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.)
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").
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