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Old 06-14-2019, 06:10 AM
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Default kayak rack, anyone built one?

They seem to be multiplying... nice large three car garage couldn't fit a Yugo in it now. Its a weekend place so its not that big of a deal to not have space for cars, but what little organizer i have in me want to built a wall or stand alone rack.

anyone do this? pics?

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I built one under my house that holds 3. I can stand under my house.
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I put two of these up for our SUPs. They work great.

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Yep. I’ll try to post pics. Look at a Harken Hoister for overhead storage. I have 3 in my garage with these. 2 more on an outdoor rack. Pics later I hope. D

https://www.hoister.com/
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This site will give you a ton of ideas.
https://www.storeyourboard.com/

I have two of these wall-mounted ones for ours.
https://www.storeyourboard.com/fishi...YaAul6EALw_wcB
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Always just used the sling type.
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oh wow
thanks, in like 30 secs found a stand alone double sided rack at walmart.com for $199. Worth it to just buy one and fish for the afternoon instead of buying hauling lumber and building. will get one of my teenagers to build.

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2x4's and deck screws are all you need.
Screw 2 2x4's into a wall about 4 feet long and 4 foot high 6 foot wide. Screw on some legs and a front brace top and bottom and 2x4's on the floor running back to the wall and up the wall. Basically a 2x4 rectangle table. Store your yaks side up and you can easily store 6, 3 on top 3 on the bottom.
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go to www.rutabaga.com and search for the racks. this is a local place to me. they have great products and the staff is friendly.
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When I lived in ST Pete my garage had 14' ceiling so I bought ones that mounted on the ceiling and had a pull cord to raise or lower the kayak. But you need at least 11' to do it that way.
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XL J Racks from Lowes i think - maybe $20
some leftover lumber 2x4 triangles to clear the trash cans - another $10
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I use some of these on a simple 2x4 frame, but they could be screwed right into the wall:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...8042/202305548

My understanding is that it is best to store kayaks vertically, next best is on their sides supported at the 1/3 way points, and lastly on their bottoms.
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thx,
cant hang from ceiling. 3 very large doors take all the ceiling space when open
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
thx,
cant hang from ceiling. 3 very large doors take all the ceiling space when open

Is there enough room above the door to suspend them? The room between the door (when open) and the ceiling is great space for bulk items.
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Originally Posted by .Mike View Post
I use some of these on a simple 2x4 frame, but they could be screwed right into the wall:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...8042/202305548

My understanding is that it is best to store kayaks vertically, next best is on their sides supported at the 1/3 way points, and lastly on their bottoms.
I did exactly this in my last house.
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My neighbor has 2 on the side of his house. They are basically 4x4s in the ground with 2x4 legs sticking out horizontally on one side. He can store a half dozen canoes or kayaks. It is usually more than half full.
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I just built one under our beach hose - a few Home Depot floor flanges attached to the wall and threaded pipes, cover them with a pool noodle and stack The kayaks.
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Originally Posted by ytmorris View Post
Is there enough room above the door to suspend them? The room between the door (when open) and the ceiling is great space for bulk items.

no
big doors are tight up to ceiling. 10’. But no room.

Some great ideas here. Will update
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Always just used the sling type.
I wouldn't overlook this option. Cheap to buy, wicked easy to mount, and takes up no space when the kayaks aren't in it.

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