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Kayak / Pulley System

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by NVR_QUIT, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    NVR_QUIT

    NVR_QUIT [OP] My goodness, my Guinness!

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    Ok, I have a Tarpon Kayak, and my garage is limited on room.

    Has anyone rigged a pulley system from their kayak for easy raising and lowering?

    If so, can you tell me what you bought, any problems, and how you built it?

    Pics possibly??
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    NVR_QUIT [OP] My goodness, my Guinness!

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    Nevermind... Found a much simpler way of doing it...

    :D

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  3. Nov 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    macgyver

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    I have one of those pulley bike lifts and it worked well lifting my old roomate's whitewater kayak...although it weighs a lot less than a tarpon. How long is your tarpon? 12'?
     
  4. Nov 1, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    I've got two 17' chesapeake hand built (by me) kayaks in the barn, just go to home depot, buy yourself a couple pulleys, 50' of rope, 2 hooks, and and 2 anchors of some sort to tie it all off to the wall. Good to go.

    Now I have the urge to be a pic whore hijacker and post my beautiful kayaks. :)
     
  5. Nov 1, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    50' of nylon chord and a few bicycle hooks from home depot, a few brass pulleys from a surplus store (like harbor freight) for $2.50 a piece, and something to tie off to.

    photo.jpg
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    NVR_QUIT [OP] My goodness, my Guinness!

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    Great responses guys... I love the convinience of the pulleys, but I might still stick with the wall racks, only because I have side room, but the garage doesn't have a ton of head room. I don't even have my Taco yet (the new one) and it is barely gonna fit LOL

    I just need to hit the lotto!
     
  7. Nov 2, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Not sure if the Tarpon is carbon/glass or not but if it is then make sure its suspended, it will warp to those supports.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    NVR_QUIT [OP] My goodness, my Guinness!

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    Soooo... This is what I finally came up with, took myself + 1 to install it, between measuring (twice), drilling once, it took about 2 hours for it to be finished.

    Total cost was about 75 bucks...

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    photo 1.jpg
     
  9. Nov 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    NVR_QUIT [OP] My goodness, my Guinness!

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    Yea, that was my original plan.. Only problem is my truck sits too high in the garage, and the kayak would hang down too far. I had to have it flush against the wall...

    But yea, your idea would definitely work
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    kris77

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    Dont know if your still interested or not. But i bought a deer hoist a few years ago and i got a buy one get one deal. one was bad so they sent me another one. So i have 2 good ones and one halfway good one. I only need one for deer so i rigged the other two up to the rafters and use them as pullys. They are the rachet type, so no way its going to fall back down on my head. Total about 20 bucks.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Wall racks when there is room is better than the pulley. It is better that Polyethylene boats be stored on either upside down or on their sides as there is more structural integrity.

    Good man for buying a Wildy boat :headbang:
     
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