Paddle boards, boats, kayaks, etc. can present unique storage situations since, at best, they are clumsy and unwieldy when they are out of the water. Tech Team makes several wall mounted solutions, but these are not always appropriate, and therefore an overhead solution, particularly in circumstances where available space is limited, can make the most sense. This is where the Tech Team #749 Overhead Rack System, which stores 2 units, can be a huge benefit. The Tech Team #749 Overhead Storage Rack is designed to securely support 2 paddleboards, SUPs, surfboards, or kayaks overhead in a typical residential garage venue. The rack system can support 250 lbs. evenly distributed. However, the weight bearing capacity of the system to a great degree is a function of what it is mounted to and how well it is mounted. For example, should you try to mount the system to dry wall using dry wall anchors and/or toggles, you could expect a very unhappy situation to develop, as whatever you put on the rack will end up on the floor or possibly on top of your vehicles. That being said, it is important to pay close attention to correct preparation and installation of the rack. Ceiling beams, joists, or rafters in a typical residential garage can be expected to be made from 2 x 6, 2 x 8, 2 x 10, or 2 x 12 lumber. What this means in practice is that the actual width of the beam or joist is 1 (the 2 is nominal). This alone will not give you enough purchase to support an overhead racking system. What you need to do is securely anchor a 2 x 6 or 2 x 8 mounting board across at least 3, but preferably 4 of the ceiling rafters. In other words, the piece of lumber will be 90 to the ceiling beams. Preferably you would use an 8 or 10 length, anchoring it with 3-4 #8 x 3 screws at each ceiling beam intersection. In other words, using between 12-16 screws total. Not only will this provide a solid strong base for anchoring the rack, it will also give you the ability to set the spacing between the racks at any distance you choose. If your ceiling beams run in the opposite direction, then the correct solution is to mount 2 2 x 6 or 2 x 8s across 2 of the rafters, once again using 3-4 #8 x 3 screws at each connection point at distances that make sense for the spacing of your brackets.
- Securely holds two kayaks or paddle boards overhead
- Heavy duty steel tube with precision welding
- Durable powder coat finish with foam rbber protective pads
- Web straps and commercial grade zinc plated PTO clips and D rings
- Instruction book and all mounting hardware included