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#10940158 - 06/25/15 03:26 PM Thanks wife
Dfishn Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/25/14
Posts: 7
Hello all,
First time post to the yak section. Jumping right into it --- my wife recently went back to work after 14 years as a stay at home mom. She’s in sales, and won a drawing. Nice little Old Town Vapor 10 Angler. My three boys were so excited I believe they all sharted at the same time.
Not knowing much about yaks, what advice can yall give me concerning storage (no room in garage… no other options but outside)?
I was thinking of building an A-frame set up of some sort, and covering with a tarp.
Any warp issues to consider (heat / cold)?
General maintenance I need to be aware of?
I realize these are probably dumb questions… but I prefer to check with this group. I’m sure there are some folks on this section with more knowledge than the standard manual.
Thanks in advance

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#10940190 - 06/25/15 03:46 PM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Dfishn]
spazm09 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1216
Loc: Dallas, Tx
Welcome!

You definitely want to keep it out of the sun. I keep mine in the garage and it holds up just fine in the heat. My garage doesn't get all that hot.

The only dumb question is the one not asked.

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#10940223 - 06/25/15 04:08 PM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Dfishn]
bert Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 2141
Loc: Garland, TX, USA
UV will fade it and heat can cause warping even in the best of boats, if you cannot store it out of the sun at least get some 303 and rub it down to protect it from the majority of the suns harms. Pad whatever you decide to store it on with pool noodle to reduce the chances of warping/cracking and turn it upside down and space the cross members you put it on so they are on flat surfaces of the kayak if any are available.
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#10940249 - 06/25/15 04:18 PM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Dfishn]
Ricardo Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 383
Loc: Carrollton, TX
Hang it from the garage ceiling.

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#10940277 - 06/25/15 04:32 PM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Ricardo]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 5649
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Originally Posted By: Ricardo
Hang it from the garage ceiling.

^This. They make pretty simple to use ceiling systems where you just use a pulley to lift it up.
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#10944293 - 06/27/15 09:47 PM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Rhino68W]
Matty Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Plano
I actually just used 4 eye bolts and two 20' cam straps with S hooks to hang it from my garage ceiling. I'm able to hoist it up with the straps and it sits flush against the ceiling so my garage door can still go underneath it.
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#10946060 - 06/29/15 07:32 AM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Dfishn]
Dfishn Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/25/14
Posts: 7
I have a small amount of open space (ceiling / walls / etc) in the garage.. think border-line hoarder here…
Regardless, these are all good points and advice. Yall gave me many other ideas / options to consider (like getting rid of some garage clutter):).
Thanks all!

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#10946119 - 06/29/15 08:05 AM Re: Thanks wife [Re: Dfishn]
Astro77 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 939
Loc: Tyler, TX
This is what I built for my yak, it's stable and easily moved.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/10039736/DIY_PVC_Kayak_rack
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