How do you store your yak?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Dave_Barrie, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Dave_Barrie

    Dave_Barrie Paddler

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    I got tired of trying to move around mine while it's sitting on the floor so I spent a few dollars at the hardware store and I have a new system. I attached 6 hooks to the floor joists in our basement.

    When I bring the boat in I can lift up one end and hook the carry handle on one hook, then lift the other end and hook that one up as well. Then I take a set of tie down straps and my foamies and secure one on either side of the cockpit right underneath the bulkheads. Once it's in place I unhook the carry handles at bow and stern so they're not taking any weight. It seems to work pretty well and frees up a lot of floor space.

    I'll post a pic when I have one....
     
  2. Dave_Barrie

    Dave_Barrie Paddler

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    A few pics of the new system...

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  3. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    Looks good Dave!

    I don't have the luxury of being able to store my boats indoors. Here's how I store mine (most of the time they're covered with tarps):

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  4. Astoriadave

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    Good lookin' Pygmy double. You built it?
     
  5. Mark_Schilling

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    Yup, that's the Pygmy Osprey double that Dan built a little over 3 years ago. It's one fine looking boat - quite something to see up-close. Dan documented the entire process, which is now available for all to see here, in the 'Boat/Accessory Buidling' section of this site.
     
  6. Dan_Millsip

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    Thanks Dave, I did build it myself -- it's a great boat that I enjoy paddling a lot with my kids. I'm hoping to build a Pygmy Coho soon.

    I also built the racks that the boats are stored on.

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  7. Dave_Barrie

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    This is how I store my other yaks

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  8. garyhaupt

    garyhaupt Paddler

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    I used to keep mine in my westy...now it's in my wee ahh v. I have a folding type and that was one of the deal makers when I was shopping. I live in apts or condo's usually and am a terrible gypsy that is always on the road, it seems. I decided that I wanted something I could carry in whatever I was driving, put on a plane, and unless I happen to not put it away...no one knows I have it.


    Gary Haupt