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College Kid
12-03-2012, 10:43 PM
I am in the process of figuring out a storage rack for our various ski's and boards. I am looking for some inspiration, post up pics of your off season set up.

02ProstarSammyD
12-04-2012, 12:12 PM
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=787640

all types of ideas here. I just use standard L brackets for shelving and bent them a bit upwards. Also home depot sells some "bike racks" that anchor to the wall. These work really well for boards. They have a hook to use a bungie cord to keep things in place if you are worried about bumping them. 5 bucks a piece if I recall and you don't end up with a ton of wood on the walls.

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/eb/eb9191f0-ec17-4ee1-ad47-6d6b7d806704_300.jpg

bikenskijerm
12-04-2012, 12:53 PM
I made this out of about $18 worth of parts that I picked up at The Home Depot. It works really well for our purposes. I drilled the 2x4's about half way through to place the dowel into. I then screwed it in from the back and side after glueing with wood glue and attached the whole thing to studs using 4" lag screws. I am pretty sure it is strong enought that I could do pull ups on it but I am not willing to try.

BrooksfamX2
12-04-2012, 01:03 PM
There is a thread here somewhere about this............

mart_it
12-04-2012, 06:54 PM
Here's mine:
Before.....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/Mart_it/IMG_0350.jpg
After.......
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/Mart_it/IMG_0352.jpg

BrooksfamX2
12-04-2012, 07:32 PM
here's mine.... adjustable shelf brackets with foam pipe insulation on them to protect the boards.

JDC
12-04-2012, 08:46 PM
I went quick, cheap, and easy. Got this from Overton's. It suits my garage since it lays flat against the wall. We have 4 wakeboards and 2 sets of combo skis in it. Basically two straps with many adjustable buckles, and two hanger hooks.
Ladder-Rack-Waterski-Storage-System (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Ladder-Rack-Waterski-Storage-System&i=15172)

Ironhorse
12-05-2012, 08:34 AM
Brooksfam - That is a great idea!! All of the brackets would then be height adjustable for each board type.

onewheat
12-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Blue Hawk racks from Lowe's - about $7 each.

Lumbergh
12-05-2012, 11:50 AM
Mine, built to the wakeworld DIY specs...

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr66/Lumbergh556/PA210402800x600-1.jpg

mikeg205
12-05-2012, 12:01 PM
I have a new project....lol... ;)

blakehardesty
12-05-2012, 12:40 PM
I went quick, cheap, and easy. Got this from Overton's. It suits my garage since it lays flat against the wall. We have 4 wakeboards and 2 sets of combo skis in it. Basically two straps with many adjustable buckles, and two hanger hooks.
Ladder-Rack-Waterski-Storage-System (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Ladder-Rack-Waterski-Storage-System&i=15172)[/QUOTE]

This is what I use. Its not the prettiest thing in the world but at the time i bought them (overtons) they were $9 each so I bought 3. In the pic it has some stuff out of it. I store everything you see plus a wakeboard and a surfboard. It holds quite a bit of stuff.

Thrall
12-05-2012, 01:32 PM
I used bike hooks similar to onewheats but just the single lag screw type hooks. Cheap, quick and easy to install.

GoneBoatN
12-05-2012, 04:55 PM
With tool boxes, shelving, workbenches, tables, etc. I'm running out of room on the garage walls. I resorted to putting things on the ceiling. Some hooks, PVC and rope and you are in business. Inexpensive. Totally out of the way for the off season.

JDC
12-05-2012, 05:04 PM
With tool boxes, shelving, workbenches, tables, etc. I'm running out of room on the garage walls. I resorted to putting things on the ceiling. Some hooks, PVC and rope and you are in business. Inexpensive. Totally out of the way for the off season.Great idea!

Josh S
12-05-2012, 09:40 PM
I was going to make my own but the girl bought me one for my birthday last year. I'm sure it could be made for a lot less than what she paid. But it looks good.

College Kid
12-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Wow, so many ideas, I like the roof storage ideas. might have to re think where I was going to mount these.

Question for everyone: what are your thoughts on cold weather and bindings???? When I mean cold I mean -30C outside in a non heated but attached garage, so maybe -10C in the actual garage?

wheelerlake
12-06-2012, 01:25 PM
I'm more worried about mice eating the rubber plate on the bottom. I left an old pair of skis in the boathouse one year and found the bindings make great mouse houses. They LOVE the rubber piece that is flat against the ski in the binding. Everything comes in the house now (no mice there). Even the tubes get a place in the closet. Not sure what the cold does to the rubber/bindings.

mikeg205
12-06-2012, 02:02 PM
ya know... now we have to have a vote... these are all such great ideas.... I like the 2x4 and dowels.. now I like the pvc, rope and hooks solution.

BrooksfamX2
12-06-2012, 02:20 PM
I like the adjustable shelf brackets like mine and Josh S has because my board configuration changes from year to year.

Skis, surf boards, knee boards, wakeboards, wakeskates, etc...........

tex
12-06-2012, 05:02 PM
Old pic-Made them from scrap wood when they were building up our subdivision.

College Kid
12-06-2012, 06:14 PM
I like the adjustable shelf brackets like mine and Josh S has because my board configuration changes from year to year.

Skis, surf boards, knee boards, wakeboards, wakeskates, etc...........

This is a good point.........

My original plan was to build a rack that could accommodate my water gear in the winter and my snow gear in the summer. Building something that can change to accommodate different gear is defiantly a must.

GoneBoatN
12-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Now that I think about it, I'm going to revise mine. I'm going to make double stacks hanging from the ceiling. The upper most will be the "off season" the lower will be for the current season and will be reachable just standing so that I don't have to get a ladder to access but mean while is above head height protecting what brain cells I have left.

russlars
12-06-2012, 10:40 PM
I have posted these before on another thread but this is how we store our gear in the "ski shed".

GoneBoatN
12-06-2012, 10:59 PM
I have posted these before on another thread but this is how we store our gear in the "ski shed".

Nice. And I'm jealous, mostly about your distance to the water I see in the background.

GoneBoatN
12-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Additional lower tier installed. If I used a taut-line hitch for the knot it would be adjustable in place. As it is, I used a simple overhand knot and would need to re-tie to adjust height. Water sports move to upper tier for "off season". Winter sports moved to lower tier for current season.