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I have seen some posts on kayak storage and they generally cover indoor racks and pulley systems.
Also some racks outside but they are inevitably open.
I have no garage and I would like if possible to try and avoid a loose cover.
Has anyone constructed a closed outdoor storage system for a sea kayak?
My general thoughts are of a large box with lid but the logistics of a 20 foot box?
It would also assist re security.
Ideas and suggestions gratefully accepted.
Any budding joiners in the North Wales area, make me an offer and the jobs yours!
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If someone can give me instructions on how to post a photo on here, I've tried to get one from my pictures onto here but it doesn't seem to work I'd love to post my boat shed, it is 5.5M long and closed.

Alternativley PM me and I'll email you a pic. It cost about £300 for the materials!![/code]

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MattB wrote:If someone can give me instructions on how to post a photo on here, I've tried to get one from my pictures onto here but it doesn't seem to work I'd love to post my boat shed, it is 5.5M long and closed.
There are some guidance notes on the site @
http://www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk/po ... _links.htm

I use photobucket for free photo storage
http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h295/ ... le_photos/

You can just copy the IMG title of you photo and drop it into a reply on the site;
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Nice picture! Looks like a stunning day, especially when I look out of the window this morning!

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I have pm'd you
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I remember seeing an interesting idea for ridged storage of a kayak (can’t find the link sorry), consisting of one of those huge plastic drainage pipes. Diameter was wide enough for the kayak. Not sure of the cost, but would protect from the elements, need to sort out a back and front though.

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soundoftheseagull wrote:
My general thoughts are of a large box with lid but the logistics of a 20 foot box?
It would also assist re security.
Ideas and suggestions gratefully accepted.
Pop along to COSTCO or BnQ garden plastc shed takes two washing machines if you have a static. One hinged lid and two doors.

You would need three of these and place side by side panels would need cut as thes offer the support and hinge for the door. Aternatively contact the maker and they may have a pucker one. Go along have a peruse and if up to it by and make approx £220 for the three EX VAT

Trust this helps

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Plastic drainage pipes for kayak storage

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What an interesting idea!

I suspect some care would be needed over location and pipe diameter. On a sunny day the internal temperature could become damaging. Maybe best to leave the ends open or covered with netting to allow airflow but keep out furry creatures who see it as a "des. res." ?!

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Hi Dave, pleased to read that you are going to build a shed for the Bismark !! ;0)

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This sounds like a pretty good idea, has anyone tried it and if so what diameter pipe and more importantly, advantages/drawbacks?

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I just got a quote for a 6m length of twinwall 600mm diameter drainage pipe, which is £307 plus VAT !!! :O

So that will be one drawback then!

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Post by Cameron »

What about 5 sheets of WBP (water and boil proof) exterior 12mm ply cut down the middle by the supplier so it becomes 2x 600x2400 mm and some timber for the edging and joining. The cross section would be 600mm x 600mm square and 6m long. Shouldn't cost much more than £150 (ish).

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Thanks to the ideas, Mat sent his construction via mail and to Pete for the banter. (now he has some storage, or was it he is well stacked!)
I have some ideas in the melting pot and I,ll publish the results in due course.
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Matthew kindly sent me a photo and gave the thumbs up for it to go on the forum
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Hi soundoftheseseagulls

I've been looking at ideas of outdoor storage for kayaks.
Came across this old forum posting between you and a few others.

I wondered whether you were sent instructions on how to construct the storage unit in the photo you posted.
If so, would you be able to send them to me.

My plan is to contruct a storage unit to hold 2 or 3 kayaks near to a canal with the proper permission.
As I have no where to store a kayak at home and the convenience of having it near the canal would help me use it so much more.

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