Wall or Ceiling racks for my new OC-1 and how much?

Where can I find good racks for my new Tiger Canoe? I want to put it in my garage but I don't want to leave it on the floor. It's sitting on boxes right now and I am afraid I will put a dent in my expensive toy. Any help would be appreciated.

Oleole Hawaii

Submitted by oleole on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 11:55pm

Kanu The Rock

Use 2 camp chairs without arms. They're cheap (~5 bucks each) and cradle the canoe as good as any other contraption. Plus you can sit on 'm apre-paddle while you're at the beach.


#1 Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:42am

I use one of those L-brackets that HomeDepot sells that come with a foam padding on it and I have my Hurricane hanging on my garage wall.

The chairs work as good also, I do that when I hit the beach with the kanu, but then it takes up floor space.

#2 Tue, 08/14/2007 - 3:52am

HEY I bought some Surf board racks at Going Banana's on Kapahulu. I found that they work great, just measure the lenght and make sure you have room. Then I use L-brackets with foam paddling for the AMA and I have peg board so I put a rubberized holder from City Mill for the iakos. Works like a charm. just my two pennies

Surfs up on South Point.

Paddle with Strength, PONO and ALOHA

#3 Tue, 08/14/2007 - 10:47am

aloha All

thanks for the comments and pictures. Hybridpaddle, looks awesome and also looks like you maximized your garage space.

As for Nalu, which racks from Go Bananas did you get? got any pictures. I am still trying to decide about the ceiling racks or if a pulley and rope system would work. My garage is kind of tiny and I would like to get the boat out of the way.

Mahalo OC Gang

#4 Tue, 08/14/2007 - 9:58am

No pictures but I'll try and get some to you this week.

Paddle with Strength, PONO and ALOHA

#5 Tue, 08/14/2007 - 10:48am

If you decide to go the ceiling route, check out Harken. We bought two of the 2-point systems (max load 60 lbs) for our Mako skis. It has webbed straps that go around the boat and installation was relatively easy. You'll have to find a place for the 'iakos and ama unless you want to put them on the boat then hoist it up.

It wasn't cheap ($80 each) but it allowed us to put 2 skis, 2 OC1s, 2 bikes, 2 cars, 2 motorcycles, and a washer/drier in our garage so you do what you gotta do!


#6 Fri, 08/24/2007 - 8:31am

For some reason, I thought this post had to do with wall or ceiling cracks and paddling. I gotta pay closer attention.

Just McGuiver it using 2" PVC pipe, T connectors and a set of steel straps (see pic) to bolt the pvc to the wall. Use pipe insulation and pipe tape to pad the rack. The PVC is plenty strong. You can put end caps or plugs on them if you want the deluxe version. :)

#7 Fri, 08/24/2007 - 4:26pm


#8 Fri, 08/24/2007 - 6:05pm

So you can carry her like a six-pack.

#9 Sat, 08/25/2007 - 5:50pm

Here's my solution (also from Home Depot).

#10 Sat, 08/25/2007 - 6:07pm

Now there's a good side by side comparison of the Hurricane and the Pegasus .. note the forward rudder and cockpit position on the Peggy


#11 Sun, 08/26/2007 - 2:53pm

have that same set up. except for the canoes...

#12 Mon, 08/27/2007 - 10:51pm

Hey kdkoors

Nice Red Hurricane!!

#13 Wed, 08/29/2007 - 5:32am

A couple of racks I put together with 1.25" PVC tubing.. Removable feet allow me to nest them on top of each other in the basement when the water is frozen.. like it is now :(

#14 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 7:06am

Harken makes a lift system called the Hoister if you have 90 bucks burning a hole in your pocket.


#15 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 9:12am

For an overhead hanging system, use 2 eye bolts on each end and some heavy duty braided rope covered with poly foam pipe covering. Cost is about $10 bucks and keeps it up off the floor. I used this for about 2 years. Works well for surfboards and other stuff!

#16 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 11:30am

Bike hooks with webbing slung between are perfect for hanging boats from cieling

#17 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 11:49am

Fuze beat me to it ....

Cheaper still for floor ... 2 - 2 liter coke bottles. Cap still on but with a little air let out of them. Conform to hull.

12.5% Scotsman pog

#18 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 12:15pm

Where do I get a garage big enough to hold my canoe?

#19 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 12:44pm

Eastern Outrigger builds garages and other stuff....

#20 Thu, 03/05/2009 - 2:24pm

Aloha all,

Haole boy from the East Coast hoping to help out.....

I have a couple paddleboards, Surfski and an OC-2. I use this system and works well, you can buy everything at Home Depot or Lowes. I use 1" rigid pipe, use a floor flange and bolt it to your ceiling into a joist, Use about a 2' piece of pipe coming down, then use a Tee and another piece of pipe to hold the front. In the back, almost the same thing, floor flange in the ceiling, come down, use a 1 1/4" tee and put a floor flange on the bottom. The floor flange in the bottom will hold the tee and allow the piece coming out to swivel around. Run about 18" out of the Tee to support the back of the canoe, using the larger tee, you can swivel it out of the way when you take your canoe out.

Hope I described it OK, check the attached pics, they may help. Not too much to spend for solid racks. Use good screws into the ceiling to hold it up, the floor flange has 4 holes, I use them all.

Nice thing about this setup, is it gets your goods off the floor and is high enough to walk under.


#21 Sun, 03/08/2009 - 6:02am

Do you have to thread the pipe for the fittings?

#22 Sun, 03/08/2009 - 9:23am

I get the threaded pipes from Home Depot/Lowes, the fittings and pipe are threaded so that makes it easy. They have pipe lengths from 3" to 12", 18" etc....so you really don't have to do any cutting, just figure out your lengths and buy to fit. All this is in the plumbing section. Another nice thing is paint rollers fit perfectly over the pipe, giving a little cusion and makes it easy to roll them forward.

You can probably get away with spending $40 bucks.......


#23 Mon, 03/09/2009 - 1:54am

paint rollers great idea's.

#24 Mon, 03/09/2009 - 6:14am

Rope, rope, foam rope, Eyelet hook, foam, boat,

#25 Mon, 03/09/2009 - 4:45pm

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