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Winch in bed of truck for kayak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yotalife251, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Apr 28, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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    yotalife251

    yotalife251 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2014 double cab short bed and a Jackson kayak big tuna that is 14ft long and 110lbs!! I load it all the time and have a hitch extended ( t bone )!! But...... Sometime launches that I load back from are so steep I can't push the kayak up far enough that the front pivots and stays while I push from the back!! Was thinking of installing a hand winch but really all I need is something that could lock for a minute so it doesn't slide back in the water while I push it up the rest of the way!! So could do a powered winch, or a hand winch, or I even thought just using the hooks near the cab with a stainless chain and those hooks u use for mounting climbing and just clip it on the handle so it won't fall while I push the rest of the way up!! If you have a winch in the back of ur bed or have mounts or any ideas please share :)
     
  2. Apr 28, 2015 at 5:42 PM
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    lobsterbait

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    I recommend just sticking a pulley on the front rail. You can hold on to it while you push.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2015 at 5:42 PM
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    You could always get a come along and chain and hook it to the tie downs
     
  4. Apr 28, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    Just a couple things
    That would be a solid choice as well.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    I'm not sure what that is ???
     
  6. Apr 28, 2015 at 5:54 PM
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    Can u elbabortate on that?
     
  7. Apr 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM
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    a comealong is overkill for a hundred pound kayak.

    As you describe it - a strap attached to a carabiner would serve.

    Or you could do a 3 to 1 block and tackle from the front of the bed and pull it in with that.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2015 at 6:19 PM
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    3 to 1 block?
     
  11. Apr 28, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    It's can be a pain but it's not that bad. 12ft Ascend FS12T.

    20150428_165726.jpg
     
  12. Apr 28, 2015 at 6:22 PM
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    I'd put a pulley at the buldhead of the cab. I'm not real familiar with 2nd gen beds but you could just throw a strap across the front tie down and attach the pulley in the middle then feed rope through the pulley to the yak.

    Another option could be a trolley for the yak and load it on flat ground. My yak has a wheel built in the keel and that is how i do it.


    EDIT: Are you putting it in the bed or on the roof?
     
  14. Apr 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    You're over thinking it. Just drive your truck into the water until the rack is at waterline.
     
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    Loading in bed
     
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    Just a couple things

    This is exactly what I meant

     
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    Actually I figured out what I'm going to do... Just use my cart ...

    When I get out the water, I will run to truck grab the cart, then load back onto cart take it to the truck and bam easy to load on flat surface :)
     
  20. Apr 28, 2015 at 7:19 PM
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    Solid advice,

    this guy gets it.:cheers:
     
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