I'm thinking about making some wall racks for my kayaks out of some 2/4s. Just a two by four at each end with another one angled down to suport it. Sound ok? Am I going to damage the kayak just sitting on 2/4s? one is a liquic logic xp 9 and the other one is a jackson rouge.
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Should work okay|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Jan-27-12 9:22 PM (EST)
some of my boats set on 1" pipe with no harm.
Will work fine|
Posted by: mintjulep on Jan-27-12 9:40 PM (EST)
Don't use pool noodles, they will squash completely flat in a week or so with constant weight on them. Use minicell or ethafoam.
buy vs. build|
Posted by: mceb on Jan-28-12 2:42 PM (EST)
Wall racks you buy are made for the job. I use Swagman Tajo but there are many others.
I built my own|
Posted by: dc9mm on Jan-28-12 5:26 PM (EST)
I used scrap 2 by 4 from Home Depot so wood was like 6 bucks the screws that I assembled it with cost the most at 12 bucks. I got real wide 3 inch strap which i got online for about 40 cents a foot or something around there.Two pictures of setup below. Thats my Eddyline Nighthawk 16.
kayak wall rack|
Posted by: old_user on Jan-29-12 4:58 PM (EST)
i use the same method as dc9mm, but lay my boats flat as i have several in order to fit everything in. I also have 6 SUPs, thus use the same system but less space in between. i don't use padding and never had issues with dings, etc.
Same idea, but one thing more|
Posted by: bartc on Jan-29-12 6:07 PM (EST)
I made a standing rack for outside (live in CA), built to permit the kayak to lie on a side. Then, rather than wooden supports that might dent the polyethylene, I attached rubber straps I made from a couple of old bicycle tires. The kayak now rests comfortably on those straps instead of the wood, which means NO dents.
Posted by: sjt78 on Jan-29-12 6:38 PM (EST)
I use the Talic Kayak Condo rack in the 3 kayak configuration (http://talic.com/cat25.php?osCsid=0b13d3901f4946321dff3be665a5741e). It is well made and depending on the cost of your kayaks, inexpensive for the protection it offers. I bought mine from Austin Kayak (http://www.austinkayak.com/products/4935/Talic-Kayak-Condo-Storage-Rack-Triple.html) as they usually have a 15 or 20% coupon code and free shipping I believe. Not a bad deal.
Stand on end|
Posted by: wavespinner on Jan-30-12 1:50 PM (EST)
You don't say if it's a garage or what the ceiling clearance is, but standing on end is a preferred way (minimal hull stress) for boat storage, and those are relatively short boats. I do that with a mat under them to prevent slippage. I orginally thought about putting pegs between them for the same reason, but it has not proved necessary.