DIY free standing 2-Canoe Rack plans
Posted by: old_user on Feb-15-09 1:57 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I need to build a simple FREE-STANDING 2-Canoe rack to fit in my garage to hold (2) 55# canoes - "bunkbed-style." It will go on casters to be mobile.
While I am not Mr. Handy Shopman, I have drawn up my own plans but am at a standstill: How do I support the "upper" berth?
I was going to use all 2x4's, doubled 2x4 uprights with 2x4 arms. The bottom berth is no problem. But I would love to hear good ideas for how to build the top "arms" to support the weight. Thanks, paddlers!
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My tandem is on the upper berth.|
Posted by: string on Feb-15-09 2:32 PM (EST)
I just put an angled support arm 2x4 from the upright to about halfway out the upper berth.For extra support, I put an screw eye in the top of the upright and the end of the arm. When the boat is there I tighten a tie-down strap between the eyes.
rack holds 3 boats, alligator & gear|
Posted by: TexasLady on Feb-15-09 11:41 PM (EST)
That's a pretty Rob Roy on top.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Feb-15-09 11:55 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Feb-16-09 9:38 AM (EST)
I appreciate all your thoughtful replies and pix.
Open Front Rack|
Posted by: wetzool on Feb-16-09 10:48 AM (EST)
You can craft something similar to this Talic rack using 2x4's. Put castors on the feet for mobility. Use webbing to support the boats.
My rack is about 6' tall and right now|
Posted by: string on Feb-16-09 11:08 AM (EST)