3 thoughts on “RAD Sportz Kayak Hoist Lift Garage Storage Canoe Hoists (Lifetime Warranty), 125-Pound Capacity

  1. 88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    An elegant solution, June 29, 2010
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    TerryD “TerryD” (Florida) –

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    The Rad-Sportz Kayak Hoist system is a very nice system to store a kayak on the ceiling. After using my self designed system for about a year, I needed an upgrade because of a new boat. This system caught my eye because it is effective, and also inexpensive compared to many on the market right now. Raising the boats (I have two boats and two hoists) is easy and secure due to the locking mechanism. Lowering it is a bit more difficult, because you have hold one of the two lines (to release that locking mechanism) while you feed out rope on the other. My boats are heavy and this can hurt your hands, depending on how you are holding the lines.

    My only other nit-pick is the rope is not the best quality, This rope seems to fray easily and will probably need to be replaced after a year or so. But for the cost, this device is well worth it and I would buy another if I got another boat.

    The previous comments bout not pulling the boat up far enough are no longer true, in that they have redesigned the system with adjust able straps so you can get the boat pretty tight to the ceiling. I’m 6 foot tall and my ceiling is just over 8 feet and I can walk under my boats.

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  2. 53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Kayak Winter Storage, November 9, 2008
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    E. Burns (Stockton Springs, ME) –
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    This review is from: RAD Sportz Kayak Hoist Lift Garage Storage Canoe Hoists (Lifetime Warranty), 125-Pound Capacity (Sports)
    Very pleased with the quality of the hardware that came with the kit. The instructions were fairly easy to interpret and the whole thing went together in about an hour.
    The photo accompanying this product is a bit deceiving since it will not permit the kayak to go as close to the ceiling as shown due to the size of the pully systems and the width of the straps that come with the kit. If the straps could be shortened (they come sewn to a fixed size) you could gain several more inches. As such, our kayak is hanging only about 5.5′ off the floor. It’s OK, but even knowing it’s there doesn’t stop you from banging your head every so often.
    Good kit for the price. Certainly does the job.

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  3. 59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works very well, July 27, 2009
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    Paddling in the SE (Charlotte, NC) –

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    I compared a few units for hoisting my kayaks to the ceiling of my garage. I found that the hardware in this kit was the same in kits that were selling for a lot more from other online retailers. The installation is not terribly difficult.

    You do need to shorten the straps that hold up your kayak if you want to hang it close to the ceiling. The straps are pretty long and if you don’t fold them over or shorten them, your kayak will droop pretty low.

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