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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:04 am 
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Im looking for a wall mounted rack system to hold 2 Passport 12.0 during the off season. Any recommendations?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:36 am 
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I have used the Malone "JDock" (https://maloneautoracks.com/JDock-TM-Hybrid-Gear-Storage.html | https://www.amazon.com/Malone-J-Dock-Hybrid-Garage-Storage/dp/B000SXN90M) for extra wall-mounted boat storage for about 7 years without issue. They're rated for 200 lbs total, so two Passport hulls certainly won't be a problem, and the lower sling-style mounts with cam buckle webbing straps allow for easier solo loading/unloading from the floor, even for a kid. There are plenty of other options these days, but that's the model that seemed to best fit my needs and I haven't been disappointed!
My heavier Hobie hulls are currently mounted in various Harken "Hoister" overhead storage lifts (https://www.hoister.com/productcategory.aspx?taxid=645) since I don't have much free wall space, and the installation is a bit more-involved for those but could also be a good option as you expand your fleet or may want to load/unload directly from a vehicle as well. Hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:20 pm 
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I would be wary of the j mounts for passport storage, everything I have seen from hobie recommends storing passports upside down on rails and suggest supporting with cross bars ,e.g two 2x4s from rail to rail on saw horse. My guess is because they are thermoformed versus rotomolded. The manual also suggests to "hang upside down with wide strapping", but it pictures hoops, not straps so I find that a little confusing.

I think the harken hoister saltyjoe suggested looks awesome, and for me worth the $120 I saw on amazon to get a yak out of the way; you can even use it to lower onto your car if in garage. But after considering and looking at my passport and garage, I noticed that the seam on passport where the two halves are squished together is wider than the rails. Makes me wonder if more pressure would be applied to seam versus rails using this system. (I would have already bought off amazon tho if I had a compass). I have also seen somewhere on this forum where the straps need to be fairly wide, but you could probably search for that.

Someone who knows hobies told me that it shouldn't be an issue to stack two passports on top of each other upside down on the 2x4 method for overwinter storage. We are considering getting a second and will use this method if we do. (for what its worth: before getting mine I saw the dolley carts people made for their hobies and thought it looked like a lot of time versus sawhorses - but after seeing all the space mine took up, I made a moveable cart out of an old long ottoman frame and it is great to be able to move in, out and around garage)

I realize you might not have the space or be storing indoors. Maybe a big shelf unit on wall would work? You could store yaks on top and have storage shelves underneath? Somewhere I have seen wall hangers that store yaks perpendicular, I think on this forum so with a little search you may be able to find. good luck


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:46 pm 
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As Kswim mentioned, the upside-down orientation is ideal for long-term storage (unless the hull is supported underneath the chines via hull cradles or bunk racks while being stored cockpit-up), and the rolling storage cart option is certainly worth considering if you have the floor space and/or may want to just roll them outside the garage whenever you need extra workspace, etc.

Before moving to my current home (where I use modified hoisters with bunk racks) I had built a makeshift storage cart for my Hobie Islands and their accessories. Essentially they were made out of some old oversized moving dollies, scrap deck lumber, and two HFT 'portable work stands' serving as the risers/crossbars. Initially I stored both upside-down, with the AI underneath and the TI up top, but later added some PVC bunk rails to both levels so it was easier to work on them and store their accessories with them as well.

I did a quick search to see what sort of simple /sturdy horizontal wall mount options were on the market these days (thinking it may be easiest to modify a lumber storage rack), and came across this set that definitely looks promising:
StoreYourBoard 4 Kayak Storage Rack, Wall Mounted Indoor Garage Organizer, Holds up to 400 lbs.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V4G9NST/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_4XYB8NBW8B099Z54GW58?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You could always add some extra padding (foam pipe insulation or otherwise) too, but as always, the easier it is to access/ re-stow your gear, the more often you'll be able to enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:25 pm 
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I use a harken hoist and some unistrut to hold my Compass upside down on the ceiling of my garage during the off season.

I use these J-type hooks from Suspenz to hold my non-Hobie on the wall. They incorporate webbing straps to prevent hull damage. Make sure they're bolted into studs, fwiw. Hope this helps. https://suspenz.com/collections/wall-rack-storage/products/deluxe-rack . The video on that page shows a Hobie mirage drive as the example.


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