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Canoe storage solved!

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Just1moredave, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Just1moredave

    Just1moredave Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I could store a canoe in my unfinished basement, but the door isn't wide enough so it has to enter and exit sideways. I didn't like that idea, so while restoring it, I considered the best alternative, winching it up to my garage ceiling. It turns out there is just barely room. The garage door opens with an inch and a quarter clearance. The winching system is the same as those commercial metal systems for garage storage, where you throw a bunch of boxes on a metal grate and winch it up to the ceiling with pulleys. This is a huge relief for me, as the canoe was very much in the way. I knew exactly where any tool was - always on the other side of the canoe.

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    I'll hang some lights underneath it to eliminate the shadow on that side, and maybe add some protection to keep me from whacking it with a board. But now I'll just enjoy the floorspace.
     
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