I'm looking for a source for double pulleys (two sheaves with a rigid
eye.) I want to use these to lift several kayaks to the roof when not
in use. Each one weighs less than 80 lbs. I've looked through what
Google has and don't find anything particularly interesting. I need at
lease 30 of these (3 kayaks) and would like 1 or 1-1/2" sheaves suitable
for carrying approx. 5/16" dia line.
Most hardware stores should have these.
When I did this, I hooked two ropes, for the ends or a boat,
through a regular pulley above each end, toogether. Then I ran a
rope horizontally to and from a pulley at the connection, from
another pulley far enough away to allow sufficient lift. Pulling
the rope through the distant pulley gives a 2/1 advantage pulling
the 2 boat ends up equally.
I hope this is clear enough to help.
You need 10 blocks - 40 sheaves - to lift one 80# kayak??????
Most any hardware store should have small blocks...Ace, Home Depot, etc.
And if you want to pay big $$, any marine supply store.
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Did you hear about the two eskimoes who were taking a long trip by kayak.
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