Hello again. We have moved to a new place, with further downsizing involved. The space that would be adequate for storing two 17’ sea kayaks (in the garage next to one vehicle) will only suffice if I put in a rack for them. Right now, one kayak is on foam blocks there, and the ofher kayak is sitting in the middle of the living room. While this does not bother me, my husband is making more noises about Get That Rack.
I have looked into different racks available commercially. I want a freestanding rack, not a wall mount type. The Suspenz J-rack for two kayaks should fit in the space without trouble. It is expensive but looks sturdy. However, I have a big concern about it. Would someone who has used one please answer this question: Does removing either the lower kayak or the upper one make the rack unbalanced and want to tip forward? I would prefer to put my kayak on the lower arms, so that if I paddle alone that day I can just lift it a very small amount onto the floor and then place a portage cart under the stern to move it out of the garage. That means a heavy kayak will remain on the top arms. Does this make the rack unstable?
Thanks for feedback on this rack. There is a Plan B that involves DIY work but I am sick of DIY now and there is still plenty of it left to do in other respects!