Posted by: taylor.rousey on Mar-03-14 2:20 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
I just purchased a Necky Manitou 14. I like to think of myself as pretty handy so I would like to make some sort of storage system rather than buy one.
I was thinking of using two small ratchet straps and some eye bolts to hang it from the rafters in my garage. Has anyone else done something like this? What position is the best to store the kayak in something like this, upside down, on its side?
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Posted by: pirateoverforty on Mar-03-14 3:44 PM (EST)
Put the yak on it's side. Arrange the straps so they support the boat at the bulkheads. I Don't hang both ends of the strap on the same hook. I would still recommend a cockpit cover even in a closed garage. I prefer something breathable and have used mesh material and a bungee cord to make my own.
Posted by: kfbrady on Mar-03-14 3:47 PM (EST)
I store mine in my garage, on a wheeled cradle I built from 2x4s. To support each kayaks (right side up) I use two lengths of 2" poly webbing. When I clean or wax the boats I just flip them over. Strapworks.com has all the webbing and fittings you could need, their prices are good and their service is super fast.
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Posted by: Guideboatguy on Mar-03-14 4:20 PM (EST)
Second the cam straps|
Posted by: pirateoverforty on Mar-03-14 5:33 PM (EST)
And yes, I was trying to tell you to avoid pinching the hull.
When I used the ratchet straps|
Posted by: randy_morgart on Mar-04-14 9:46 PM (EST)
I'd pull the strap end to raise boat up 1/3 way, then ratchet to hold. Raise other end 2/3 then ratchet, till it was against the rafters, either right side up or upside down.
Posted by: mazer on Mar-05-14 6:35 PM (EST)
My friends purchased the hanging system on Amazon, which runs about $120 and has four boards one attaches to a garage ceiling then it has a pulley system for easy let down right onto the roof of the car. My kayaks are in my living room behind my recliner....I only have a carport and dont trust they wont get ripped off. Good luck
Posted by: shiraz627 on Mar-06-14 5:32 PM (EST)
Congrats on your new boat! For the Winter I hang both my canoe and kayak from the rafters with cam straps.