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Thread: Outside Kayak Rack Design - What is everyone using?

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    Default Outside Kayak Rack Design - What is everyone using?

    Not sure if this is in the correct sub-forum...

    In preparation for a new yak, I was wondering what the best rack design would be if I intended to store my yak outdoors. I have no room for house/garage storage so outdoors it has to be.

    What outdoor rack design are people using? I've read about racks supported by fences as well as ones that are suspended. Pics and/or links of your setup or design would be helpful.

    Thanks!

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    Either of these designs seem feasible. They caught my eye when I did an internet search recently regarding the same topic.


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    That PVC version is simple and functional.
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    I was up and Gander Mountain during their final closeout sale, and someone had already put a deposit on the kayak "fixture" before me.

    That PVC rack looks durable/functional/economical - I'm not sure it would hold the behemoth of a Pro Angler however.
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    I store my kayaks directly above my garage door.

    Closed the door and installed a heavy duty threaded hook into the ceiling framing.

    On the other end I installed another hook and secured it with a cam lock binder strap. Makes it easy to push the yak up with one hand while pulling the binder strap with the other.

    Works great and takes advantage of the unusable space above the garage door.
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    Anyone incorporate security into their outside storage rack? Has anyone heard of their kayak being stolen? I know bikes are readily stolen off of people's property, but not sure about kayaks.

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    security is always an issue.

    #1 - Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Cover your expensive gear with some cladding (tarp, blanked, rigging, sheathing, etc)

    #2 - Have Insurance - If someone wants to steal something, they will do whatever necessary to accomplish said thievery

    #3 - Locking Mechanisms & Exterior Video Security - You're only as protected as you want / need to be. If you already have a home surveillance system, adding some exterior PoE cameras is very simple. With todays technology, you can open an app on your smart phone and see real-time video to be sure you gear is sleeping safe and sound where you stored it/them.
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