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Taking Back Your Garage With These Clever Kayak Storage Ideas

Kayak Storage

Kayak Storage

Updated on 2/20/2024
Abigail ScottBy Abigail Scott
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Kayaks are often large and cumbersome when not beautifully floating across the water. As a result, the amount of space they need in the garage is often underestimated. Check out some creative kayak storage ideas to help clear some clutter and save space.

Kayaking Is A Great Way To Reduce Stress Levels. Clutter Does Not

Your level of tension will decrease, your anxiety will subside, and your mood will improve if you spend the day on the water. It is a beautiful activity and especially enjoyable when the weather is clear, and the sun shines. When you go home and see an overstuffed garage that screams disarray, all of that comfort and enjoyment may rapidly evaporate. The stress levels quickly climb with the worry you have just managed to get rid of.

This compilation of kayak storage ideas will assist in lessening the clutter and propose easy methods of dealing with these cumbersome devices. After that, you'll be able to start organizing the remainder of your garage since your kayaks won't be in the way!

Ceiling Rack

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Instead of occupying valuable space on the floor or the walls, store your kayaks on the ceiling. This ceiling rack for two kayaks has a total weight capacity of 150 pounds, or 75 pounds each, and can accommodate kayaks with a thickness of up to 18 inches. Whitewater, recreational, sea, ocean, and sit-on-top kayaks may all be supported by cushioned arms, which come in 25 or 30 inches lengths and are designed to avoid scratching. A mounting rotation of 90 degrees is also possible with the StoreYourBoard, allowing the board to be installed either parallel to or vertically along the rafters. Available on Amazon.

A Simple Pulley Mechanism

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Things we like:

  • SET OF 2 CEILING HOISTS – The set of 2 storage hoists are ideal for keeping your kayaks, canoes, bikes, or ladders suspended overhead for convenient out of the way storage in your garage or shed
  • PULLEY SYSTEM – The hoists utilize a pulley system with a safety locking mechanism that makes it easy to lift and safely store equipment up to 125-pounds
  • RUBBER COATED HOOKS – The hooks are designed with a rubber coating to protect your kayak or canoe from scratches
  • EASY INSTALLATION – The pulleys can be used on ceilings up to 12 feet. Please note, you can mount this item as pictured on a 2 X 4 and screw the 2 X 4 to the joist or mount it right to the joist itself
  • PRODUCT DETAILS – 125 weight capacity per hoist. Set of 2

Things we don't like:

  • Requires ceiling installation which may not be suitable for all users
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Keep your kayaks out of the way and out of harm's way by stowing them in the air using a pulley system that includes a safety lock mechanism. This not only makes the kayaks easier to lift but also avoids accidents. The package consists of two ceiling hoists, each of which can support up to 125 pounds, and hooks that are covered in rubber to prevent scratches to your kayak. Perfect for ceilings that are little more than 12 feet high. Available on Amazon.

Mounted On The Wall Rack

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Using the wall space rather than the floor space, you can keep your kayak safe and still have room for your other vehicles. This rack has extra-thick foam cushioning to protect it from nicks and dents that could occur during everyday use. Your kayak will remain safely fastened in place thanks to the safety straps until you are ready to go out and have more fun. The rack has a weight capacity of up to 125 pounds, yet it only protrudes 21 inches from the wall to efficiently use the available space. Available on Amazon.

Stands For The Floor That Folds Up

This kayak will protect your investment supports because they raise the kayak off the garage floor's abrasive surface and place it on a sturdy steel rack padded with rubber. There is no installation required for the pair, which can support up to 100 pounds combined weight. The stands are convenient for storage and provide a height just right for cleaning and maintaining the equipment. Available on Amazon.

Rack That Stands On Its Own

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This convenient method for storing two kayaks can securely carry up to 175 pounds and is an excellent way to keep your kayaks off the ground and out of the way. It is available with wheels, which allow you to move it anywhere you need to inside the garage. It includes feet designed to stabilize it and may be securely anchored to the ground for additional safety. The flexible arms may be adapted to accommodate a variety of boat configurations, and the foam padding offers extra protection. Available on Amazon.

Hooks On The Wall

You'll be able to reclaim a lot of much-needed floor space by hanging your kayaks on the walls of the garage, either inside or outside, depending on the material. You may store up to three kayaks on each of these racks, which measure 15 inches and come in a set of six. Each set of hangers has a weight capacity of up to fifty pounds and is designed to avoid causing harm. The racks are designed to accommodate boats with a width of no more than 13 inches. Available on Amazon.

Kayak Cover

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This cover is resistant to water, dust, and ultraviolet light, and it will protect your investment. It guards against damage caused by water and dust, and if your kayak is kept in a room with a window that shines directly on it, it may also help keep the color from fading. Your kayak may be hung on a wall rack, suspended from the ceiling, or placed on floor stands if the cover protects it. The body is available in various lengths that are ideal for kayaks ranging in size from 9.3 to 18 feet. Available on Amazon.

Rack That Comes With Wheels

Easily transport your kayaks all around the garage with the help of this rack that has six wheels that can be locked. Because the frame cannot move while the wheels are closed, the storage unit is kept in a safe and secure condition. The space-saving platform can withstand a combined weight of 175 pounds and is designed to accommodate two kayaks stacked atop the other. Its breadth is adjustable to accommodate boats of a broader width and includes cushioned arms to protect against scratches. Available on Amazon.

Wheeled Cart With A Handle

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Do you call the waterfront home? Maintain your kayak's secure attachment to the RAD Sportz cart, and be prepared to go at a moment's notice. This wheeled cart has a capacity of up to 150 pounds, making transporting a kayak simpler for its user. The kayak is held with tie-down straps, and the cart's durability is ensured by its 10-inch no-flat airless tires. Even if you don't live near the ocean, having a coach like this can come in helpful if you ever need to transport your kayak within the garage. Available on Amazon.

Strap System

With the help of this adjustable strap system, you'll be able to mount two kayaks to a wall or suspend them from the ceiling. The whole system can support up to 200 pounds, with each strap having a capacity of up to 100 pounds. The extra-wide 1.5-inch straps are simple to attach and won't cause any harm to the kayak. Additionally, the quick-release buckles make loading and unloading the kayak easy. Available on Amazon.

Finally, we would like to know if our kayak storage ideas were helpful to you. Please let us know when you use one of them.