Posted by: stevem on May-24-13 7:33 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
-- Last Updated: May-24-13 7:35 PM EST --
I've got a quick question regarding kayak storage. I just recently bought 2 kayaks and while waiting for the tsunami 145 I decided to build a rack for them. I had done some reading online and from what I read it said storing them on their side was better then storing them flat so I made a rack to store 2 side by side. Now when looking at the tsunami manual it shows not to store them on their side unless your using straps. Here's a picture of the rack. You can't see it but there is foam on the vertical and horizontal crossbars. So which way is better for storage that won't cause damage? I have no inside storage so they will always be outside, they're under a tree to provide some shade. Was also thinking of putting plywood on the top of the rack to provide more protection.
Paddler's Truck Rack
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Don't store on their side?|
Posted by: redmond on May-25-13 9:12 AM (EST)
That doesn't make sense. The hull is strongest on the side. Your rig looks good to me! You're right though, some kind of cover to block the sun will help.
Posted by: harry0244 on May-25-13 9:22 AM (EST)
I think they meant|
Posted by: pirateoverforty on May-25-13 10:45 AM (EST)
Don't store on side on a flat surface like a floor which would concentrate the weight at one point on the hull.
Posted by: carldelo on May-25-13 11:51 AM (EST)
I see foam on the cross bars under the boat, and a strap from a cockpit cover. The boats load from the end, I assume, looks good.
Posted by: remeny on Jun-01-13 7:45 PM (EST)
I would get some cockpit seals that are half mesh. I use the half mesh type for storage which keep the cockpit fresh and use the solid type (e.g the one in the picture) for transport.
Posted by: kayakboy on Jun-02-13 4:21 PM (EST)
Could you direct me to where to get some mesh covers?
Protection form sun|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Jun-01-13 8:27 PM (EST)
Is most important. Tarp, plywood is fine.
Posted by: remeny on Jun-02-13 10:47 PM (EST)
Posted by: pirateoverforty on Jun-03-13 12:30 AM (EST)