Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-12-2015, 07:46   #1
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
How are you securing SUPs to Garhauer racks?

We just received a couple sets of the Garhauer stanchion mount kayak racks which we are using for our SUPs. They sit in the racks nicely, but I need to come up with some way to secure the paddleboards so they don't fall out of the racks underway. What are you other guys using?
__________________

__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2015, 09:33   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42
Posts: 1,853
Re: How are you securing SUPs to Garhauer racks?

I keep two inflatable SUPs in Garhauer racks. I tied a piece of parachute cord to the eye on the top of each rack and then over the boards to the stanchions. Three years so far and no issues at anchor or in a slip including winds in excess of 45 knots. By the way, I chose inflatables so I could deflate them and store them below for passages or severe weather.


S/V B'Shert
__________________

__________________
Tayana42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2015, 10:33   #3
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: How are you securing SUPs to Garhauer racks?

Thanks, that's what I did as a preliminary thing here in the marina but these are rigid boards. I think you probably have a friction advantage with the inflatables.

And I fully intended to buy inflatables. Even have a great place to store them in one hull where the holding tank used to be. Plenty of room there. Could fit four of them.

But...whilst perusing the variable offerings on the internet, looking at videos of big guys surfing and jumping up and down on inflatables we ran across a package deal on two second hand Naish Nalu's here already on the island. Saved us a bunch of money over importing two inflatables, so we bought em.
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2015, 10:40   #4
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
Boat: Tayana Vancouver 42
Posts: 1,853
Re: How are you securing SUPs to Garhauer racks?

The Naish boards are really good. My son uses them. You might try some pool noodles on the racks to cushion the boards.


S/V B'Shert
__________________
Tayana42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2015, 10:49   #5
One of Those
 
Canibul's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Boat: Catalac 12M
Posts: 3,209
Re: How are you securing SUPs to Garhauer racks?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tayana42 View Post
The Naish boards are really good. My son uses them. You might try some pool noodles on the racks to cushion the boards.


S/V B'Shert
Good idea. Pool noodles we can get. They also serve as somewhat of a UV meter down here. A pool noodle left out in this sun will completely disappear in about two years.

I'm thinking of making a harness for each board, a loop of paracord that is slightly smaller than the maximum circumference around the board in the middle. Make two for each board. Slip one over each end, and then pull them toward the middle and secure them to a stanchion or toe rail. Kinda like spring lines. Keep it from slipping fore and aft.
__________________
Expat life in the Devil's Triangle:
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Canibul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2015, 05:26   #6
Registered User
 
Tom and Maje's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cruising the southern coast of Portugal and Spain
Boat: Leopard 40
Posts: 595
Re: How are you securing SUPs to Garhauer racks?

We use pool noodles and bungee cord to attached to the life lines. On our way down to St Thomas from Hampton lots of stuff fell, but the paddle board never moved.


Maje
__________________

__________________
Tom and Maje is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: spreaders with hardware for wall art/surfboard racks pressuredrop Classifieds Archive 6 07-06-2014 08:21
Why don't you see roof racks on Cats... capcook Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 10 21-02-2013 11:04
For Sale: Kayak Racks off-the-grid Classifieds Archive 1 11-07-2012 15:19
For Rent: Kayak Racks off-the-grid Classifieds Archive 0 09-07-2012 11:22
Securing Manson Supreme - What Do You Do ? SV Demeter Anchoring & Mooring 7 06-04-2012 15:40



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.