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Topic: How do you store your kayak(s) ?  (Read 18031 times)

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2 plastic storage shelves from Home Depot ($40 each).  I saw a lot of great ideas on the forum, but was too lazy decided on this quickie.
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Two hang from the garage ceiling and one sits on my white trash man trailer in the garage. You could find a little old lady in your neighborhood and tell her you will mow her lawn if you can store your yak in her garage. I'm thinking about digging some verticle holes in my yard and storing the kayaks like missles in silos. No more space issues. It would be pretty cheap to make three 16 foot deep concrete lined silos in my yard. I would have to have the steel silo doors to keep the tweekers off my yaks.
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Six kayaks stored on the trailer. Easily rolled outside if I need the room to work inside.
I can lock the kayaks to the trailer and the trailer gets locked too if I keep it outside overnight.
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Your exact trailer was my inspiration Don. I saw it parked outside of CCK at the Spaghetti Factory one day and talked to the builder.
My only prob with the design was that the kayaks would sit too high to get it into my shop. Adapt, improvise, ovecome.
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I store our WS Tsunami 154's hanging in the garage. To keep them from deforming in the heat, I made a plank cradle to support them.



The plank is made of a 1 by 2 frame with 2" polystyrene foam infill and 1/8 luan ply skins top and bottom (torsion box construction) the yak sits on urethane foam pads cut to match the contour of the bottom. The planks weigh around 8 to 10 pounds.



Here's the frame hanging from the rafters. No yaks, so we're out having fun. the frame is made from an old truck rack I had lying around.



here's the pulleys and cleats for the hoisting ropes.



There are two additional ropes (fixed length) on the back of the rack to hold it at an angle when lowered. This is to clear the block wall in the background
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Here's the planks in place



here's how the planks hook to the racks (both this storage rack and the one on the truck) a 1/4" thick steel clamp plate and two nylock wing nuts. There are three clamps per plank, two along one edge of the plank, and one on the other edge



here's the yaks strapped to the planks. I really don't need the straps in the garage, but hooking them up keeps them tidy. there are lasso's on the bow and stern, and three straps across each yak. The straps connect with quick release buckles



Here's the strap snapped in place

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 Stern lasso  The bow lasso is similar, except I ran out of quick release buckles, so the lasso is fixed. I slide the yak back a bit and slip the front lasso in place before hooking up the rest of the straps



Here you can see the plank clamp and the strap connection. The straps and foam cradles fasten to 3/4" thick baltic birch ply crosspieces.



Note the safety chain (not hooked up yet) hanging between the yaks



Here's the front safety chain hooked up. After hooking it up, I ease the load off the ropes. There are two safety chains at the other end of the rack, one on each side. This three point hanging keeps the rack from rolling to either side when the tension on the ropes is eased up.



I hope I don't get in trouble for doing this in three posts. Most forums I go to have a limit on how long they can be, so I've developed the habit of doing posting in chunks.

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Thats a nice set-up.  I like the idea of the support boards.