Here’s my plastic Scorpio on a couple saw horses drying out. I’m wondering how long I can store it this way. The saw horses have 4" pool noodles on top. I can tuck the hatch covers inside so they are safe but the kayak can breath and continue to dry. One sawhorse is positioned on the bulkhead behind the fore hatch. The other sawhorse it positioned on the bulkhead between the two aft hatches.
Good for a few hours?
Good until next weekend?
Fine for summer storage every week assuming out of the sun?
Fine for winter storage assuming completely protected from sun, rain, and snow (in the garage or under the deck but completely protected)?
You might look into something more resilient than pool noodle for the cushion. The noodle will most likely crush flat and will no longer serve as much of a cushion. I use boat fenders lightly inflated which allows them to conform to the shape of the boat.
Assuming out of sun, can’t be blown over, not accessible to critters, can’t fill with water that would freeze, and the like, the concern I would have is related to heat. If temps get up warm enough there, the plastic may soften and you could get indentations on deck where the boat rests on the saddles.
You might look for a pair of used director’s chairs at yard sales since the seats are big, wide canvas slings. Add a little foam and the weight of the kayak will be supported by a broad area. I think you might find them handy for chores like washing your boat too.