Lifting config to elevate the canoe/kayak from the floor to the ceiling. Made out of some pulley and rope. also hooks to the ceiling
Step 1: Materials
I sat down and drawed a cofiguration to lift the canoe from the flor, it consisted in a simple pulley array about 11 pulleys and rope. Some flat rope to go arround the canoe and some rings to fix the pulley to the rope
I used a couple of strong magnets from some hard drives as a stud finder, since my ceiling beams are made out of galvanised Zinc or some galvanised iron.
Then tap 2 holes large enogh let throug a 1/2" toggle bolt anchor to the othe side. Distance between holes, in my case about 2 feet apart, since thats the width of the canoe in that point
12 - small pulleys 30-50 pounds
4 - 1/4" x 2" long Closed loop bolts
4 - 1/2" toggle anchor for 1/4" bolts
25 mts of high strenght, little elasticity rope, (1/4" diametre I used)
Lots of Hard drive magnets.
1 - 1/2" drill bit
5 to 6 foots of flat rope, it was from some rack tensing strings.
In material y spent about 15 to 20$ I already had the ropes , only bought the pulleys, hooks and molleys.