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Boat Storage Racks
How To Bolt and Anchor Down
To Concrete, Wood, Grass and Soft Soil

    

 

NOTE:  These Storage Racks Are Not Required to be Bolted Down - This is Optional
This page highlights the many different ways to anchor down your boat storage racks for canoes, kayaks, boats, and sailboats to a variety of different surfaces.  Storage Racks can be bolted down to wood, concrete floors, and adapted by means of concrete pads for soft soil, including grassy areas.

 

 

 

   
Wood Dock   Concrete Pad   Grass or Soft soil

 

 

 

  

Trailex Double Tree Stationary Rack        Six Canoe Rack with Boats

Kayak Rack Bolted to a Concrete Floor

 

Canoe Rack Bolted to a Concrete Pad

 

 

 

Multiple Dock unit Rack        Yacht Club Racks on Ground

Sailboat Racks Anchored to a Wood Dock

 

Sailboat Racks Anchored  in Grass Area

  

 

 

Trailex 15 Boat Rack       

Box Racks on Raised Concrete Pads or Pillars

 

Box Racks Bolted to Flat Concrete

  

 

 

 

Temporary Installation with Auger Anchor

 
Typical Auger Anchor Set  

Screw anchor into the ground

  

 

 

Permanent Anchoring Systems 

 

Measure and Layout the Storage Rack 

Trailex Box Rack Layout top view

Typical Layout Dimensions - Either measure your rack or obtain from manufacturer

 


 

 

Use L Brackets to Bolt Down the Racks

On all installations Use L Brackets to secure racks to floors, docks or concrete pads.  You may order these with your racks, or obtain from local hardware suppliers
   
AB-4 Style Bracket Attachment   Typical L Type  Bracket

  

 

  

 

On Wood Surfaces - Such as a Dock

   

Racks Can be bolted to Wooden Docks by using L Brackets and Lag Screws

   

   
Use An  L-Bracket   Use a Lag Screw to Bolt Down into Wood

  

 

 

 

 

On a Concrete Surface or Pad

   

A Full Size Concrete Pad can be poured to allow racks to be bolted down by using 
L Brackets and
Concrete Fasteners

       

   
 Anchor for Wet Insertion   Cinch Style- Drill a Hole   Lag & Shield - Drill a Hole

  

Installation Tips

  • Locate concrete pads for each bolt down point. 
  • Be sure that all foot pads are equally level. 
  • Choose your anchor bolts.  
  • Concrete L Bolts are inserted into the wet concrete and require exact measurements
  • NOTE: It is much easier to install the "Cinch"  or "Lag & Shield" type anchors by drilling after the concrete dries as these type of anchors  do not require precise measurements for the bolt locations.

 

 

 

On Soft Soil Or Grass with Raised  Pads

   

Multiple Concrete Pads or Footers  can be poured to allow racks to be bolted down

 

  

 

 

Use a  Round or Square Concrete  Form

   

Round  cardboard Sonotube Type Forms are available pre-made or you can construct your own forms from wood

   

 

 

 

Using Round Pre-Made Concrete Forms

   
Typical Installation   Cut Form to Size   Dig Hole and Set Form

 

 

   

   
 Mix Concrete   Choose Anchor Bolt   Fill Form with concrete

   
  

 

  

Construct Your own forms from wood

   
Typical Layout   Build Form to Size   Fill with Concrete

 

 

 

 

 

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 Racks to Convert 
Trailer to a Canoe or Kayak Trailer 

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Trailer Racks to Convert your Existing Trailer to a Sailboat Trailer

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Storage Racks For Sailboats

 

 

 
  

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