Kayak storage question
Posted by: sprockets on Apr-20-14 7:45 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
I bought the 2 Kestrel's I found on CL yesterday and brought them home in a 5x9 U-haul trailer. They were well secured and protected during the 60 mile highway trip.
They are now sitting on the floor of my garage which I know isn't good.
1. The prior owner used ladder hangers to store them on the wall. Any thoughts on these? A little extra pool noodle and they look like they'll work fine. Is there a "best" place to have the support?
2. How long can they sit on the garage floor?
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Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
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Floor is fine|
Posted by: JayBabina on Apr-20-14 8:03 AM (EST)
Put some carpet under them so they feel loved. They're happy on the floor.
The ones you linked to....|
Posted by: kfbrady on Apr-20-14 11:11 AM (EST)
...are only 10 1/4" wide. Will they be wide enough for your boats?
Ceiling Hoists work great...|
Posted by: mmulvey on Apr-21-14 6:03 PM (EST)
try Dick's Sporting Goods. I bought a 2-pulley hoist from Dick's for $30 and it works great. It comes with everything you need to hang the boat from the ceiling. The system also comes with hooks to hang an adult-sized mountain bike. Holds up to 100lbs.
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Apr-21-14 6:16 PM (EST)
Ladder hangers will work fine. We currently have three kayaks stored that way in our garage, one smaller kayak standing on end in corner and a canoe on a hoist. Just pad the hangers with pipe insulation or pool noodles. Best to make sure the rear bulkhead is located at one of the hangers. Secure the boats with straps looped from eye hooks on the wall. Piece of cake!