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Tournaments 2019

The list grows every year and 2019 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Rod Rest Anchor Trolley Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board SideKick AMA Kit Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate Hobie Gear Pockets HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Linekurv.dk Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography SCUPPER PRO

2 Kayak Storage Rack

I needed a rack which would accommodate two Hobie kayaks and some of the gear that goes with owning fishing kayaks. It also needed to be on wheels so that I could move it around the garage.

I'd seen a few nice designs on the web, so decided to have a crack at it.

After a quick measure up based on the size of the Hobie Outback, the widest of the two kayaks, I drew up a plan and worked out the list of materials that I would need.

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Wood purchased I started by making most of the cuts and separating into two halfs ready for the build. I used 2.5" (64mm) x 4.5" (114mm) pine throughout for this project.

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First part of the build was to contruct the two end sections. All glued and screwed and angles checked as constructed.

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Then the horizontal's were added, glued and screwed, these had been cut to exactly the same lengths so getting square was easy. Three on the bottom section, one at the top below the top rack added later.

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The top rails were added, screwed but the diagonal sections not fixed. The two plastic pipe runners were then added, these would make sliding the Hobie Outback on to the rack much easier and support the hull whilst stored. The pipes were held by clamps until I was happy with the placement and then a single screw at each end added to hold, it's good that they can roll a little when sliding the kayak on.

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The Outback was slid in place and the diagonals adjusted so they were clear of the Outback.

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Note the uprights needed to extend above the rack so that they stop the second kayak from falling off the back of the rack when slid on. The top rack was bolted with coach bolts, there is a lot of weight up there.

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In hindsight I should have used thicker wood on the uprights, it works but there is a bit of flexibility, more so with the Hobie Revolution 16 loaded.

Finishing touches

Tongue and groove were added along the bottom section so that my YakAttack Black Pak, H-Crate and other gear is raised off the floor, once laid in position to check fit, the wood was then screwed in position, front and back to stop any warping.

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I then added a set of 4 Swivel Casters to the bottom of the rack so that I can move the whole thing loaded around the garage giving easy access to the racking behind.

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All the wood has been left untreated, I should have sealed it I guess, it only gets dripped on never a good soaking. So far so good.

The height of my rack allows the Revolution 16 to just fit inside the garage and the up and over door to be lowered, worth noting that it didn't fit with the bow facing the garage door, it does easily when turned around on the rack, bow facing the end wall. The Revolution 16 is stored upside down.

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11/11/2018