Outside OC-1 storage

I do not have room in my garage for my OC-1 and the OC-2 I am planning on buying. I do have a safe area in my back yard (I live in Hawaii). I am planning on building or buying a rack. Does anyone have any suggestions on how best to store OC-1s outside? Any plans or pictures? Would I need something with a roof, or would a cover on the canoes work OK? Thanks for your advise.

Submitted by standuppaddler on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:30pm

We had the same problem, so all the canoes are under the garage. Two 4"x4"'s upright with 1/2" x 24" long rebar hammered through at 20" increments (i think, whatever will fit the boats in between). Pipe insulation on the rebar for padding and rope strung on the rebar to actually hold the boat suspended.

You could attach this to a wall of fence and be pretty good. A tarp or canvas draped over could offer the right sun protection, but individual covers would be sufficient.

Pictures to follow - no camera so I'll try and find one.

#1 Thu, 07/16/2009 - 10:14am

A Cheap and thirst quenching method is two, 2L pop bottles under the ends. Let a little air out of them and they conform just right.

Webbing is nice and soft with the hard 2x framing too.

If the boats sit uncovered, a nice thing to do is rotate them around for even sun exposure and make sure they stay drained.

If you use a cover, don't let it flog around in the wind all day ( against the boat ) too.


#2 Thu, 07/16/2009 - 10:35am

Try hanging them under the eaves, out of the sun and not taking up any ground space. It works for my boats and boards.

#3 Fri, 07/17/2009 - 11:31am

Try hanging them under the eaves, out of the sun and not taking up any ground space. It works for my boats and boards.

That what I did as well. Bought those Nohokai OC/Surfski wall and ceiling/overhead racks that they sell at Go Banana's and Outrigger Connection and have both my Fusion and Zephyr under the eaves of the roof. They're both in Sunbrella covers which aslo provides protection from the sun when they are exposed for the few hours the sun does get on them.

Check out this other thread about the same subject for pictures and ideas for wall or overhead racks for your garage/home or floor sitting ones to use in your garage or backyard.


obrockmeier's PVC pipe rack is a pretty good setup as you can stack them up into one single column 2-3 high or have them individually standing side by side. Individual hull covers would be good if you can get them to help keep the sun and possibly dirt off them if you plan on putting them in your backyard.

#4 Fri, 07/17/2009 - 1:54pm

Please register or login to post a comment.

Page loaded in 0.170 seconds.