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Rack Adjustments

SETTING UP YOUR RACK  Three simple adjustments based on the Length, Width and Depth of your longest boat.

Length  The length of your longest boat will help determine the Free-Standing "tower" or Wall Mount bracket spacing. If you have bulkheads in your kayak then space the racks so they are in-line with the bulkheads as this is the strongest part of the kayak. See chart at the bottom of this page. 

Width  The width (beam) of each boat will determine the height placement  of the "suspension bar" on the post of the Free Standing tower.  The post is adjustable in 2" increments to fit kayaks up to 34" wide.

Depth  The depth of each boat will determine the position of the pivot arm. The length of the straps are adjusted to suspend the boat above the suspension bar. The arms of both the Wall Mount Rack and Free Standing Rack fit kayaks up to 23" deep  (note: if you have a problem tightening the pivot arm, add a 5/16" washer.)

One rack to fit all your kayaks!

The distance between the Free-Standing Rack towers or Wall Mount Rack brackets is based on the length of your kayak.  The goal is to position the towers so the length and weight of the kayak are balanced equally on the suspension straps. The optimal distance between the towers or brackets is at about 40% of the length of kayak.  For example: if your kayak is 16' (192") in length, space the towers 77" apart (192" x 0.40 = 77" or 6'5").  

NOTE: If your kayak has bulkheads, some manufacturers suggest supporting your kayak at the bulkheads. 

Use this chart to decide what will work best for you...

  Tower/Wall Mount Brackets
SPACING GUIDE LINES©

Kayak
 Length

Ideal Tower/Wall Mount Bracket Spacing (40%)

The min/max spacing for kayak (35% /50%)

     
8'

3' 2"

2' 10" min. / 4' max

8' 6"

3' 5"

3' min. / 4' 3" max

9'

3' 7"

3' 2" min. / 4' 6" max

9' 6"

3' 10"

3' 4" min. / 4' 9" max

10'

4'

3' 6" min. / 5' max

10' 6"

4' 2"

3' 8" min. / 5' 3" max

11'

4' 5"

3' 10" min. / 5' 6" max

11' 6"

4' 7"

4' min. / 5' 9" max

12'

4' 10"

4' 2" min. / 6' max

12' 6"

5'

4' 5" min. / 6' 3" max

13'

5' 2"

4' 7" min. / 6' 6" max

13' 6"

5' 5"

4' 9" min. / 6' 9"max

14'

5' 7"

4' 11" min. / 7' max

14' 6"

5' 10"

5' 1" min. / 7' 3" max

15'

6'

5' 3" min.  / 7' 6" max

15' 6"

6' 2"

5' 5" min. / 7' 9" max

16'

6' 5"

5' 7" min. / 8' max

16' 6"

6' 7"

5' 9" min. / 8' 3"max

17'

6' 10"

5' 11" min. / 8' 6"

17' 6"

7'

6' 2" min. / 8' 9"max

18'

7' 2"

6' 4" min. / 9' max

18' 6"

7' 5"

6' 6" min. / 9' 3" max

19'

7' 7"

6' 8" min. / 9' 6" max

19' 6"

7' 10"

6' 10"min. / 9' 9" max

20'

8'

7' min. / 10' max

20' 6"

8' 2"

7' 2" min. / 10' 3"max

21'

8' 5"

7' 4" min. / 10' 6" max

21' 6"

8' 7"

7' 6" min. / 10' 9" max

22'

8' 10"

7' 8" min. / 11' max

22' 6"

9'

7' 11"min. / 11' 3" max

 

 

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