Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. APBlack

    APBlack nOOb on a fly

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    We went with the Suspenz Deluxe Wall Mount Kayak Rack
    The wife wanted something that would not damage the kayak but would allow her to get it by herself. We mounted it low so it would be easy to grab by the top handle and go with it.


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  2. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Then she asks to go back upstairs...
  3. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    Max384

    Nice cave indeed! Can I make a small recommendation? Looks like the fire extinguisher is right next to the heater, which is all next to the shelves with rags and sprays. Might want to relocate it or have another on the opposite wall.

    I've never had to use one, but always think would it be easily accessible and away from where a fire most likely would break out? Besides, you'd hate for all that ammo to go up in smoke! :D

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  4. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    No shit!

    Be careful with slat wall, as it will break out. For sure, it won't support anything like a kayak. The longer the standoff/hook, the easier.

    I suspended our kayaks using HF bicycle lifts. They're not perfect, but, work. For safety, I use a motorcycle strap, to ensure they don't drop if the lift's rope stops give way.
  5. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    Thanks. That's good advice for sure. I actually keep four fire extinguishers in the house. Two in the basement, one on the first floor and one on the second floor.
  6. PirateJohn

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    I hear that handcuffs work well. Just saying ...


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  7. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Leg irons. Keeps the hands free to wash the dishes.
  8. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    This is kind of where I was headed with my comment - I think max missed it.

    I loved the Ford print ads in India...I don't know why they got crucified for it.
  9. Aanarchy

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    Yeah, I've learned the limits of slatwall. But the kayak is in the main garage. It's an 11' ceiling, and I want to take advantage of that height. But the Suspenz system looks cool. There is an unused spot on the wall where I could mount that.
  10. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    I have 2 kayaks overhead on the HF bicycle lifts. They are okay for the $7 "on sale" price, but replace the "rope" they supply with something better from a hardware store.
  11. max384

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    Haha. Right over my head...
  12. IBRider

    IBRider Been here awhile

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    I have five kayaks, hung one on top of the other from the ceiling joists of the garage, using wood threaded hooks and loops of canvas strap with brass eyelets. You can get all the materials at the hardware store for under $30. Easy, cheap and effective. It also takes up NO space when the kayaks are not there.

    The only problem is my wife thinks my fishing Kayak now makes a great shelf for storing HER stuff.
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Almost ready for the tech day!

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    I'll post some photos of the tech day tomorrow night.

    Jim :brow
  14. Aanarchy

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    Jim - give us a long view of the shop from farther back.

    Are those horizontal office-type filing cabinets? Nice. I'm surprised you can keep the place so organized with no shelving on the walls.

  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I have three small shelves. One to the right in back for bicycle helmets, one on top of my two cabinets over my workbench for display, and one over my gear hanger for helmets. Everything else foes in cabinets, horizontal office type with drawers. Helps keep it clean and organized.

    I still make messes all the time though.

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    Jim :brow
  16. walkingbear

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    cleaned it up... Hosting coffee on Sunday

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  17. Aanarchy

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    Hell, my office doesn't look that clean - and we're paperless.

  18. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Damn, there's always someone with a bigger...garage.

  19. Buckshot77

    Buckshot77 Adventurer

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    Thanks people..
    After seeing this I went out and bought a bunch of osb for walls and near 2k in cabinets.
    Have a real good start on it now and I think it's looking awesome
    I have pics and I'd share but don't know how..
  20. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    That wire to the garage door opener would drive me nuts!! I couldn't sleep at night until I fixed it. GH