Boat & Oar racking - Adjustable boat racks

Swift boat racks are modular.  You can choose the parts that you need, to make the boat rack that you want.
They can be;
  • Single sided or double sided
  • 2m, 2.5m, 3m, 3.5m tall (plus 50mm for the base, plus 230mm for wheels, if needed)
  • 2.8m, 4.2m, 5.6m, 11.2m long, depending upon the length and quantity of cross stays
  • With or without sliding arms
Blueprints (in jpg format) for each rack.
2m tall, single side2m tall, double side2.5m tall, single side2.5m tall, double side
2800mm 2800mm 2800mm 2800mm
2800x2mm 2800x2mm 2800x2mm 2800x2mm
4200mm 4200mm 4200mm 4200mm
5600mm 5600mm 5600mm 5600mm
[ Download ]   Assembly instructions for boat racks (in pdf).
assembly instructions for MBR.pdf
Each rack is made up of the following parts;

Basesthere are 2 types, one each for single sided and for double sided racks.
Uprightsthere is one design, but with 4 choices of height. They are all made with a series of holes (vertically, every 50mm), so that the arms can be attached (with bolts), at different heights, so that you can chose the best position for your needs.
Cross staysthere is one design, but with 3 choices of length (span).
Connectors only used with double sided racks, to connect pairs of uprights.

There are 2 types;
With the 620mm connector, unless the arms are staggered at different heights on each side, there is potential for riggers to clash. The advantage of this type is that the overall width of the rack is minimised.

With the 1,180mm connector, arms can be the same height on both sides, and riggers will not clash. This type is recommended for places where there is sufficient space.
Arms there are the following types;

A basic 700mm long square pipe (50mm x 50mm) that has been welded to a steel back plate.

A basic 800mm long square pipe (50mm x 50mm) that has been welded to a steel back plate. This is useful for 8s and other wide boats.

Both basic arms have an extruded rubber top to protect your boats.

A heavy duty 800mm long square pipe (50mm x 50mm) that has a much longer steel back plate and a steel pipe gusset from the bottom of the base plate to the middle of the arm, to provide reinforcing.

A heavy duty 1000mm long square pipe (50mm x 50mm) that has a much longer steel back plate and a steel pipe gusset from the bottom of the base plate to the middle of the arm, to provide reinforcing.

Both heavy duty arms can be used just like this (the extruded rubber top needs to be ordered separately, as it is not included in the price), or you can order them with 600mm heavy duty sliding rails and the outer part, which comes with comes with rubber on the top surface.
For small boats(1s and 2s), it is usual to support boats with just 2 arms. For this, the ideal span is 2.8m.
For 4sthere is a choice of either 2 or 3 arms to support each boat. For 2 arms, you may choose a span of either 4.2m, or 5.6m. For 3 arms, you will need to have a double span of 2.8m.
For 8sit is usual to support boats with 3 arms. For this, the usual span is 5.6m, which is doubled to 11.2m.
For single sided racks3 cross stays will be needed, unless you have chosen to use 3 arms to support each boat, in which case you will need 6 cross stays.
For double sided racks4 cross stays will be needed, unless you have chosen to use 3 arms to support each boat, in which case you will need 8 cross stays.
For single sided racks2 uprights will be needed, unless you have chosen to use 3 arms to support each boat, in which case you will need 3 uprights.
For double sided racks4 uprights will be needed, unless you have chosen to use 3 arms to support each boat, in which case you will need 6 uprights.

These racks can be fitted with wheels.  The wheels are 200mm in diameter, and there are 2 types;

Free wheels that can move in any direction, and have a brake.
Fixed wheels that can only move in one direction.
If wheels are not used, the bases need to be lifted from the ground a little, to avoid resting on the heads of bolts. This can be done with some small blocks of wood (not provided by us), or by attaching our purpose made feet.

200mm diameter heavy duty "free" wheel (Mbr-wheel1) 200mm diameter heavy duty "fixed" wheel (Mbr-wheel2)