footy boat stands

Most of the footy stands I’ve seen look to be lightly constructed. Examples would be Andy’s ZBF stand, which looks like a foot & lower leg, and another that has two wires to balance the boat while resting on the keel.

Why build your Footy stand with such light support? Is it that they don’t experience the wind pressure while on shore, like bigger boats do?

I’m working on my own design for a stand, which has a weighted base with four legs, and will support the boat’s hull and keep it upright in case there’s a breeze pressing on the sails.


The “V” wire design I use has the benefit of a slightly sticky rubber anti slip binding to the section that is closest to the hull - this prevents it sliding off.
I then point it into wind.

On another stand I also use a bulb strap to hook the back of the bulb into.
Short of that you can always put it in the BOX
Hope this helps

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Hi T-H,

I think a lot of the stands are really made to be use inside as a decorative, yet useful way to store a Footy while it’s not in the water. Also, some of the choices of design & material may have a lot to do with what’s easy & available. Most of the storage at lakeside is most commonly done by laying the Footy on it’s side on the ground, where at least it won’t have a great distance to fall (and also hopefully in such a place so as to protect it from collision with anyone’s connected-to-their-legs foot!). One of the advantages of a Footy is it’s lightweight portability, and while having a heavily weighted stand to resist upset in the lakeside breezes might be nice, it does somewhat infringe on the portability thing…:slight_smile:

Bill Nielsen
Oakland Park (Ft. Lauderdale), FL USA

Laying it down on the ground sounds scary! :scared: It would be very easy for someone with their eyes closed or looking at the barmaid to step on your boat. I’m considering some kind of design that would mount to the tool box somehow, as long as you don’t need to get inside. Otherwise maybe some kind of add-on to my 1meter boat stand.


My foam footy stand is for indoor storage and silliness. The foot (profile) is mine, but that isn’t my toenail colour (I go for a more maroon shade to go with my eyeballs)

I have learned my racing boat support (as with most other things I have learned) from Gary who carries a combination boat box/toolbox/transmitter caddy to the waterside. He can, I believe, change a sheet servo in seconds*.

Being of a careful disposition my combi-caddy is recycled from A4 copying paper boxes hot-glued together - it carries two complete boats, transmitters and spares. and the boats are stable enough to work on, even with sails installed

*which is fortunate, cos he often has to

A developmental class for boat stands? :smiley:

I like your decorative Foot stand, Andrew, for indoors, but for outdoors, I’ll need something with a heavy base for windy areas.


T-H ~ why not build yourself a Box?
Funny how they sort of fit!
you could always add draws underneath to house spare batteries servos tools glue and tape etc. That would certainly give it weight

Plus a host of other ideas
brolly stand / tube to hold it when folded open and extend handle and push into ground to protect from rain or give shade / rings to hold the coffee flask toside of box

Pull up handle doubles a a back rest and folds for transport / padded seat to put on top of the box so you have a seat when sailing and it clips to the handle when not in use with a bungie cord.

Using a suit case trolly would be the instant solution - however if you put wheels on it make sure you add a brake Ha Ha


i have a 3/4" ply measurement box which I use… when outside. Over kill, maybe, but it does protect the boat…

You forgot the flat screen TV, a small keg of ale, and a fan to circulate air to your bottom whilst sitting :smiley:


I’m just wondering, what kind of wire you used on the V-wire stands?


T-H its 3mm stainless, I cold bent it in half and closed the end in a vice
The base is a length of mahogny decking sanded and treated with finishing oil.
Real simple but works and looks nice in the home if you want to display the boat too!

YOur designer box idea has merit. I have some similar boxes for my electrics collection, which have a deep draw for oil bottle, battery connectors, spares, wrenches, propellers, etc., but I used ropes for carrying instead of wheels. My powerboat stands (made of PVC pipe) have rope carry cords. Maybe I could build a PVC 4-ganger Footy stand. :stuck_out_tongue: Perhaps I’ll build another sturdy Footy box, like Marc has, with ropes & a padded seat. It’ll cut down on the number of trips from car’s boot to pond. I need to find the table saw first- it’s in the garage, someplace. :rolleyes:

I’m sure I could get some kitchen counter cutouts with a laminated covering and try a V-wire stand for display uses. Granite or Soapstone maybe? :scared:

Only 3 weeks to the first season’s regatta! :smiley: I better get back to the building.