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 Post subject: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:32 am 
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I am limited on space in the garage with Dad's bassboat and my wife's car taking up most of the room. I have always hung my kayaks up from the rafters to store them before, but the size and weight of my PA has posed some new problems.

I started off with a double pulley system attached to the front and rear handles. I am so afraid that the handles won't be able to withstand the weight of the boat being hung by them for any length of time, so this morning I rigged up a strap to go across the bottom of the boat. I used a ratchet strap end to ratchet some tension off the handles.

Am I being parinoid, or do I have a valid concern about the handles failing?

I am planning on rigging up another strap to go around the boat, so I will have two, one on each end.


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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:34 am 
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Do not hang a kayak from the handles. The handles are not designed for prolonged loads. Best with wide load bearing straps under the belly. Better yet upside down or on cradles.

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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:23 pm 
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I thought the owners manual said to store the PA flat on it's hull? I will have to dig it out and check. I store mine hull down flat on the floor.


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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:54 pm 
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I would think if you ran a couple ropes through pool noodles and put them in the 2 grooves on the hull between the 3 sections of the hull (lengthways) you could hang it that way safely. Should provide similar support to the pvc tubes on my trailer. (see the trailer thread by De-tension)
Or you could make a wood frame that the pulleys attach to, and put the pvc on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Here is a writeup and some pictures of my garage setup.

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=21661

I use a platform hoist I bought off Amazon. I have a little extra ceiling height in my garage, but this rig could be done in a garage with a lower ceiling, you just have to get creative about positioning. My setup is still working great and I think it's pretty easy to store my PA and all my boat gear safe and out of the way, but still get it into action quickly.

Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Sorry to get in late on this. I installed a harker hoist system whcih has a weight capacity of 145#. The straps are positioned at approx 1/3rds of hte length - at front edge of drive well and in front of the rear scupper/cart holes.

This is a great system that works really well.

here's some pics:
http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj18 ... %20System/

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:26 pm 
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TroutNoDoubt wrote:
Sorry to get in late on this. I installed a harker hoist system whcih has a weight capacity of 145#. The straps are positioned at approx 1/3rds of hte length - at front edge of drive well and in front of the rear scupper/cart holes.

This is a great system that works really well.

here's some pics:
http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj18 ... %20System/

Bob


Is this making any indentions on your hull?

I can see how storing upside down works in TDKs method and I am space limited myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Storing your PA?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:08 pm 
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Sorry for late reply. No indentations in the hull from hte Harker Hoister system.

Bob


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