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Old 18 February 2012, 15:18   #1
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Garage Ceiling Mount For My RIB

I have a Achilles 7ft 10" RIB weighing 90 lb I want to mount it flush to my ceiling for the winter months , any suggestions ? Thanks Elliot blkdog2000@gmail.com
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Old 18 February 2012, 16:05   #2
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A few years back I saw a garage with a trailer winch bolted to the wall and a couple of pulleys. When I asked the owner he explained to me that he used it to remove and store the hard top of his car.

I am guessing an old sports Mercedes fiberglass top with a rear windscreen will probably weigh more than your boat.
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Old 18 February 2012, 16:24   #3
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Good idea.
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Old 18 February 2012, 16:48   #4
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As long as your pulley system is drilled into timber or concrete than you'll be fine. do the same for my Thule roof box... granted it doesn't weigh the same, but the principle is the same.
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We had an 11ft. sailing dinghy which we winched to the garage ceiling.
Heavy wooden cradle with a chock at each end to stop boat sliding off. Rope shackled to an eye bolt at each corner.
Each rope through a seperate pulley attached to the rafters by U-bracket.
Other end of ropes tied together on a shackle.
We turned the boat upside down onto the cradle.
Pulled it up with the car.
Four short chain loops around the rafters at each pulley, sliped under the cradle ends.
Unhitch and drive car underneath.
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I have a Achilles 7ft 10" RIB weighing 90 lb I want to mount it flush to my ceiling for the winter months , any suggestions ? Thanks Elliot blkdog2000@gmail.com
Why would you want to hang your Rib from the ceiling you yanks have some crazy ideas deflate it and but in the cupboard
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Why would you want to hang your Rib from the ceiling you yanks have some crazy ideas deflate it and but in the cupboard
Stops possibility of rodents Having a good Knaw,for one
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I've got three kayaks and a large roof box all on pulleys in the roof of the garage. None are as heavy as your RIB; as Spartacus says make sure that you fit to rafters or concrete. I guess none of us here would want to say go for it and it will be fine, as you might sue us if it failed
Seriously, IMHO you will have to be the best judge whether your fittings etc will take the weight.
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Seriously, IMHO you will have to be the best judge whether your fittings etc will take the weight.
It's only 40kg (total weight) and will be spread out over the two pulleys. Like anything, the security of the fixing is paramount, such as through a timber joist.
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Agreed. Shouldn't tax the DIY brain cells too much.
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