Looking for suggestions on Kayak Storage recommendation. This will be for a sea Kayak 17’- Key Items I look for is ease of use, and protecting the boat. Thanks
Couple of cam straps hanging on nails
in the rafters spaced so the straps go under the hull where the bulkheads are, kayak turned on it's side. Straps are long enough that I pick up one end and put it thru a loop then pick up the other and run the strap under it then alternate pulling the straps until it's up out of the way. Someday I may replace the nails with eye bolts. I cover the cockpit using a "personal camoflage tarp" I got at an army navy store which is a very fine mesh that lets the inside breath but keeps out critters. Best advice I read here was open the hatches so they dry out completely, and the tarp is long enough to cover them. Can't bring myself to spending $ on cockpit covers.
Other options are J-bars or something DIY on the wall. Look in your owners manual if you got it to see if they recommend upside down or on the side storage.
I use cam straps on my 17 footer as described above (kayak on side/ near bulkheads) and put pool noodles where the straps hit the kayak to spread the weight. Not sure its needed but makes me feel like a good owner. I also only use 1 inch wide cam straps.