Testimonials

8/4/2012

"The Hoister works better than expected. It takes a bit of planning to install but I followed the installation instructions to the T and the kayak fits very close to the ceiling of the garage. I adjusted rope lengths many times so my advice is not to cut them shorter ever or at least not till you are satisfied with the final configuration. All the parts are very high quality. I have zero complaints with this system."

Leslie N.

"Immediately after I purchased this, I thought: why did I just spend $180 on some ropes and pulleys? But once I got everything installed and the canoe slung, I was so happy with it! The quality of every item in the kit is obviously top of the line. The rigging worked perfectly, I could raise my 200 lb fiberglass canoe with one arm!"

Daniel S.

"Excellent product, I bought this same Hoister 2 years ago for my first kayak, and needed a 2nd one for my fishing kayak as well. It will allow you to raise your boat right up to the ceiling. Hoister is an excellent product."

Mark V.

"It was easy to install, was not complicated to place. Directions were easy to understand. Lifting my kayak with this kit was very easy even with one hand! Great product!"

Charles B.

"I didn't have much room to store my 12' 6" SUP, and because of my shoulder injury, couldn't lift it easily. My solution was simple! I installed a Harken Hoister on the ceiling of my garage directly above my SUV. All I have to do is hook up two straps with clips, pull up the SUP, cleat and store! When I want to go paddling, I just let it down onto the car's roof rack. Harken Hoister makes it so much easier for me to go paddling. There are less expensive hoist systems out there, but the high quality Harken Hoister is well worth the cost difference because the parts don't break or jam. It's safer too because I'm not standing underneath the load as I raise/lower my board. I'm super happy with my Harken Hoister!"

Will P., Oconomowoc, WI

"Before I got the Harken Hoister, I honestly never thought about using a system that could lift a boat off a car and store it safely in the rafters. But I've been using the Harken Hoister for over three years now without a single problem. I can't imagine any product doing the job better!"

David S., Chicago, IL

"I purchased my Harken Hoister system from a dealer about a year ago. Inadvertently I put several nicks in hoist rope itself. It was my fault. I asked the dealer if I could get a new rope and if they could re-string in through the pulley system. He said he could not but he went to the trouble to call Harken directly and ask if you would replace the rope and re-string it. You said yes and you asked me to send the system back to you. I did and within a week you replaced and re-strung the rope and sent it back to me. And to my surprise there was no charge! This is fantastic service and I wanted you to know that I greatly appreciate it."

Brian B.

"Once installed it makes storing a boat or even a topper for a pick-up incredibly easy and out of the way."

Sue C., Milwaukee, WI

"Storing six fishing kayaks and my wife's touring kayak in my garage was quite a challenge until I came across the Harken Hoister. I'm average at following directions, but it was simple to install and allowed me to raise my 70 - 80 pound kayaks so they're out of the way. Lowering to my car top or trailer via a pulley system is very quick and easy. Then I'm off to catch lots of smallmouth bass and enjoy a great day of fishing!"

-Bill Schultz, Wilderness Systems National Fishing Pro Staff

"I have installed two of your excellent 7807 Hoisters in my carport. They operate effortlessly and are a huge upgrade over the system that I had previously invented (mine felt like I was lifting skiboats instead of kayaks)! Thanks for the great design of your product and the quick delivery."

-Hugh Prichard, Eugene, OR  

"I no longer store my kayak outdoors under a kayak cover. I recently bought a Harken Hoister 7803 and now store my kayak in the garage. It is so easy to hoist the kayak out of the way. The installation was very easy. I spent most of my time cleaning out the garage and moving things in the garage to make space for the kayak. I really like the Hoister."

-Carbonkayak 

 "I recently installed the Harken Hoister for my canoe, which weighs about 70 lbs. It was recommended by a friend. I was previously using a home-made system of pulleys that had all the ease of lifting the Titanic. I should have installed the Harken system years ago. It takes practically no strength to lift the boat, it's secure, and easy to install. I've since purchased two more Harken Hoisters for my other boats. This is a superior product. Thank you." 

-Robert Lansberg

"Once it's up, you will love it! Pull it up and the boat is out of the way with its gear inside. Lower it down and you can work on the boat."

-Easy Rider

"The Harken Hoister is going to save me $20,000-that's how much it was going to cost to build an addition to the garage to store my boat."

-Ed Hoffman (Annapolis Boat Show)

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