Hello to everybody. I am new to the forums but not new to the AI experience. In 2010 we bought 4 AIs from a Hobie dealer in Seattle. I modified my home made 4x8 box trailer, extending the tongue and adding two cross bars to the top of the box. We used two vertical kayak stackers and stowed the kayaks on their sides for transport and storage. All of the amas and the rest of the gear was stowed in the box itself. When not in use, the trailer was stored in our garage. This pic was taken on our last outing:
Given the temperatures in the Puget Sound area we never had a problem with warping or heat. Since that last photo was taken we have relocated to Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia. The trailer was sold in the states and we found out that the trailer that we had here in Oz is too small. Given the dramatic difference in temperatures here in Oz compared to Seattle, I am hesitant to store then on their sides and built a rack to ship them on when we sent them across the pacific. This is the rack that I built to ship them on:
. They arrived in Oz unscathed!
So my question to the group is if I built/bought a trailer that I could sit them on their tops, like in the rack above, but in two stacks of two, will they ride okay with the cross bars sitting just inside each of the aka cross members?
This trailer is something kind of like I am looking at:
Many thanks to everybody for helping me get back into the water.