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    Outside Kayak Storage

    Do y'all have any tips on storing a kayak outside? I have seen where people have used saw horses or leaned them up against their house but am not sure of the best way. Also, do y'all know of any UV and water resistant covers or tarps that could be used to cover a kayak?
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    Kayak storage seems to be a subject with lots of opinions. Most manufacturers seem to recommend that you store them pointed UP, standing on the stern. I never have quite figured that one out.

    My yaks are mostly lying flat on concrete or a PVC sheet. I definitely would NOT store them on two saw horses, without any full-length support.

    Can't help much with the cover. UV rots everything that I have ever used, other than I have had some decent luck with my power boat cover. If I get to my boat storage in the next day or two, I'll try to get the brand name. I don't remember where I bought it.

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    I put a generous coat of 303 Aerospace Protectant on my hull and it is leaning on its side against the garage with the hull on the outside. 303 has an spf rating of about 40. Its below 0 here for a few days so we'll see how it goes.
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    Hey new to kayaking here. What is the issue with 2 saw horses? Will it cause warping? Really?

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    No support in the middle. Should sag. If you added some supporting 2x4s, I'd think it would be fine.

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    upside down under the deck and be ready for critters in spring? haha now mine is in the boat garage rite side up with a couple dryer sheets

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    I tried keeping mine between the house and the fence, in the shade, but that was just an invitation for spiders to set up house.
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    Perception recommends this way or hanging from one end. Keep a tarp over it loosely to keep the sun off of it but allow airflow.

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    That's a good idea.
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