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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:33 am 
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I picked up this Idea from another site and made some modifications and it works very well for me. With PVC pipe fittings, screws and a sprinkler head (for mount). Its removable. I painted them red to make it a look better than the boring PVC look. Here are the pictures. The kayak is a cheap Dragonfly Daylite sport (8 foot).

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The sprinkler head is mounted with 8 rivets and silicone applied.
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Installed a small crate to hold the fishing accessries.
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I painted my PVC stakeout pole and gave it a look to match the rod holder.
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Back of the kayak. Bait Cooler rigged.
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Complete setup. I Installed the anchor trolley with pulley's from ACE hardware and some bungee and rope.
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Took it out yesterday to the chicopit area and caught some reds, trout, whiting and some others . Kept a 22" red and 15" trout.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Hey arunram....that might be the "ultimate DIY kayak" and you are getting every inch of that 8 footer in use!! Congrats!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:27 pm 
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JohnYaksJax wrote:
Hey arunram....that might be the "ultimate DIY kayak" and you are getting every inch of that 8 footer in use!! Congrats!!
JYJ


Thanks John. The kayak does alright for the creeks when fished with the tide. A great workout tool against the tide. It's very stable but it doesn't track well. I'm going to buy a bigger kayak in the near future but for now, this one takes me out on the water.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Nice job sir. I like all you have done with your kayak. I might have to use some of your ideas. Great job dude.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:06 pm 
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Nice Redfish!! :thumbright:
Dont matter what kind of kayak your in. As long as its safe.
The fish dont care.............. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:41 pm 
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Pirate_Cofresi wrote:
Nice job sir. I like all you have done with your kayak. I might have to use some of your ideas. Great job dude.

Thank you. I really like having the small crate in the front to keep the loose items. I know its not flip friendly but can be made more safe with some adjustments.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Dreads0518 wrote:
Nice Redfish!! :thumbright:
Dont matter what kind of kayak your in. As long as its safe.
The fish dont care.............. :D

Thanks. It's a very stable kayak for its size. What it makes up in stability, it looses in tracking. It does not track well and its quite a workout paddling and keeping it on course but I don't mind that either.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:23 am 
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Outstanding use of space :cheers:

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you might want to reconsider the stringer hanging off the side. If a shark or gator smells your catch, you might go for an unexpected ride.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:08 am 
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This is the slickest DIY PVC rod holder set-up I have seen yet.

PVC has really gone up in price in tha past year.

If you are having trouble with tracking you might consider a DIY PVC rudder or simple skeg.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:07 am 
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keastman wrote:
you might want to reconsider the stringer hanging off the side. If a shark or gator smells your catch, you might go for an unexpected ride.


Thanks for the advice. I always fish the creeks and never at Guana or sml (too far a drive) and always believed the possibility of a shark or gator getting my fish if slim. But of course a slight possibility is always there.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:53 am 
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Arun,
Great use of your space. I enjoyed your step-by-step pics as you got it all put together, and the color scheme...!!! Quite the fashion statement. Actually....ANYTHING that will make you more visible on the water is a GREAT idea.
FWIW: I don't bring fish home often, but when I do, I also use a stringer hung off the side of my yak. I've only been doing this a coupla years. I'm sure some have lots more time on the water than I....but I've never had a problem down this way. I use a "quick-release" connection to my yak so if a gator, shark, or porpoise wants my catch....he can take it away without taking me along with it.


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That's a very neat job, it's practical and really what more do you need... :thumbright:

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I seen the same idea on the net. I made it for my SINK.

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I have it altered slightly so I can put my FF on it when I get a battery for it. I like it.

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