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#1 Jul-25-10 6:19PM

redskinsfan360
Patagonian Toothfish
From: VA
Registered: Mar-10-08
Posts: 1389

Kayak Installations

Got started on getting my kayak ready for fishing today!

Scotty Rod Holders

Drilled a hole first for the mount then drilled the pilot holes.  Applied silcon glue then put some screws in.

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Next I put holders in for my pliers.

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Then I started working on my crate.  I am going to boost it up higher than the tankwell with aluminum rods.  I am waiting for attachments in the mail beofre I can fully attach them.  I cut the crate to a different size.  I still need to pickup some zipties to ziptie the three rod holder to the back of the crate.  I am also going to put a paddle holder on each side of the crate so that my spare paddle can be attached in two pieces on each side.  The box in front I picked up because it fits perfectly in the rectangle between my seat and the crate.

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The last thing I did for the day was connect 2 pairs of scupper plugs so that they can not be lost and the two different sizes will stick together.

Scuppers in front.
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Scuppers behind the seat.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/redskinsfan360/0062.jpg

I just ordered dry bags, stuff to finish the crate, paddle leash, and rod leashes.

Tomorrow I am going to install a rod holder in the front and maybe pickup a gps holder for in the front.

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#2 Jul-25-10 6:25PM

Ernie
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Re: Kayak Installations

Awesome work Charlie!

I need you to come over....I pay top dollar!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 Jul-25-10 6:37PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

If you actually need anything done I can do it for you.  I have all the tools at home so I could just pick the yak up and take it here to do stuff.  I would do it for free, I really enjoy working on boats and these yaks are pretty fun to work with.

EMS has everything for 20% off right now btw!  I am goin to get a scotty rod mount for 16.00 tomorrow!

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#4 Jul-25-10 9:02PM

Dominion Dan
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From: Falls Church, VA
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Re: Kayak Installations

Looking good, Charlie!

A word of advice: BE CAREFUL ON YOUR BACK CASTS!

I learned that one from experience. (A $300 experience  sad)

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#5 Jul-25-10 10:27PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

Dominion Dan wrote:

Looking good, Charlie!

A word of advice: BE CAREFUL ON YOUR BACK CASTS!

I learned that one from experience. (A $300 experience  sad)

That sucks!  I read that you should keep the rods mounted so that they do not interfere with overhanging tree's and you cast so I plan on doing that.  I am also trying to prevent any losses by using rod leashes that I ordered this morning.

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#6 Jul-26-10 4:19AM

Ernie
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Re: Kayak Installations

That video that Doug (Aches n Pains) put up (BDR) shows a lanyard system that would keep the rods from taking a swim. I usually take my older, not so good rods when I go out on the yak.


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#7 Jul-26-10 8:03AM

Redfish12
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Re: Kayak Installations

Nice work! I have the same boat and put the fishfinder in the sonar shield area. It fits great and is nice to be able to fold down when not in use.

I need to finish rigging my boat- I have a ram tube and a scotty holder that I want to put up front for trolling this fall, I need to finish my anchor trolley, re-do my drybox/battery, and I need to install my scupper transducer... let me know if you guys want to have a rigging party!

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#8 Jul-26-10 5:16PM

Ernie
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Re: Kayak Installations

Redfish12 wrote:

let me know if you guys want to have a rigging party!

I'll host it!

I prefer Sunday afternoons.....


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#9 Jul-26-10 9:19PM

Redfish12
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Re: Kayak Installations

I'm available potentially this Sunday...

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#10 Jul-26-10 10:22PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

Sunday afternoons are the best for everything as it is the only day I do not work no matter what

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#11 Jul-27-10 5:28PM

AnF
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Re: Kayak Installations

Great job! I like the holder for your pliers.

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#12 Jul-27-10 6:40PM

Ernie
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Re: Kayak Installations

OK...I am in for Sunday? we can go from 12-5 (or sometime in between). I will have snacks and drinks.

Who is coming?


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#13 Jul-27-10 7:16PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

Pacemaker wrote:

OK...I am in for Sunday? we can go from 12-5 (or sometime in between). I will have snacks and drinks.

Who is coming?

I can come.  I do not really have much else to do til I get my two packages and will probably install the stuff the second it gets to the door at home, but I would love to help others out.  If people say what they have to install I can bring all the necessary tools to do so.

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#14 Jul-28-10 8:18AM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

Take that back just remembered this is the Sunday that Brooks and Dunn got rescheduled for so I will be at the concert as it was a previous arrangement that I completely forgot about.

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#15 Jul-28-10 11:41AM

Redfish12
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Re: Kayak Installations

So when and where again?

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#16 Jul-29-10 4:45AM

Ernie
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Re: Kayak Installations

Looks like this Sunday (8/1) is a no go (for me too). Next Sunday (8/8) is BDR so maybe on the 15th.....


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#17 Jul-29-10 6:19AM

Redfish12
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Re: Kayak Installations

14th is a Saturday and we are having a big meet and greet at SPSP for the Maryland Kayakers group. Actually, that's how I found this group- through Osprey (Bob) and meet JFFoley (John).

I'll start a new thread here once I get more details about the event. As of now, it will be held at the Sandy Point State Park small craft launch and we will be fishing the morning. There will be either a grab bag of tackle or some other prize available to the person who catches the largest Rockfish.

I am thinking the location may change to Hemmingway's on the other side of the bridge because the park can be pretty crazy on the weekends. If it stays there I think we'll probably do hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill afterwards for anyone who wants to stick around.

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#18 Jul-29-10 6:34AM

Ernie
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Re: Kayak Installations

Oops....just changed it to the 15th.......

Keep us posted on the event for the 14th!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#19 Jul-29-10 10:52AM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

I will be there on the 15th,  the thing on the 14th seems pretty cool!

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#20 Jul-30-10 4:58AM

jffoley
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From: Fairfax
Registered: Jun-24-10
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Re: Kayak Installations

For the August 14th MD Kayak Fishing group outing; right now, the majority of guys are voting to launch from Hemingway's in Stevensville on the eastern side of the Bay Bridge. There's concern regarding a crowded SPSP, boat traffic, distance between parking and the beach, etc. Also, the consensus is there's better fishing from that side. Oh, the clincher: no beer at the state park! I've never launched from either so am going with the flow. I'll post details on the Want to Go Fishing section once finalized...

http://www.hemingwaysmaryland.com/


Cobra Explorer Kayak
Chesapeake Bay Kayak Anglers, Co-Founder
www.cbkainc.com

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#21 Jul-31-10 1:33PM

redskinsfan360
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Re: Kayak Installations

the packages with the rest of my stuff came and I did a lot of work today!  Hopefully I can finish it up before Brooks and Dunn tomorrow.  Pics to come.

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