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 Post subject: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:53 pm 
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Has anyone built a storage stand for the TI that supports the boat well? I have it on the floor in my garage and would like to get it up off of the ground. Thanks for all replies. Dom


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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:16 pm 
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I think most store theirs either hoisted to the ceiling or still on the trailer.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:15 am 
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Thanks for the reply. My trailer is a double wide and would take up too much room in my garage. I have seen TI'S on display at Kayak stores. They are normally raised so that they can show how the mirage drive works. I am looking for any idea to support it the same way. I can't hoist because I already have bikes hoisted. Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:40 pm 
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I have 2 of these from Harbor Freight that I put my AI on. They even fold up when you don't want to use them.

http://www.harborfreight.com/200-lb-capacity-portable-work-stand-38778.html

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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:09 pm 
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I use the garage gator winch with 2" straps to store my TI, Akas, and sail on the ceiling. Works great! Lifts it right off and onto the trailer.

http://www.amazon.com/Garage-Gator-GGR2 ... rage+gator


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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:57 am 
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PVC bunks on a raised wood frame with casters would work. You could slide the boat right off the trailer onto it then roll against the wall in the garage. You might get some storage bins on the cart below the boat
depending on how tall it is. If you are limited to fabricating this with wood you could do it with off the shelf metal connectors like Simpson Strong Ties.
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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:56 am 
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Lumos wrote:
I use the garage gator winch with 2" straps to store my TI, Akas, and sail on the ceiling. Works great! Lifts it right off and onto the trailer.

http://www.amazon.com/Garage-Gator-GGR2 ... rage+gator


Is anyone else storing their TI using this method?
I was wondering when using the 2" straps, would you have to store it upside down or right up, so you could take it right off the trailer?
Another thought I had was to use the actual trailer cradles and buy another set. Some how connect the hoist to the cradles.
I know this is not the cheapest, but I am thinking ease of use raising and lower off the trailer. What I read about the straps, you would have to flip the TI upside down.

As far as the ama's, can you store them standing up on edge leaning against the wall?

thanks
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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:51 am 
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Rather than cradles why not use straps ? They are inexpensive and you could place several along the length of the 9 Ft. hanging bar. I think the general consensus is that two cradles do not provide enough support for storage.
I would be inclined to see if the weight capacity (220 Lbs. ) of the bar could be increased so that the amas and sail could be strapped to the hull and not have to store them separately.
I think there are other examples here of people using hoist/pulley systems.
Another alternative is to put the trailer on wheel dollies. I do this and push my trailer right against the wall and still manage to park a car and skid loader in my two car garage with lot's of space around them.
good luck
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 Post subject: Re: TI Storage Stand?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:30 pm 
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We have a single harbor freight trailer using pvc bunks. What I do is place the AMA's on top of the hull so I can push the trailer up against the wall. Can still get one car, two scooters ans several bike in the garage. Everything is stored on the boat so it's only a minute or to to hook up to the car and go.
Works really well for us.
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