How to Stack Two Kayaks on Top of One Another
Whether you’re storing one kayak on top of the other or transporting them to a kayak storage facility, you’ve probably wondered how to stack two kayaks on top of one another. This article will walk you through the steps to stack your kayaks safely. It may also be helpful if you know how to properly support the hull of your kayak. In some cases, storing kayaks on their sides can result in damage and deformation. To prevent this, you can simply tie your kayaks together. To tie them together, follow the steps described above and make sure to tighten them securely. 2 person fishing kayaks
While it may seem tempting to stack kayaks on top of each other, it is possible to cause damage. Stacking them should be done only with extreme caution. While you can always strap the kayaks together using a car’s roof rack, it is not a good idea to stack kayaks without securing them properly. The added stress on a kayak can cause warping and a variety of other problems, so use extra caution when stacking kayaks.
To secure the kayaks on top of one another, install foam blocks. The most sturdy foam blocks are made from latex rubber. Another option is Lux foam. The foam should have a depression in the center and be at least 20″ x 4″ in size. Then, secure the kayaks with the front and rear tie-down straps. Do not overtighten the straps, as you may need to adjust the first kayak later on.
You may have to adjust the kayaks once you’ve secured them on the rack. To prevent shifting of the kayaks, make sure they’re properly strapped. Stacking kayaks on the same strap can cause them to shift or slide while you drive. Make sure to leave some space between them for flexibility. You can also leave a gap between them if you have enough room on the roof rack.
If you’re going to transport your kayaks on the roof of your car, a two-person lift is the best option. Make sure to load the kayaks in the correct way. The stern should face forward and the bow should face backward. Alternatively, you can stack the kayaks on top of each other upside-down on the roof rack. Keep in mind that you don’t need the kayaks to lie flush against each other.