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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Does anybody knows if it is safe to store the Pro Angler with the ceiling pulley strap system? Would it affect the hull? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:54 am 
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Wide straps... or maybe using the trailer cradles would work. You need to distribute the load to prevent denting.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:28 am 
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What about strapping it upside down?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:39 pm 
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On padded 2x4 crossbars maybe? That would work well!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:23 pm 
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My Outback is resting on its gunnels cushioned by carpet foam padding stapled to flat 2x4's which are attached (screwed and hose clamped) to two 300 lb.-rated John Sterling Corp wall brackets and standards. Very stout and reasonably priced alternative to pulley systems IF you have the wall space. Most importantly - no dents. For a Pro Angler one would have to just extend the length of the 2x4's a few inches.

http://johnsterling.com/FMbrackets.html
http://johnsterling.com/FMstandards.html


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Can you post a picture? What is the gunnel? Thanks for the help.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:55 am 
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Gunnel is the "cockpit rail". That is the preferred storage method. Upside down resting on the rail / gunnel.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:14 am 
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At 38" wide, the wall brackets would stick out quite a lot. Would love to see a picture. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:52 am 
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Happy to oblige... gunnel is a derivative of the word "gunwale", a term for the kayak's top rail. It's commonly used to describe the upper edge of the side of a boat. My apologies for any confusion.

Regarding the storage method:

I used the wall brackets topped by 2x4's. The wall brackets have three or four screw holes in their top edge which I used plain 'ol drywall screws inserted from the underside of the bracket into the underside of the 2x4 just to hold it in place. The hose clamp at the rear provides needed insurance of securing the cantilevered 2x4 onto the bracket. The 2x4's I used were cut to 32" specifically for an Outback. The vertical standards were screwed to the studs with several 3" long deck screws. I tested each bracket by hanging my 185 lbs on it before entrusting my Outback to this storage solution. I bought the standards and brackets from one of the big box home improvement stores. Hope this helps.

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Shows vertical "standards" screwed to studs.

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Shows bracket with longer 2x4 with carpet padding stapled on top for protection.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:56 am 
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Awesome! This is great help. Thanks again to everybody.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:06 am 
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InlandYaker,

Since the supports for the kayak need not be at the maximum beam point, it is quite possible to have shorter supports on the brackets. (Please excuse me as all my references are for a 2013 Outback; other models would use other longer or shorter measurements.) The vertical standards are approximately six feet apart. The 2x4's pictured measure 32". One could easily use 30" or perhaps even 28" lengths to achieve support, although it may be more difficult to place the Outback on the brackets with shorter 2x4's.

My apologies to the PA people for seemingly high jacking this thread.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Apologies not needed. Thanks so much for the info.


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I'm late to this party, but I use a Harken Hoister system for my Prangler. I use the supplied one-inch straps and had no deformation of the hull whatever after one winter hanging under my deck. I use a boat cover and store it upright with the straps positioned under the mirage well and aft scupper areas.

One more fishing trip and I'll clean it, empty it, and haul it up once more until Spring. sigh...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Hate the freezing but will stay busy building my accessories Christmas list.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:13 pm 
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I totally agree with RockyRaab, Harken Hoister is definitely the way to go. I live in Australia and back in 2007 I purchased a Harkin Hoister from the USA to store my Hobie Revolution to the ceiling of my man cave/toy room (garage) above my bass boat. Seven months ago I bought my self a Pro Angler 14 after selling my Revo and the same Harkin is being used to store my PA even with the extra weight it is brilliant. I have made up a set of 50mm (2") wide straps just in case as the Harken only came with 25mm (1") which did the job with the Revo. I'm a very happy chappy with my Harkin.


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