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Hanging or storing a canoe off floor in a garage with vehicles

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I got about the smallest 2-car garage you can have. I used T-slot aluminum channel suspended from the ceiling. A threaded knob is removed and the bottom bar swings down. Canoe is raised/lowered via a rope and pulley system.

I will have to hang my Phoenix just like that. IIRC I have 10’ ceiling in the garage so not enough overhead space to put the boat above the open garage door. And there’s too many shelves and whatnot to just use big L-brackets from the wall.
 
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I ordered steel for the new carport roof today. I set the trusses on 38 inch centers as I figure the widest canoe I'll probably ever have is 36 inches and I can store canoes between the trusses. I mean; sure it's excessive but why not?... I'll post pics here as soon as it's completed.
 
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I used lag bolts, 2x4’s and some plywood triangles with sheet rock screws on this rack. I tilted the top rack to get that Pal up there easier. I prefer a wall rack vs. hanging, but sometimes hanging is the only option.7D83D0E5-4A7D-47FC-91C1-5B48FB1FD590.jpeg
 
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Not a garage, but this particular method would work. Simply walk in with the canoe atop your shoulders, nose the end of the canoe into the roller frame (a broom handle with a pool noodle slid over, inserted through two 2x4 hangers), and push easily until in correct position, set the rear end down on the floor, and lastly, lift up- holding with one hand while hooking the strap to suspend the back of the canoe. One could make a similar rigid frame for the rear with a hinged crossbar but this has worked so well for a couple of years that I haven't bothered!

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Patrick, I like the simplicity of your second attachment. Your broom handle & my truss spacers will do the same job at one end but my idea for the second attachment might be scrapped in favor of yours.
Not high tech and relatively easy to secure! Thanks.
 
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I didn't quite get it finished before winter but the roof is on & they're protected. I set the trusses on 36 inch centers so canoes could be stored (individually) between them. I'll play around with supports in the spring but the near 2x4 had to be mounted below the trusses for clearance. The far one is individual and was left loose so it can slide out to lower them. (notice that I have room for 4 more?) :D

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I just had to sell a canoe so I'd have room for a new canoe.
Last night, in bed, I was thinking I should take a look at my garage and see if there is a way I could hang one or two of my boats.
I've managed to squeeze all my boats in the garage, but it's far from ideal.
 
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