July 26, 2021 3 min read

Maker Pipe Monday 57

 

Every week we take a look at builds that have been submitted through email, the Maker Pipe Connect community page, social media, and reviews on the website. We feature these in a series called Maker Pipe Monday. This week is all about kayaks! Take a look at these five builds from makers in the community. 
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DIY Beside the Shed Kayak Rack

 

DIY Behind the Shed Kayak Rack

(You can also call it the "Beside the Shack Kayak Rack" if you fancy rhymes ;) 

 

Kicking us off this week is Craig's kayak storage rack. He built it off the side of his shed using T Connectors and 90 Degree Connectors, using concrete footing to keep it sturdy. He attached a shed-style roof with two-hole straps. The rack has 3 shelves, but has room for a fourth kayak to be stored using slings that are tied to the middle shelf. It's a simple yet useful way to store kayaks. Thanks for posting, Craig! 

 

 DIY Rolling Kayak Rack

 

DIY Rolling Kayak Rack

 

This is a rack for both a kayak and a rooftop tent, and it rolls! Samuel built it with 12 Connectors in total: 8 T Connectors and 4 90 Degree Connectors. It rolls around with wheels from our caster kit on each side. It's another simple build, but once again it does the job effectively. Thanks, Samuel! 

 

DIY Truck Bed Kayak Hauler

 

DIY Truck Bed Kayak Hauler

 

Todd needed a way to store and transport his kayaks without them taking up so much space in the truck bed, so he created this travel rack for them. It was built with conduit and 16 Connectors in total: 8 90 Degree Connectors, 4 T Connectors, and 4 45 Degree Connectors. The frame fits right into the carpeted truck bed and is strapped down, allowing full space for camping gear and whatnot to be stored underneath. Thanks for sharing, Todd! 

 

DIY Kayak Storage Cart 

 

DIY Kayak Storage Cart

 

Mike made this rolling kayak rack for his carport. The top rack lines up with his truck bed, allowing the top kayak to slide right off into it. The base is made with conduit, 90 Degree Connectors, 4 Way Connectors, and 45 Degrees were also added to add sturdiness. 3-inch PVC was added to each level with U-bolts to give the kayaks a good space to rest on, as well as make it easier to move them on and off the cart. And we can't forget the caster wheels. It wouldn't be a portable cart without them! Thanks, Mike! 

 

DIY Aluma Trailer Kayak Rack

 

DIY Aluma Trailer Kayak Rack

 

Jeff needed a way to transport boats, which includes 4 kayaks and 2 paddle boards. That's quite a few, so to solve that problem he made this rack. He made the rack itself with conduit, 90 Degree Connectors, 4 Way Connectors, 45 Degree Connectors, and 180 Degree Connectors. The conduit is covered with pipe insulation in many places to protect the boats. A cool thing about this rack is that it can be used by itself for storage, or can be attached to the Aluma trailer for transportation. Jeff took wood planks and cut one end to fit inside the mounting points already on the trailer, and secured them with a bolt. It looks awesome. Thanks for posting, Jeff! 

 

Conclusion

 This series is the best part of our Monday, and we hope it brightens yours too. If you'd like to submit your own build (or any questions you have), you can do so through social media at #makerpipe, through email at [email protected], and of course, the community page. The video version of this blog is listed below. Thanks and happy building!