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Author:  Bob Moseler [ Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:06 am ]
Post subject:  Storage in garage

I just purchased two new Outbacks and would like to store them in my garage with a cradle lift.
Is that OK to lift them off the trailer straight up or do I need to flip them over?
I was going to just use the straps provided but am wondering if I need to support them better.
Any thoughts on it would be appreciated.

Author:  HStrech [ Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Storage in garage

Please see your Owner's manual for all the storage do's and don't. Straps at least 2" wide are recommended, and best resting on the topside rails.

Author:  Bob Moseler [ Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Storage in garage

Thanks I don't have an owners manual yet, I pick them up in January.
Sorry I didn't mention that.
Can I hang them from a garage lift but upside down?
Is there a manual on line?
Thanks so much for your input.

Author:  pdxfisher [ Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Storage in garage

Page 30 of the manual has the info you are looking for:

https://static.hobiecat.com/digital_ass ... ual_v2.pdf

Author:  Bob Moseler [ Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Storage in garage

Perfect, thanks for being so helpful

Author:  SofaKing Fishy [ Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Storage in garage

Same situation, but I car-top my 2019 Outback. I got a Harken Hoist after pricing out a DIY design. The Block & Tackle and engineering of the Harken sold me, as it was just about $40 more for the kit, rather than cobbling together the parts on my own. It's a fantastic product- highly recommend it. I did make a modification that might apply to your needs: I found the supplied straps to be hard to work with single-handed, as they flopped about, so I replaced them with 1" Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC), covered in foam pipe insulation (you could use a pool noodle too), and wrapped the whole thing in Gorilla Tape. It looks like a trapeeze. It works VERY well. I store the yak upside down, and it's tight to the garage ceiling. Hope this helps give insight.

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