DIY Simple Kayak Rack from PVC

Building your own PVC kayak rack may sound complex, however, if you use the guide below, it will ease the process.


DIY projects are always fun to take on. Building your own PVC kayak rack may sound complex, however, if you use the guide below, it will ease the overall process.

This PVC kayak rack is sufficiently sturdy for two or three kayaks. It is lightweight and inexpensive to build. Although the rack is reliable, you can use the bottom two racks for kayaks and the top racks for paddles if you are concerned about its stability.

The material to build your PVC rack cost can be purchased at your local home hardware store. The dimensions mentioned below can easily store kayaks with a width of 33”, and may even have nice room to spare. The rack described is made from 1 1/12-inch PVC.

The list of raw materials needed:

Parts for Rack

The measurements that you will need to cut the PVC into:

Rack Measurements

If you are not a DIY type of person, don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

Pelican Kayak Cover

Pelican offers a variety of other storage solutions to keep your boats, kayaks, and paddle boards secured while stored during the off-season.

The Pelican Kayak Wall Rack has a swivel system that allows the bracket to be folded back onto the wall. This way, the wall rack won't be in your way when empty. This kayak wall rack is made with a solid steel structure with three rubber pads per tube, holding a maximum capacity of 150 lb (68 kg). The padding will help protect your kayak during storage. The powder coating finish allows you to install the rack either indoors or outdoors. The wall mount is also equipped with an additional storage space that will allow you to store your paddles underneath your kayak.

Pelican Kayak Rack

If you are planning on storing your kayak outdoors, be sure to properly cover your kayak with a marine-grade cover. The Wilderness Systems Heavy Duty Cover for Sit-On-Top Kayaks is a high-quality kayak cover that will protect your boat from the elements while in storage or during transit. Available in 5 sizes, it is uniquely shaped to allow larger stadium-style kayak seats, stern mounting plates, and other accessories to remain installed while the cover is on.

Wilderness Systems Kayak Cover