The recommended way to store your kayak is on its sides, which are the thickest, strongest part of the kayak. You can achieve this by using straps (suspended from your ceiling) or by securely propping it against a wall. If you are storing it on saw horses or stands it is best to flip it upside down to prevent warping the hull. Many may choose to store it flat on the floor, but over extended periods of time this can slightly warp the hull; if ground storage is your only option, and laying it on its side will not work for you, consider constructing some PVC bunks for it to rest on.

**NOTE** The Shearwater 125 front keel is not designed to be load-bearing, so if storing on stands or saw horses be sure to not rest the weight of the kayak on the front keel. 

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