> > Hello again RSR,
> > Any thoughts or suggestions?
> The pipe racks are really sturdy, and have been used successfully
> at BIAC for years.
> If you are setting up two racks side by side, you can buy
> a whole lot of stability by running a couple pipes across the
> top from rack to rack above the shells.
I made a racking system very cheaply for our boats from scaffolding.
it consists to uprights for every rack, 5 racks long (suitable for 8s)
with cross bars between each set of uprights then a diagonal to the
ground at each end. The widthwise racks are attached to both uprights,
and one is attached on the ground to give widthways stability.
We are lucky in that the area is sheltered from the wind by a building
and trees, but the ground is soft which meant no need to dig the
diagonals in properly, they could be pushed in.
It doesnt sound great, but it does the job, has survived high winds
and 4 floods now. It tipped lengthways in one flood but because some
of the clamps were a little loose rather than design flaws.
What I also found was that the lengths of a scaffold pole provided
excellent spacers to fit around riggers, but we wanted 8s on one side
and 4s and sculls on the other, so we separated 3 from 2 upright
sections with additional diagonals to create effectively 2 racks that
still can take an 8 between them. Cost something like 250 ish, we got
a scaffolders to advertise on the boathouse in exchange for the
materials on the cheap.
This was taken whilst the penultimate set of floods were receding:
You can see the basic layout from the bottom rack, you cant see the
bottom struts because of the grass, but if you look carefully you can
see the 2nd set of diagonals 3 racks along.
(before anyone asks, the boats are on the ground are meant to be
there, one is a totally destroyed 1x, the other is an old carbo 2+
(yes, 2+) if anyone wants it uber cheap, let me know! It is a nice