There is a wrong way to store kayaks and canoes. Hanging a kayak from its loops will bend it out of shape. Sun, rain, ice and snow can damage the finish. The best way to store a canoe or kayak is upside down and indoors. But you don't want the boat on the floor taking up a massive amount of space.
The best canoe and kayak storage puts the boat safely up by the ceiling. It's not in your way, but your garage ceiling still protects the boat from damaging weather. You need a heavy-duty rack, securely attached to the ceiling joists with lag bolts.
That describes the Store Your Board Hi-Port ceiling rack.
Install the Hi-Port pole into any garage ceiling joist. It doesn't matter which way they're facing because you are installing one pole.
You can adjust the cross bars up and down, which allows you to sandwich the boat between the ceiling and the bars.
The Hi-Port kayak rack is made of heavy-duty steel. It holds 150 lb. or 75 lb. per side. The foam padding protects your boat's finish.
The Hi-Port is also a great ladder rack, as long as you have a stepladder to help you get it down. Check out the Store Your Board Hi-Port kayak rack on Amazon.
Did you know there's a limit to how much weight you can hang from the garage ceiling?
To see if your ceiling storage is safe, check out my article How Much Weight Can I Hang From My Garage Ceiling?