Introduction: Kayak Storage Rack

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I live in an apartment and needed a place to store my kayak. One wall in my bedroom is 11' long which will just fit my 10' kayak. I needed a custom stand, so I decided to build one with PVC pipes.

Step 1: Step 1: Design

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I looked at different concepts online. I decided on something similar to this:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81FxBc9a0FL....

I designed the prototype in 3DS Max using real measurements.

The final measurements are 3' tall x x 2' deep x 4' wide (plus abour 1.5' balance on each side.)

Step 2: Step 2: PVC Cuts

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I bought 1.5" PVC and cut it down:

3 - 4' for width

2 - 3' for back supports

2 - 2' for depth

2 - 1.5' for front support

2 - 1.5' for back side balance

4 - 4-Way Tee

2 - 90° angle

Step 3: Step 3: Assembling the Frame

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Step 4: Step 4: Adding Supports

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I added double coat hooks to each vertical pipe, wrapped a tie down strap with a pool noodle, and looped it into the hooks. I used zip-ties to keep the pool noodle in place.

Step 5: Step 5: Final Test

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The kayak rests on the pool noodle, and the tie down strap can be used to secure it.

Works perfectly and can be disassembled and re-assembled when I move.

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