There's no such thing as not enough room for another kayak, canoe, or ladder. Store your kayak overhead and out of the way. Smooth pulleys and latches make lifting even the heavy kayaks super easy. The exclusive rope locking mechanism prevents unwanted release and can suspend one product - 100 lb. load limit. Please note, you can mount this item as pictured on a 2 X 4 and screw the 2 X 4 to the joist or mount it right to the joist itself. Buy with confidence!