I have been trolling the internet for 3 solid weeks hemming and hawing about how to build a stand for my new Outback. I live in Ottawa ON Canada, where our temperature varies from -20F to +110F. I hope to keep the Outback upright (hull down) and would like to keep it on the stand whenever not in the water... but in a garage which does not have direct sun exposure. There are lots of stands in web pictures, but most Kayaks weigh less than the Outback.
The 2 main designs are some sort of "sling" system where the webbing is perpendicular to the hull, and some sort of "rail" system where padded rails are parallel to the hull running down the flats.
Anyone have any advice one way or another (or am I being paranoid)?
For a sling, I was going to use two collapsable carts. The webbing would be X inches of low stretch fabric like Soltice Mesh or Sunbrella. I could make the webbing any width but was thinking 8 inches or so, like this:http://nomadness.com/articles/kayak-dinghy-stands.html
For a rail system, I was thinking something like below, but with pool-noodle padding to increase the surface area. The PVC also bends a little which will help to conform to small convex in the "flats".http://oakpwrd.tripod.com/pvckayakstand.html
Thanks in advance,