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SBL 04-10-2013 11:54 AM

Harken hoist installed
 
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Installed the harken hoist a few days ago. Took the top and doors off as it has been beautiful in Delaware. I added two extra straps b/c I was nervous about the kids being under the top. I am sure it would have been fine but the extra security helps me sleep better.
Also added the tuffy security deck
The kids have been beside themselves driving around with the top and doors off the last few days.

SBL 04-10-2013 12:01 PM

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C6Rubicon 04-10-2013 12:02 PM

Nice :)

Y-Guy 04-10-2013 12:11 PM

Nice setup, thanks for the pics! I tried to mess with another way of doing this using some old bike hoists, but came to the conclusion that it's not the right way to go.

I noticed you closed your rear window, yet mostly I've seen them left open. Anyone have thoughts about the pro's or con's of open or closed?

SBL 04-10-2013 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Y-Guy (Post 3619459)
Nice setup, thanks for the pics! I tried to mess with another way of doing this using some old bike hoists, but came to the conclusion that it's not the right way to go.

I noticed you closed your rear window, yet mostly I've seen them left open. Anyone have thoughts about the pro's or con's of open or closed?

I don't think it makes any difference if the window is open or closed. I had to put the lift close to the back of my garage b/c of the placement of the opener so it would have hit the shelves on the way up. I could open it now that it is up and in place but did not see the need.

Y-Guy 04-10-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks SBL! I appreciate the feedback. Did you order from Amazon or Quadratec?

SBL 04-10-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Y-Guy (Post 3619592)
Thanks SBL! I appreciate the feedback. Did you order from Amazon or Quadratec?

Quadratec

R1pilot 04-10-2013 07:19 PM

Installed the 200lb Harken hoist last weekend. Just need to tie all knots. Will do this weekend but have heard doing so is a pita. We'll see... Hoping to have the top off shortly after.

jwilson2598 04-10-2013 08:27 PM

Love my Harken hoist. Thanks for the pic with the window shut, I may do that to mine just to save the wear on the supports holding it open for 6 months. Good call on the safety straps, I did the same as well for peace of mind since I park the Jeep under it.

jwilson2598 04-10-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by R1pilot (Post 3620980)
Installed the 200lb Harken hoist last weekend. Just need to tie all knots. Will do this weekend but have heard doing so is a pita. We'll see... Hoping to have the top off shortly after.

It's not too bad to do, but I cheated. My buddy who helped out said it was the same knot you tie for rock climbing, which he does, so I made sure I was busy doing other parts of the install while he tied them lol.

Giantsfan1984 04-10-2013 10:26 PM

anyone know what the knot is called? after doing it 6-8times i almost like it.

diverdave 04-10-2013 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1984 (Post 3621767)
anyone know what the knot is called? after doing it 6-8times i almost like it.

The knots called a figure 8

imanotright 04-11-2013 12:16 AM

i just went and got a cheap winch at habor frieght i plan on hooking it up soon

fastNugly 04-11-2013 12:27 AM

Hoping to do this once I get my JKRU

R1pilot 04-11-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 (Post 3621263)

It's not too bad to do, but I cheated. My buddy who helped out said it was the same knot you tie for rock climbing, which he does, so I made sure I was busy doing other parts of the install while he tied them lol.

Ha! This is genius. I gotta find one of those friends...

DrLecter90210 04-11-2013 06:07 PM

Figure 8 is super easy. Take your rope and create a bite then twist the bite and trace the other end back through. That will create a figure 8 not. Very strong and it won't move.

Giantsfan1984 04-11-2013 09:07 PM

i never made it past cub scouts. following the paper instructions on the knot sucked.
Tying a Figure Eight 8 Knot For Climbing - YouTube

R1pilot 04-13-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Giantsfan1984 (Post 3625998)
i never made it past cub scouts. following the paper instructions on the knot sucked.
Tying a Figure Eight 8 Knot For Climbing - YouTube

This video saved me from a ton of frustration. Excellent instruction. Thanks for the link!

angelo 04-13-2013 04:25 PM

Love the hoist as well -

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8...28eeb2ae07.jpg

fastNugly 04-13-2013 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by angelo (Post 3632485)

Where in Ontario are you located?

Patrick Molloy 04-13-2013 04:38 PM

Can't get them in the UK. Harken UK don't respond! Harken US says call a European dealer....there are 5 and NONE have returned my calls. I could get from Quadratec or 4WD in the USA but transposition adds $60, plus HMCR (customs) add 20% VAT

So what does it add up to? Say $220 almost 50%. Damn. The bits in a hardware store probably cost $30. But if I built it, it would be U G L Y
Ha ha


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angelo 04-13-2013 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by fastNugly (Post 3632519)
Where in Ontario are you located?


Used to live in Toronto,

Now im in the Caledon area.

fastNugly 04-13-2013 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by angelo (Post 3632542)
Used to live in Toronto,

Now im in the Caledon area.

Still not that far!
Any trails up there?

angelo 04-13-2013 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by fastNugly (Post 3632566)
Still not that far!
Any trails up there?


Nah nothing special up here -
I see a few trails but everything around here is private property..

Where are you located?

fastNugly 04-13-2013 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by angelo (Post 3632598)
Nah nothing special up here -
I see a few trails but everything around here is private property..

Where are you located?

Scarborough/Pickering border.
Port Union exit off the 401

FinzLeft 04-13-2013 05:25 PM

Did that too, it works great...

BTW, got my on Amazon for $110, heck of a lot cheaper then Quadratic ...j/s

fastNugly 04-13-2013 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by FinzLeft (Post 3632694)
Did that too, it works great...

BTW, got my on Amazon for $110, heck of a lot cheaper then Quadratic ...j/s

Got a link to the seller?
I'll want to follow your foot steps on this one.

days-like-this 04-14-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by SBL (Post 3619378)
Installed the harken hoist a few days ago. Took the top and doors off as it has been beautiful in Delaware. I added two extra straps b/c I was nervous about the kids being under the top. I am sure it would have been fine but the extra security helps me sleep better.
Also added the tuffy security deck
The kids have been beside themselves driving around with the top and doors off the last few days.

Nice...will be doing this install in about 3 weeks. LOVE your billet/tan seats :thumb: Also curious about the $110 price on Amazon...

jwilson2598 04-14-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 (Post 3621259)
Love my Harken hoist. Thanks for the pic with the window shut, I may do that to mine just to save the wear on the supports holding it open for 6 months. Good call on the safety straps, I did the same as well for peace of mind since I park the Jeep under it.

Thanks for the tip SBL, I shut the window down on mine, I have a lot more light from the overhead lights now.

fastNugly 04-14-2013 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jwilson2598 (Post 3636340)
Thanks for the tip SBL, I shut the window down on mine, I have a lot more light from the overhead lights now.

Are you using the Harken Hoist as well?


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