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Garage Boat Hoist

12-02-2013 09:55 PM by bch | 8 comments »

This Fall I hung my boat from the garage. It involved some two-by material and some ceiling joists, so I figured there was enough wood involved to merit a posting here. My goals behind the design were: To keep costs low. All components must be rated to withstand at least double the weight of the boat (150 lbs.). Be safe for the household’s children. All “failure points” should have redundant backups. I started with 2×8 supports, which I cut to follow the form of the deck of the boat. I then ripped this down to about four inches to reduce it’s depth so that I don’t hit my head on it while it is up. The left over pieces were glued and scre...

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