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Canoe and trailer storage



I needed to store my canoe and trailer outside of my garage. The trailer was a fold up, that was tough to fold up on the concrete garage floor. So anywhere else it would be close to impossible. I had an area near my garage next to a retaining wall but I had to fit both the boat and trailer.
I started by tearing out the picket fence on top of the wall. I put in a fence using individual pickets secured with my ryobi impact driver (actually the entire project was built basically using my driver, tek4 laser level, ryobi recip saw). The storage area can't be seen from the road to give it a neat appearance. I installed a remote battery powered winch to raise the trailer up to the wall. I also use the same winch with straps and a block on the upper ring to lift my canoe in place.
As a finishing touch I installed a bird feeder and two mason jar squirrel feeders! One of the squirrel feeders and the bird feeder lower to access filling them.
One thing that this project really impressed me was the Ryobi impact driver. It is going to be my go to tool for future projects

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  • looks good to me after i read your post. But your main picture does no justice. Almost didnt even click on project.
    By Wahoo, on May 12, 2015

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Canoe and trailer storage

by rpiatek_105297
Apr 16, 2015

I needed to store my canoe and trailer outside of my garage. The trailer was a fold up, that was tough to fold up on the concrete garage floor. So anywhere else it would be close to impossible. I had an area near my garage next to a retaining wall but I had to fit both the boat and trailer. I started by tearing out the picket fence on top of the wall. I put in a fence using individual pickets secured with my ryobi impact driver (actually the entire project was built basically using my driver, tek4 laser level, ryobi recip saw). The storage area can't be seen from the road to give it a neat appearance. I installed a remote battery powered winch to raise the trailer up to the wall. I also use the same winch with straps and a block on the upper ring to lift my canoe in place. As a finishing touch I installed a bird feeder and two mason jar squirrel feeders! One of the squirrel feeders and the bird feeder lower to access filling them. One thing that this project really impressed me was the Ryobi impact driver. It is going to be my go to tool for future projects