JDock™ Kayak Storage System Description
A smart choice for safely storing canoes, kayaks and roof boxes. The JDock™ is a wall mount system capable of storing two kayaks inside or outside. 200 LB capacity heavy duty all steel wall cradles with corrosion resistant powder coating. Comes complete with 12' load straps, mounting hardware and a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
JDock™ Kayak Storage System Specs and Features
- Material Description: Corrosion resistant for extended life
- Two kayak storage capacity
- Large enough to store a roof box or canoe
- Includes all required mounting hardware and 12' cam buckle load straps
- Approved for inside or outside installation
- Corrosion resistant for extended life
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
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Comments on Amazon led me to drill with a 1/4 in. drill bit instead of the suggested 3/8 in. drill bit. The lag screws went in snugly (compared to the loose fit mentioned with the 3/8 bit). The lag screws that came with the purchase have also had some minor complaints (bolt section on top came loose while ratcheting them in - too much torque?) so I went to the local hardware box store and bought some stainless steel lag screws as well. Those are the two things that I figured would be slightly extra work but neither is a deal breaker.
Once I mounted the rack they seemed sturdy and solid. Upon lifting the kayak onto the racks they continue to seem very solid. The two racks are spaced far/close enough apart to support the kayak so as to prevent undue stress on the hull. They don't stick out too far from the wall (extend less than our 50 gallon recycling can) and getting in and out of the car on the side it's hanging on is still pretty easy and roomy.
The only other complaint I have is that the kayak I have (Necky Manitou 13) does NOT sit on the small padding section in the middle of the two grey/black bases. Instead they're resting on the slightly textured base that surrounds the pads. Since the kayak isn't moving I'm not worried about abrasion but I think I'll still purchase some padding of my own to place on the area in question.
Easy installation, solid support, not a space eater and a decent price make this a purchase I'm happy with so far .