SRAces, very nice!
Quick question....my PA arrives from Hobie the last week of this month and I wish to build a stand for my outback and PA together like yours. Could you please tell me how far apart those two pieces of PVC pipe are from each other. I'd like to get started on the rack before my kayak gets here!
Thanks again Hutch
I just went out and measured. I used 3 inch PVC. The front is 12 inches from the center of one pipe to the other. The distance in the rear (center to center) is 11 inches.
I laid the pipe on the wood frame and then put the PA on the tubes. The tubes are roughly 7 feet long. With the PA resting on the tubes, I held up the "L" brackets and marked the tubes where I would drill through them for the bolts. I also marked the drill holes on the side of the frame at that point.
After removing the PA, I drilled the bolt holes in the PVC, attached the "L" brackets and rested the tubes back on the base. Then I put the PA back on the tubes.
With the PA on the tubes and the tubes sitting in the scupper hole grooves, I then drilled the wood screws in the bottom of the brackets. I wanted to be sure that the bottom holes were right before I secured it and not go strictly on the previously marked holes in the base.
The small wooden bridge in the middle really isn't necessary, but I put it in for additional support. The tubes just rest on the middle bridge.
I can sit in the PA in the rack and the weight is evenly supported by the setup. I'd build the rack and wait on physically having your PA to do the PVC tubes. Post a picture when you have it built!