I live in a condo. So as you can imagine space is limited. Right off, I had a issue figuring out where to store my kayak. In this case a twelve foot Adios. No, I do not have a garage. Wish I did. And dragging it inside the house all the time was out of the question. That left the lanai as the only logical place for my yak.
Unfortunately, my lanai isn’t huge. If I simply put the kayak on the floor, there was not enough room for a table and chairs. Bummer. Consequently, I began looking for a solution. Eventually, I settled on a ceiling winch. With heavy-duty masonry anchors, I mounted the pulley system overhead. There are eight anchors in total, each one rated for roughly 400 pounds. My Adios weighs about 70. No, the ceiling fan doesn’t touch.
It’s not a perfect deal. Hoisting the thing up and down can be a pain in the arse. When I have company, or just want to use the table, however, it’s a godsend. The cost? About 70 buckeroos, plus a masonry bit and some anchors. Not bad.