best way to store 17' alum canoe?
Posted by: DPForumDog on Sep-30-13 9:08 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Are you supposed to hang a canoe? lay it flat or upside down?
What is the ideal way to store a canoe?
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Posted by: Guideboatguy on Sep-30-13 9:23 PM (EST)
Posted by: Yakety-yak on Oct-03-13 8:50 AM (EST)
I have always hung mine and never had issue.. If you know an electrician have him bend you two question marks with a flat, rather than curved top. Make the flats a bit wider than your canoe. Use rigid 3/4 and leave the tail threaded. Determining how long the tail will be will be decided by where you hang it. I hung mine under my deck a little more than shoulder heights. You can walk right under the hanger then just duck out.. To fasten it to the deck use a standoff plate, they come round or square and have a female thread that accepts the pipe thread. Prebend your question mark from a bread tie so the flatl and tail hang in equilibriumm. This way all the weight of your canoe is straight down. I've had mine 15 yrs
Posted by: vic on Sep-30-13 11:38 PM (EST)
My 17 foot Osagian aluminum canoe has been upside down near the barn for at least 15 years. It has not shown any negative effects even though the horses kick it a lot because they like the sound it makes. They haven't even dented it.
Posted by: davejjj on Oct-01-13 3:44 PM (EST)