Finishing a program at end of July. Planning on rewarding myself with TI. Garage ceiling storage is something I am looking at. Harken has a system, but I was poking around for some ideas, since the Harken system will need some modifications out of the box.
Ran into this guys setup.https://picasaweb.google.com/dwclow/Pul ... 8967687346
He also has a youtube video with demo.
PS. Poking through other posts, this system seems to have as many plans as the wheel.
I looked at that type setup but it's not for me. My garage is all concrete, even the ceiling. I can't easily attach all those points, and have them secure. Also, I need to lift the boat about 9 ft, and there just isn't enough room for that much block and tackle.
I am about 90% completed building this setup:
It's basically almost free standing so I don't have to drill a bunch of holes in the concrete. Tapcon screws hold the 2x10 to the concrete beam. I should have the winch rigged up and testing it later today, in fact. I bought a 1200 lb. capacity boat winch for it, with a 2" strap. I am concerned that the winch isn't big enough, and I might need a different gear ratio. But if so, that's easy to fix.
Island life in the Devil's Triangle: http://2gringos.blogspot.com