What is the best way to store a kayak during the winter?

Questions from VisitorsWhat is the best way to store a kayak during the winter?
Guest Staff asked 8 months ago

I know the preferred is indoor storage than outdoor for UV protection. Do you hang your kayak or on a sawhorse or flat surface in the garage?

2 Answers
Guest Staff answered 8 months ago

There are a few different ways to store a kayak, depending on the type of kayak you have and the space you have available. If you have an inflatable kayak, you can deflate it and store it in a closet or under a bed. If you have a hardshell kayak, you can either hang it up or store it on a flat surface.

If you have space to hang your kayak, one option is to use a kayak storage rack. These racks typically cost around $50 and can hold up to two kayaks. Another option is to use a sawhorse. You can make your own sawhorse for about $10 using two pieces of lumber and some screws. If you don’t have space to hang your kayak or don’t want to invest in a storage rack, you can store it on a flat surface, such as in your garage. Just make sure to put something under it to protect the hull from scratches.

Guest Staff answered 7 months ago

For the last four years, I’ve done things this way. There are 4 eye hooks and two sets of straps on both ends – one that is completely wrapped around the kayak and one that just reaches to the handles. Without the pulleys, getting up and down isn’t too hard, but each way it’s a pain in the butt.