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I needed a rack of some kind to store canoes and other boat shaped objects that didn’t mind being outside. The wood and canvas ones are inside. Setting a post in the ground is near impossible here in Maine. I swear there are more rocks than dirt. This was inspired by one very similar for sale on Craigslist that I though was perfect, almost, I did change things a little bit. I like it. I tacked some rubber roofing membrane to the tops of the arms so things don’t slide too easily. The center posts still have some height so if I need to I could put in another set of arms.

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Thanks Jim- I have been pondering a new rack with a roof for the growing fleet and this has some nice ideas in it.

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Yeah I was thinking about a roof also but this will have to do for now. Eventually I will probably move it out from under the trees, but for now at least the boats are not just on the ground.
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Nice looking rack. It looks like it could hold another crossbar if you fleet continues to grow. I am "temporarily" beyond my rack capacity and will have to increase my rack space or sell another boat.
 
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Yes the uprights are still tall enough to put in another level if I need it.
The tops of the arms are wrapped with rubber roofing membrane, it’s quite thick thick and should hold up for a long time.
It is not tied down just yet but it is very protected from most wind directions. I do have two screw in anchors that will be in place before fall and winter storms head our way.
Jim
 
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