Haven't arrived at the final width yet. The restraining blocks are
the width of the kayak - the ideal being to have it nestle in there
and not have any room to wiggle back-and-forth in the wind.
Got to wait for the arrival of some beach wheels to see if I need for
the 2x6's to extend out on at least one side to make flipping the hull
upside-down on to the 2x6's easier.
But, it's still *temporary*? I.e., you don't want to pour a footing
and make a permanent structure out of it?
So, no point in replacing 2x6's with 2x4's (to conserve on weight -- as
I.e., The kayak gets *stored* there? (you're not just *setting* it
there while you resurface the underside, etc.)
What sort of weight is involved? Is there merit to leaning the kayak
on its side (probably less chance of damage than "tipping it on its
bow/stern") and *sliding* something under it; then, lowering the
kayak down in place?
Correct: bring it down in early sprint, take it home when daylight
savings time ends.
106#.... I've practiced rolling it sideways on the blocks and that's
pretty easy. In fact, I think it might be exactly what you are
suggesting with "leaning the kayak on it's side".
Just want to make sure it's still easy when it's on the beach wheels...
In fact, I am hoping for it to be easier.
Yes. I assume tipping it (while upside down) onto its bow would
put too much strain on too small a part of the boat? Otherwise,
you could hold/prop it up and "wheel" the support under it, then
ease the stern down onto the "trailer" (for want of a better word)
Keep in mind that your own footing will be dubious in the sand.
Big/bulky things tend to get a mind of their own (imagine it being windy!)
Heavy weather is my biggest reservation. I'm up *here* and the kayak
is down *there*... 80+ miles away.
But I think that can be mitigated by choosing my season - check out the
weather history and limit myself to months when storms are rare. Dunno
what months those are yet.... but the data's out there.
OTOH, the owner of the windsurfing shop next to which this is going to
happen owes me big-time because I set up and maintain the IP cams that
people watch to see how things are on the bay.... so if I leave a key
with him and he's actually open when a storm is on the way....
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