How to Hang a Kayak in a Garage

How to Hang a Kayak in a Garage
Kayaks should be stored properly when they are not in use. The best way to store kayaks is by hanging them indoors. To hang a kayak in a garage, all you need is space and a few items, and you can safely put away your boat until your next paddling adventure.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • 2-inch tubular webbing
  • 3-inch eye bolts
  • Pencil
  • Carabineers
  • Rope
Step 1
Prepare your kayak by making sure it is dry and clean. Wash it if necessary.
Step 2
Use the 2-inch tubular webbing to make two loops then wrap the loops around the kayak's bulkheads. Cut the webbing cradles so that there is enough space for tying ropes to it later.
Step 3
Screw two 3-inch eye bolts in the ceiling joists with a distance that matches the length between the kayak's two bulkheads.
Step 4
Mark the center of the two eye bolts with a pencil and screw two 3-inch eye bolts into that spot.
Step 5
Take the rope and tie it to each webbing cradle.
Step 6
Attach a carabineer to each cradle.
Step 7
Use the rope to connect each webbing cradle to the ceiling eye hook. Run the rope back down through each carabineer and up again through the centered eye bolts.
Step 8
Fit the kayak into the cradles and pull it up the ceiling using the ends of your rope. The kayak should hang sideways to avoid damaging its shape.
Step 9
Find a secure area to tie the end ropes to. You can screw another eye bolt for this into your wall with a clipped a carabineer to fit the ropes.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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