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DavidJohn

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My roller SUP board racks.
« on: September 21, 2008, 12:47:09 AM »
I made these racks for my boards and they worked out great...Here's a few pictures.

I was running out of space in my workshop so I had to make use of what ever space there is..and racks to hold these big/long/heavy boards are not easly available.





I started with plain tubes to hang the boards on and then used big cardboard tubes as rollers..I then covered the cardboard with this rubbers stuff that I got from ClarkRubber.



I just lift the nose onto the first roller and push it forward and it just rolls effortlessly on the rollers until in place..The lower board shown here half way on.







I also got sick of tripping over my paddles and them falling over all the time..So they get hung also.





I just thought if anyone else is wondering what to do they might get some ideas from this.

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 02:50:37 AM »
Hey DJ is that an old speed board hangin back there.

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 04:50:51 AM »
Hey DJ is that an old speed board hangin back there.

Yeap... If it was a bit bigger it would make a great SUP board for downwinders...  ;D

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 06:54:59 AM »
DJ,
Cool Rollers...This gives me an ideas ::)

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 02:06:06 PM »
Hey DJ is that an old speed board hangin back there.

Snappy... Here's a better pic of that old speed board... I had some great days at the Sandy Point speed corse on that thing..  :)

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 07:37:18 AM »
Great idea, thanks for sharing the photos and details.  Can you provide some more information about the rubber material you put on the roller tubes?

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 09:18:37 PM »
Awesome low cost solution

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 11:51:01 PM »
Nice, I did a similar thing but much uglier. You are a craftsman my friend
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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 04:23:41 AM »
Great idea, thanks for sharing the photos and details.  Can you provide some more information about the rubber material you put on the roller tubes?

Thanks guys.

The rubber stuff was in a roll and pretty cheap (less than $10) and I guess it's used as a mat.. maybe even in a bathtub.. I'll check next time I'm at a ClarkRubber store.

I used thick fishing line to tie the rubber to the rollers.. I guess it could be glued on.

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008, 11:10:35 AM »
I did the same thing, but with just rope, love the rollers. 

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 07:35:31 AM »
Fantastic rack. (Puns a-ahoy)
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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2011, 02:42:36 PM »
Thanks for this post btw. Building this tonight thanks to you. Spent about $70 on parts at Home Depot just now. Went with galvanized steel pipe for the internal pipe & 1 1/2 PVC for the outer roller with a cork self-adhesive shelf liner to cover the outer roller. Also grabbed rope & eyebolts. Fingers crossed!

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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 07:42:38 AM »
With winter fast approaching, I want to actually use the garage for the cars, novel idea I know. This meant, the boards gotta move.

So over the weekend I finally got around to creating a storage system that uses space that is otherwise, unused, the ceiling. Stole the idea from this old thread, thanks to DavidJohn.

Being vertically challenged, aka short, I wanted something that would allow me to raise/lower the boards without a ladder. I'm a big fan of pulleys and once had a canoe suspended above my couch in a condo, raised/lowered with pulleys.

So, pics below are what I came up with.

Basically, the board is suspended at the nose and tail. At the nose, two eye bolts go in the ceiling/joists. A rope goes from one eye to the other, running through 2 pvc pipes. The larger pipe rotates around the smaller, easier to roll the board on. My boards are all in bags, so no need to pad the pipes.

The tail is suspended be a line that is looped around it, then up through a pulley in the ceiling, then over to another pulley on the wall, then down to a cleat for tying off.

So basically, I lift the nose up and onto the PVC, pushing it far enough to ensure it doesn't roll off. I then loop the line around the tail and snug it up. Then, I grab the line running down the wall and while pushing the tail up, I pull the line down, lifting the tail up to the ceiling. Once in place, I secure it to the cleat.

These pulleys suck I found out, so I'll have to get better ones as the pull is harder than it should be.

Having several thousand dollars of boards suspended above concrete, cars and our heads made me a tad nervous. So, I also installed a backup/failsafe line that runs across/under all the boards and will hopefully stop a board from falling, should something fail.

Anyway, thought I would share this in case anyone wants to pursue a similar idea.

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 08:59:21 AM »
I was just thinking of the same thing but for my car.  I just made some racks out of 1x1 square aluminum tubing.  I just need to figure a way to install rollers that won't vibrate with an empty load.

Open to ideas.

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Re: My roller SUP board racks.
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 09:26:32 AM »
DJ, what keeps the roller at the front of the boards from rolling forward?