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Make & Model

Brand:
Moose Rack
Model:
Hull Pro
MSRP ($):
85.00

The Moose Rack “Hull PRO” cradles are an ideal wall-mount storage solution for your kayaks. Lightweight and durable, the system will support up to 300lbs on the wall in the garage or mounted to the backyard fence.

Features:

  • Fits Many Unique Hull Shapes
  • Stores Your Boat On Edge
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Anodized Billet T6 Aluminum
  • 300 lb Capacity
  • 180 Degree Swivel Design
  • Locks Into Place When In Use

Kit Includes:

  • Two Padded Cradles
  • Four Wall Brackets
  • Eight Fasteners
  • Instructions

 

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(Updated: June 21, 2013)
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Get the kayaks off the floor

One thing that was nice about my old place was that the garage lead into the basement. This made it easy for me to securely store my kayaks and keep room for the car. The new house, however, made kayak storage a little less convenient. Just a couple of kayaks and the garage was seemingly full; even on my rolling cart they were the elephant in the room. I needed another way.

While the garage might be small, fortunately there is an attached carport. I just needed racks. I shopped around and saw a lot of options - some very expensive options and a few cheap hardware store setups. As I looked around, I started developing a list of needs. First, I wanted racks that would more than handle the weight. Second, I wanted security.

The Moose Rack “Hull-PRO” cradles looked like the winner. They could support upwards of 300 lbs, which was more than double many others. They have a hollow stainless tube support, were folding, are made in the USA, and were within my price range. I took the plunge and picked up two sets of racks from KayakFishingFever.com.

They arrived quickly, directly from the manufacturer, and I was eager to get them installed. I was pretty impressed right out of the box. First, there wasn’t a mess of packaging to deal with - just the racks, mounting brackets, screws and instructions. The brackets are anodized billet aluminum. I was impressed with the quality of the machining, and these were extremely lightweight and strong. The support tubes are mandrel bent stainless steel. Again, super strong and the mandrel bending means that there were not going to be weak points to worry about in the future. They are also padded, so no worrying about damaging the kayak.

Installing the Hull-PROs couldn’t be made much easier. The mounting instructions also second as a template for screwing the brackets to the wall. All you have to do is find a stud in the wall, measure out how high you want the rack, line up the instruction sheet, and make marks on where to put the screws. Then break out the screwdriver, and screw the brackets into the wall. Repeat for the other side and you are all set. I had both sets of racks installed in less than a half hour, and that includes going back into the house for a cold beverage.

These racks are strong, and the 300 pound load capacity is no joke. I was able to put my full weight onto just one hook, so it looks like that suggested limit is very conservative.

The day I installed the Hull-PROs we had a pretty good storm roll through. The winds were tough and I was questioning whether or not I really wanted my convertible parked next to the kayaks under the carport. After all, should one of the kayaks find itself off the rack, replacing the canvas on the car would end up being very expensive. Come to find out they didn’t budge, even as trees fell through the neighborhood. The kayaks rest deeply in cradles, and it will take a lot of effort on the part of Mother Nature to move them around.

With the kayaks being outside and in fairly plain view, I wanted a way to secure the kayaks. With the way Hull-PROs are mounted, there are no exposed screws for someone to remove and walk away with your kayak and racks. My first thought was to run my cable lock through the hooks of the racks and out one of the scuppers. But this isn’t possible with the push-button locking mechanism that allows the racks to fold against the wall, out of the way, when not in use. This was a bit of a downside for me, but one easily overlooked.

Using a longer cable, I ran behind the rack, between the brackets, and through the scuppers. I know cable locks are far from bullet proof, but they are a big deterrent nonetheless. If I really felt the need, I could also install a large eye bolt in the wall and run a chain through it and the scuppers. I really don’t feel that’s necessary, especially in my neighborhood. The cable is sufficient for me.

The Moose Rack cradles are excellently made racks. They are strong and secure. When it comes time to hang one of the other kayaks on the walls, I’ll be going with another set of Hull-PROs without hesitation.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
7-15 times
The Moose Rack first one nstalled
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The Moose Racks out of the box
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