The Marine Grade Freestanding 3-Boat Kayak Rack is part of Suspenz's premium line of freestanding kayak racks. This rack system is made out of powder-coated galvanized steel and stainless steel hardware, so it is completely rustproof and built for the outdoors. If you need a kayak storage solution to use on your pier or at your beachfront property, this is the highest quality marine grade freestanding rack available. This storage system is a complete kit that comes ready to store 3 kayaks in Suspenz's Marine Grade Deluxe series of kayak suspension racks. To reiterate, this is a cost-saving bundled package of Suspenz's freestanding frame and the Marine Deluxe series of racks. Please read below to learn more about the great features of Suspenz's freestanding racks as well as the Marine Grade Deluxe cradle in particular.
Suspenz Freestanding Storage Solutions
Modular, expandable, and high quality are the best way to describe Suspenz's line of premium freestanding storage racks. The freestanding racks consist of 2 basic components: a freestanding frame (U-shaped base support and a vertical support post) and the particular rack you desire for your boat or SUP. The system is designed such that the freestanding frame is a generic component that you can choose to add any type of Suspenz rack to. Suspenz designed (almost) all of their kayak, canoe, and SUP racks to mount directly on to the freestanding frame so that you can mix and match whatever racks you need for your particular storage needs.
As mentioned above, the freestanding racks are also expandable. If you have the standard freestanding frame (holds up to 2 boats or SUPs), then you can expand it to hold up to 6 boats or SUPs! This makes the Suspenz freestanding rack an excellent storage solution for the future because it can expand with your boat or SUP collection. Another great feature about the freestanding racks is the availability of add-on accessories. For instance, we offer caster kits, paddle holders, shelf brackets, and more that all are designed to attach to the freestanding frame.
Marine Grade Deluxe Rack
The Marine Grade Deluxe Rack is the upgraded, rustproof version of Suspenz's popular Deluxe rack. The Deluxe rack is a unique kayak wall rack because it will store your boat with zero pressure points. This rack includes Suspenz's exclusive Cradling Strap System (CSS) which is effectively a suspension strap system. These suspension straps conform to your kayak's geometry and are what allow this rack to not create any pressure points on your boat - awesome!
This rack is Suspenz's premium kayak rack and includes load assist pivot arms that make loading and unloading your kayak easy and a one-person job. The Deluxe rack is also great due to its heavy duty and powder coated metal frame. The tubular steel construction will ensure a long lifetime and allows you to store kayaks up to 100 lbs. The rack is powder coated in bright yellow for high visibility and rust protection.
Another key feature about this suspension kayak rack is that it has built in safety straps. These are adjustable straps that can be tightened down to ensure your rack stays securely in place. This is a great feature if you store your boat outdoors in a windy spot or if you're afraid someone might bump into your board.
Casters and Crossbar Kit
As an option, we offer a combination kit of casters and an adjustable crossbar. The casters are designed to replace the leveling feet and integrate directly into the rack. Each kit includes 6 locking and 6 non-locking casters, so you can prevent your rack from rolling away. The crossbar is adjustable in length from 4ft to 7ft and connects the two freestanding towers. Together, the casters and crossbar add stability and mobility to your freestanding kayak rack. This is our most recommended add-on for Suspenz's freestanding racks - you will enjoy you rack that much more with this combo kit. We've bundled them together to save you money and because you would never want to use casters without a crossbar - its just too unruly.
Canoes or Kayaks wider than 34" Add our Expansion Posts to extend the height of the rack and allow for a more comfortable fit for your larger boats.
NOTE: This kayak rack will come with black freestanding towers (the U-shaped base and vertical tower) and yellow racks (the Marine Grade Deluxe racks). Please ignore the images with the opposite colors - those are for demonstration purposes only.
This product has a one year warranty from the manufacturer.
I live a block from the ocean. Time will tell how well the marine-grade finish holds up to salt air. But initial impression is excellent. Instructions, with diagrams and pictures, made assembly easy. It took us a few minutes to figure out the locking clips, but once we did--the pivoting arms are ingenious. My only concern is that it's a tight squeeze for bigger boats. I have two wide sit-on-tops-- a Wilderness Systems tandem Tarpon and a 14' Hurricane, both a bit broad abeam. (Our third boat is a narrower touring kayak.) Spacing the lower two sets of arms far enough apart to accommodate the wider boats left barely enough space for the 3rd at the top. Also, the video shows a user single-handedly (Ok double-armedly) stowing and removing boats. For all but the lightest and smallest boats on a lower level, you really need 2 people to store and remove boats safely. Overall, very pleased with design and quality.
This stores our fishing kayaks -- on their sides so they take up far less room, and in slings so there are no pressure dents. And they are surprisingly stable, even without the stabilizing bar. I give them a good rating rather than excellent only because they were expensive, and because we wish on the back side there were hooks for life vests and other gear or vertical paddle holders to slide paddles Into. Ideally there would be a gear bar that also could serve as a stabilizer bar.
product works great
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