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Canoe42
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08/19/2020 10:30AM  
Looking for ideas on DIY indoor canoe storage racks.
 
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08/19/2020 10:51AM  

Not racks but hangers
 
08/19/2020 11:51AM  
+1 on the hanger for the canoe:


TZ
 
Jackfish
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08/19/2020 11:58AM  

Just throwing out ideas. :)
 
08/19/2020 12:09PM  
I hang mine in garage. I use a pulley system to raise and lower it easily. Also, I tie around a cross beam as a backup should the initial rope give way. With cars under the canoe, I believe in a backup to avoid any possible damage below in the event of failure of rope or pulleys.
 
08/19/2020 12:46PM  
3 canoes in my messy garage (ok...actually a 4th up front...). Bottom one is on sawhorses with storage beneath. Top 2 are hanginging...one rack from the other. Actually not hard to get either out if you position your ropes properly. If I retire next year, there will be a new storage shed built for boat in middle and canoes on sides.
 
08/19/2020 12:55PM  
also have 3 more....OK 4....in my buddies haymow on a crude built rack
 
paddler1953
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08/19/2020 01:58PM  
I'm pretty fortunate because we have an old barn on our property. Now that I'm retired, one of my first projects during the time of Covid was to build racks for my canoes. I now have one three-tiered rack and a double, side-by-side rack that fits four more canoes. All my kayaks are stored on their side on another set of racks and my guide boats are on separate saw horses. All in all, it's amazing how much space my barn actually has inside when everything this up and off the floor.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time...be well.

snapper
 
jhb8426
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08/19/2020 02:24PM  
bwcadan: "I hang mine in garage. I use a pulley system to raise and lower it easily. Also, I tie around a cross beam as a backup should the initial rope give way..."

That's my setup as well. Don't trust the ropes alone.
 
08/19/2020 02:25PM  
I hang with those Menards pulley hangers
 
andym
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08/19/2020 02:50PM  
This thread has some good and easy ideas for wall mounted supports.
 
AdamXChicago
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08/19/2020 02:56PM  
Jackfish: "
Just throwing out ideas. :) "

Souris River in Atikokan?
 
Jackfish
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08/19/2020 03:10PM  
AdamXChicago: "Jackfish: "
Just throwing out ideas. :) "

Souris River in Atikokan?"


Yessir... we got the tour a few years ago.
 
08/19/2020 05:06PM  
Hangers
 
08/19/2020 05:42PM  
cowdoc: "also have 3 more....OK 4....in my buddies haymow on a crude built rack "

Mine at the end of the garage looks like this but without the bottom two racks.
 
Surfman
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08/19/2020 06:53PM  
Here is a rack I built a couple of years back. Holds 8 canoes but I built it a little too high so the top section will only hold certain boats with still having the ability to open the garage door. I also put it on casters so I could move it and push it up against the garage wall.

Post where I got the idea from.
https://bwca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=forum.thread&threadId=231714&forumID=15&confID=1#1

Not sure why pics posted that way except maybe something about uploading from my phone.









 
OldTripper
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08/19/2020 06:58PM  
You can't see them very well, but I made 2 triangular shaped brackets out of light weight 3/4" angle iron that I fastened to the wall, back when I had a garage with 10 foot sidewalls. I put some 1/2" plywood on the top of the brackets to protect the wooden gunnels from the metal. Not the best picture, but you get the idea.
 
08/19/2020 07:45PM  
My setup.

2 in the garage which is just a 1 1/2 car garage. An old Grumman behind the garage and the last canoe is in my brother’s car barn.
 
LarryS48
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08/20/2020 02:24AM  
I dithered with suspending my canoe from the ceiling of my garage. Seemed like a lot of work and stuff to buy. I have a finished walk-in basement with a sliding glass door. Turned sideways the canoe will fit through the door and I figured I could rearrange the furniture and put the canoe on a couple of saw horses at one side of the rec room. Long story short, I ended up with the canoe before I had the saw horses. So in a pinch, I got out two giant suitcases and put the canoe on them. It worked so well that I have never looked back. Any kind of box or tub wide enough to support the gunwales and high enough to keep the canoe off the floor would work.
 
RunningFox
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08/20/2020 04:12AM  
Fasten a 2x4 horizontally — one end to the back wall of your garage and the other to the adjoining wall. You’ll want to miter the ends first so the lay flush to the wall.
Place it high enough so the canoe will be out of the way when you’re finished.

Hang the other end of your canoe with a chain suspend from the garage rafter.

Fosten two small blocks of wood atop the 2x4 to keep the nose of the canoe centered towards the corner and from sliding fully into the corner against your garage.

Trial and error carpentry works for me and I have zero skills in this area.
 
BearBurrito
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08/20/2020 01:45PM  
Blatz: "I hang with those Menards pulley hangers"

That is what I do as well.
 
08/20/2020 07:02PM  
 
08/20/2020 07:41PM  
Nice !
 
andym
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08/21/2020 02:48AM  
sns, that is tempting.
 
Brock63
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08/31/2020 11:41AM  
For my kayaks I use hangers...are heavier than canoes and easier to get up out of way in shallow garage to keep out of sun.

For my canoes I have always used wall hangers. I have a pair of aluminum hangers I got from AustinKayakCanoe or Piragis...cant remember. ANyhow they bolt to wall studs and are foldable. Which I like for when boat is off wall so I dont run into them. Wife is 5'3" so she walks under it all the time without issue and parks her car on that side... I also like that I can slide paddles across yoke and thwart and hook PFDs to underneath for tidy storage.

There are other brands and materials but similar....keeps them out of sight for theft and out of sun and weather here in southeast.
 
andym
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08/31/2020 04:55PM  
The folding supports may be by Spring Creek.
 
kona
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09/03/2020 11:42AM  
Surfman I really like your rack and would love to have something similar. It looks like you have different heights for the lowest two levels? Would you provide measurements on heights between horizontal bars and overall width depth height measurements?

Also, you seem to have remarkable taste in canoes!
 
09/03/2020 03:41PM  
Brock63: "For my kayaks I use hangers...are heavier than canoes and easier to get up out of way in shallow garage to keep out of sun.


For my canoes I have always used wall hangers. I have a pair of aluminum hangers I got from AustinKayakCanoe or Piragis...cant remember. ANyhow they bolt to wall studs and are foldable. Which I like for when boat is off wall so I dont run into them. Wife is 5'3" so she walks under it all the time without issue and parks her car on that side... I also like that I can slide paddles across yoke and thwart and hook PFDs to underneath for tidy storage.


There are other brands and materials but similar....keeps them out of sight for theft and out of sun and weather here in southeast. "


Thanks! These weren't cheap but exactly what I was looking for for my personal storage I was building on 4x4's behind my shed. Looks like I will return all my supplies to Menards I got to build my own yesterday lol.
 
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