TI in the racks. I want to store most of the time the TI up there.
In other idea, does anyone has a good diagram to build a trailer for the Tandem Island?
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 5:52 am 
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It's hard to find a hoist that can handle the weight of the TI. Most kayak hoists have a weight limit of around 150 lbs. I first used this hoist. While it worked, the TI was clearly too heavy for it. After a couple of years, one of the straps broke while I was lowering the TI. Fortunately, no damage occurred.

I then switched to a pair of these hoists. They're rated for 600 pounds each. You need to come up with your own straps but straps can be found online. This is what I currently use and it works much better.

Hopefully, someone here can source a kayak hoist that can handle the weight of the TI, but I couldn't find one.

There are several designs for TI trailers here. Most use a small boat trailer with PVC bunks. Search the forum and you'll find descriptions and photos.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:04 pm 
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You might want to consider a modification of my ladder rack system. I put PVC pipes on an aluminum ladder, it is hinged on a ladder rack on my truck. It can pivot for loading and unloading but this feature is not useful for you. It might make the hoist system easier though, with a pulley setup the whole ladder/boat combination could be lifted off the car. A ladder with PVC is great for hull support, and a flexible storage base. Off season the ladder sits on a shelf in the garage with the boat on top.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 8:25 pm 
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I use the harken hoister, and it works great. There are different sizes.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:30 am 
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The highest capacity Harken Hoister, the 7806 is rated for 200 lbs max. The TI weighs 240 lb empty. This is above the maximum rated load.

However, if you remove the amas before hoisting, you should be ok.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 11:43 am 
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I've been using the Harken Hoister for the hull only. Suspended with two 4" wide straps. Zero issues (Works great)

As much as I would like to hoist hull & Amas "rigged up"- I figured it just wasn't worth the Risk (on the boat or ceiling)


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