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hobie outback storage question

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i would like to store my kayak on its wheel cart in my garage but the manual says not to keep the wheels on during storage. 

 

can anyone see why keeping the kayak on the cart is a bad idea? 

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The weakest part of the kayak is the scupper holes. If you have a scupper cart it would be a  bad idea to store your kayak on it. It would put extra stress in that area of the kayak. It is best to store upside down or on it's side. Also  the extreme  heat of a a garage may soften the plastic. Direct sun light could damage or  discolor and or weaken the hull. UV rays and plastic don't mix well together.  Good luck with your new ride.

 

 

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ok thanks. i was hoping to leave the kayak on the cart so when i go fishing its as simple as backing up to the garage and wheel it to my truck bed. 

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I have 2 old coolers I put foam floor blocks on top. When I transport the blocks go in the bed of my truck. When I come back I roll the kayak in my shed, lift it on the coolers and leave the wheels on. Makes for very easy quick exits and arrivals and there’s no stress from the wheels since the coolers and blocks are 6” higher than the wheels.

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when i had a garage i stored it on the floor on its side against the wall, pop scupper cart on and off in seconds, flip n go. grab a cheap yoga mat for the floor.

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50 mins ago, Striper46 said:

when i had a garage i stored it on the floor on its side against the wall, pop scupper cart on and off in seconds, flip n go. grab a cheap yoga mat for the floor.

yeah ill end up doing that. its already sitting on an old piece of carpet.

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Only use the Hobie type cart to move the Outback from one place to another.  Never store one that way as you'll eventually crack the scupper hole(s).  You'll then have big problems!

 

An Outback is easier to store than a Pro Angler (PA) due to the way its made.  You could hang an Outback on a wall using very wide straps.  Or, rest it right side up on thick pool noodles (long ways).  Other methods, if any suit, would be a single mattress, an inflatable single bed or on pvc.  You could build a 4 wheeled cart out of 2x4's the same height as your truck bed then slide it that way.  As far as storing upside down, don't drink the Hobie Kool Aid.  Yes you can do that but most never do and never have an issue.  I've been storing Hobies since 2003 and never once has one gone upside down and I have had zero issues.  

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