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#10039736 - 06/05/14 11:21 AM DIY PVC Kayak rack
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I am still waiting on my new kayak to come in but in the meantime I went ahead and built my stand, I used 1-1/2" PVC with 4 90s, 4 tees, and a set of cheap straps I got from Harbor Freight. Really wasn't difficult at all. I bet I have about $50 invested in it.







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#10040256 - 06/05/14 01:58 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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Looks good. You'll love it when you start rigging your yak!
You might consider putting a couple of straps on the bottom too so it doesn't try to spread apart.


Edited by readtrio (06/05/14 02:02 PM)
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#10147090 - 07/18/14 11:53 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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Why the 4 tees???? Looks good just curious

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#10147109 - 07/18/14 11:59 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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#10156167 - 07/22/14 12:36 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: shtyler71]
Astro77 Offline
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Originally Posted By: shtyler71
Why the 4 tees???? Looks good just curious


I went with the 4 tees on the bottom to give it a little more flat surface to sit on as opposed to the 90s. It has worked out great for me and holds my 115x like a champ.
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#10276084 - 09/11/14 01:35 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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Can you provide measurements please???

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#10284340 - 09/15/14 08:32 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Jeffs_Fork]
Astro77 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeffs_Fork
Can you provide measurements please???


The long pieces that make up the top and bottom are 60" and the shorter ones that make up the legs are 36". I drilled the holes 16" from the top and used 5" bolts. It's been a good rack for me and my Ride 115x, its supports it with no problems and even with the summer temps in my garage it hasn't warped.
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#10287798 - 09/16/14 03:43 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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cool!

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#10304040 - 09/23/14 04:32 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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how about this for $20 bucks? Nice work...I built something similar for all my RC planes

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#10510437 - 01/02/15 02:44 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: 03svtsnakevert]
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#11503957 - 03/27/16 10:13 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
LDGary Offline
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thanks for the idea!

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#11506117 - 03/28/16 11:52 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: LDGary]
Astro77 Offline
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Originally Posted By: LDGary
thanks for the idea!


You're welcome, mine is still working great for my WS 115x.
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#11506131 - 03/28/16 11:56 AM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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Very nice work thumb

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#11542891 - 04/14/16 03:41 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
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I like the looks of this one better than the harbor freight stands (which i currently use. The harbor freight stand are a bit wobbly and almost too tall for their own good. Im gonna have to try this for sure!

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#11555860 - 04/20/16 08:57 PM Re: DIY PVC Kayak rack [Re: Astro77]
LDGary Offline
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I think I'll try this over the weekend!

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