login ask-a-question questions unanswered tags faq

I'm hanging my kayak from the ceiling of my garage, and I bought some cheap pulleys from Harbor Freight to setup a simple block & tackle style rig. It works, but the pulleys are relatively cheap, and they bind easily. I went to West Marine and looked at their pulleys which were significantly nicer, but were also around $25 each.

I'd love a good recommendation for pulleys that won't break the bank. It's hard to tell what brands are good when you're looking online.


asked Feb 03 '13 at 17:52

Allen%20Watts's gravatar image

Allen Watts

McMaster-Carr, of course.


answered Feb 03 '13 at 18:04

Wayne%20Ruffner's gravatar image

Wayne Ruffner

Thanks, I'm not familiar with this site, but I can tell I'm going to be! It appears that good pulleys are simply going to be expensive. But either way this is a great site. Thanks for the link!

1 year, 11 months ago
Allen%20Watts's gravatar image Allen Watts

Local swap meet or farmer's market. Pulleys run about buck for a cheap piece'o'crap to a double sawbuck for a hundred-year-old iron&oak job in perfect condition. You might have to come back once a week all summer to find the one(s) you want, but that's part of the adventure!


answered Feb 14 '13 at 21:05

Medievalist's gravatar image


Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported


Asked: Feb 03 '13 at 17:52

Seen: 1,879 times

Last updated: Feb 14 '13 at 21:05

Related questions

powered by OSQA