The Ultimate Guide to Storing Kayaks in Your Garage

Kayaking is a fun and exciting activity that many people enjoy. However, storing kayaks can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have limited space in your home or garage. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips and tricks on how to store kayaks in the garage.

1. Create A Storage System

The first step in storing your kayaks in the garage is to create a storage system that works for you. Depending on the number of kayaks you own and the size of your garage, there are several options available:

A) Wall-Mounted Kayak Racks

One option is to install wall-mounted kayak racks. These racks allow you to hang your kayak(s) vertically on the wall, which saves floor space in your garage.

B) Free-Standing Kayak Racks

Another option is to purchase free-standing kayak racks that stand on their own without being attached to walls or ceilings. This type of rack allows for more flexibility when positioning your kayaks within your garage.

2. Clean Your Kayak Before Storing It

Before storing your kayak(s), it’s essential to clean them thoroughly – particularly if they were used in saltwater environments as salt can corrode metal parts over time.

To clean your kayak(s), start by rinsing them down with fresh water using a hose or bucket filled with water from inside or outside the house depending upon what’s convenient for you.

After rinsing off any dirt or debris accumulated while using it last time out, wipe down its surface using mild soap solution mixed thoroughly well with water followed by another rinse.

Once dry (after washing/rinsing/wiping off all moisture from both inner & outer surfaces) ensure its hull remains completely dry before putting away into storage space.

This way any residual moisture won’t promote mold or mildew growth inside the storage area.

3. Store Kayaks In A Dry, Cool Place

Kayaks are made of durable materials, but they can still be damaged if stored in damp or hot areas that could affect their structural integrity as well as other accessories like paddles & lifejackets.

For optimal maintenance of your kayaks, store them in a cool and dry place within garage with good airflow (ventilation). Do not park vehicle engines running close to stored kayaks.

4. Protect Your Kayak From Damage

It’s crucial to protect your kayak from scratches, dents, and other damages while storing it in the garage by taking following measures:

– Covering It: Use a tarpaulin cover or specialized kayak storage bag to protect it from dust and debris.

– Padding The Racks/Storage Hooks: Consider adding foam padding on free-standing racks/hooks so that there is no direct contact between metal frame surfaces & kayaks hulls.

Following these tips will help you keep your beloved kayaks safe in the garage for years. Whatever option you choose for storing them – whether wall-mounted kayak racks or freestanding ones – always make sure you clean the boats properly beforehand before putting into storage space until next adventure calls!

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