SPORTSRACKER KAYAK RACK FAQ’S

WILL RACKS ATTACH TO MY BOAT RAILS & SLANTED STANCHIONS

EcoMarine provides four types of kayak racks for boaters that fold & feather.
  • The Stanchion Rack for boats equipped with upright stanchions
  • The Slanted Stanchion Flip Rack for boats equipped with slanted stanchions.
  • The Top Rail Flip Rack for boats with tubular hand rails.
  • The Bay Boat Gear & Kayak Storage Rack for Runabouts.

WHAT MEASUREMENTS WILL I NEED TO SELECT AN ECOMARINE KAYAK RACK

You will need the diameter of the rail or stanchion on which the rack will mount:
  • Simply wrap a string around the rail or stanchion and measure its length:
    • If the string measures 2-3/4 inches, you have a 7/8" diameter
    • If the string measures slightly over 3 inches, you have a 1" diameter
    • If the string measures just under 4 inches, you have a 1-1/4" diameter

To fit a Rail Rack, you will need the height of your rail from the deck:
  • If the rail is less than 20 inches from the deck, select a “Bay Boat” Gear & Kayak rack
    • Low Rail Racks “flip” to over-deck storage on rails more than 15" high
  • If the rail is more than 20 inches from the deck, select a “SR/LR” Series kayak rack
    • SR/LR style Racks "flip" to over-deck storage on rails more than 22" high

WHY DOES THE ECOMARINE RACK FOLD

The Folding kayak rack is a patented feature of the EcoMarine Rack:
  • A Folding rack reduces rack protuberance and the storage envelope occupied by a loaded rack.
    • Line and sheet “snagging” are virtually eliminated.
    • Strain on the rail and stanchion mountings are reduced due to the reduced torque arm provided by the “rail hugging” feature.
    • Unused folding rack virtually disappears.
    • Rack “overhang” adjusts to the size of the load so that boards occupy less space than wider loads such as kayaks.

HOW DOES THE ECOMARINE FOLDING RACK LOAD & LAUNCH KAYAKS

EcoMarine folding racks are equipped with pivoting clamps:
  • Pivoting heavy-duty stainless steel clamps allow the rack support arms to open & close by rotating around the boat stanchion or rail.
  • When loaded, the support arms “pin” the load against the rail using a 1” nylon webbing tensioning strap through lift eyes on the support arms.
  • Launching and loading kayaks or boards is easy:
    • To secure a load, buckle the tensioning strap and tighten.
    • To launch, unbuckle the tensioning strap, open the support arms and lower away.



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