Originally Posted by Paul7
I've considered it did you use rope and pulleys? Build a platform of sorts? My boat/frame is 200lbs.
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My cat is probably a little heavier (in the 300lb range) have a 8 ft powder coated steel frame that is heavier than a pig.
I don't have any pulley's just 4 heavy duty hooks that screw in the rafters (my ceiling is sheet rocked) I just take a 6ft cam strap and loop them through each corner of the frame, I make about a 3ft loop, then I have one of my kids come out in the garage and I lift up one end of the cat and they loop the straps over the hooks, then the other end. then I just yank on the strap at each corner until I've slowly tightened each one up as high as it will go. So far no troubles, and I can get it up there in about 20 minutes. (which isn't bad for only doing it once a year) this year I folded down my oar towers and gained a few more inches of clearance over the suburban. I leave the oars and stuff strapped on top of the frame. so all those unwieldy things are all together. In the spring I back my trailer in the garage and lower it down on to the deck (the platform is 2' off the deck of my trailer so it's kind of tall) then I spin it around to orient it on the trailer, strap it down, and off we go.