I’ve got 4 kayaks, which I built myself, and one canoe. Storing them has become a bit of a problem as two of them have been taking up one of my two garage bays, sitting on the canoe strongback I made a few years ago when building a wood strip canoe for a friend.
I designed the shed last fall, visiting home improvement stores to learn the various construction techniques. Then, in January my second son and I built the floor and walls, but it was too cold to do anything with it. So, it sat outside over the winter. This spring it was rather rainy so it delayed the construction even further. But, summer is in full swing and I’ve been able to make great progress with it. It’s 18 feet long, by 4 feet wide, by 4 feet high and a bit higher at the peak.
As soon as I got the roof on, I moved the boats out of the garage which forced me to build the racks for the canoe. It’ll be so nice to have my garage/workshop back again!
While I can fit any of my boats in this shed, it is primarily for the Mill Creek 16.5 and the Old Town Penobscot 17. These are the widest and heaviest of my boats.
Isn’t there some saying about cats and boats? Ours seems to like them based on the paw prints I always see in the deck.
Since the photo below was taken, I’ve added a locking latch and caulk. Now for some paint and shingles and it’s done.
Update on 25AUG2015: Got it finished with paint and shingles and a lock.
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