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Posted: Oct. 22 2007,17:47

This was so simple it was rediculous. Ingredients .... two 1 inch pvc T connectors and 1 inch pipe.

I'm using 1 inch pvc here, my rods fit very nicely in that pipe. I believe you can get away with 1 1/4 inch but I haven't tried it.

This config will let you fish forward, backward and you can lay your rods flat on the deck.

The trick is to cut the horizontal pipe just long enough so that when you add the T's you can look straight down the scupper holes.  At that length it allows the T's to hang over the end of the Sonar shield yet fit snugly. The whole deal will rotate smoothly. The other trick is to cut the vertical pieces of the rocket launchers just long enough so that the butt ends of your rods hang down an inch or two into the scupper. This is the locking mechanism that keeps your poles from rotating when you get a bite.

My poles are inside the scupper about 2 inches but do not touch the deck at all until you pull forward or back.  There is still plenty of room to fit your fish finder and run your tranducer out of the Sonar shield. Even with the Shield opened the rods are still pretty secure and would probably hold against good bite.

Just lay the gizmo in the slot and strap the sonar shield down. If you want to lay your poles down just pull up the rods out of the scupper and rotate forward. If you want to troll just turn the rods around.

You can also see the helmet cam. It's also strapped around the shield with a rubberized strap for an actual helmet. The piece of pvc under the cam is not attached to the yak. It's held firmly under the cam by the rubber strap and it's there only to gain a little height for the camera.

Gizmo.



Forward.



Back.



Flat on the deck.



Never get out of the boat.
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Posted: Oct. 23 2007,14:03

Your kinda like one of those Mad Scientists , in the lab. Sorta like the one in the Cheech and Chong movie ,were everyone turn into lizards.
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Posted: Oct. 23 2007,14:56

"my momma talkin' to me try to tell me how to live! but I don't listen to her 'cause my brain is like a sieve" ... Alice Bowie.

hey critter, when you get your Trident I'll make you one free of charge.
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Posted: Oct. 23 2007,17:58

It looks like a nice setup, provided your feet don't reach the rocket-launchers, which I believe mine would. The rapid lay down flat feature is nice for mangrove tunnels.
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Posted: Oct. 24 2007,05:01

RDS ... actually I can barely reach the second to last foot position , the first one over the scuppers is out of reach unless I try to lay almost flat on my back. So it works well for me ... I'm 6'2" but maybe I'm misshapen .. lol.
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Posted: Oct. 27 2007,07:51

WELL DONE, FISH!

You might want to think about cutting a slot in each tube to allow the reel shaft to fit a bit down into the tube a bit better -will keep the rods stabilized and in place if you get a bit tops-turvy as you


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Posted: Oct. 28 2007,12:45

I finally got to test the rod holders and they worked great. I found that they also make a great place to load a flat stake. You can rotate them back toward you, pop the end of the stake in and push the stake forward until it drops right down thru the scupper. Brilliant!

And .. I actually caught a fish with a rod in the holder. No problemo.

I'm going to takes Frank's suggestion (thank you) and cut a slot for the reels but only after some other modifications. I'm going to make the top end longer for more height on the helmet cam. I'm also thinking about running a cross-pipe between the verticals for a logistics bar.

I also get the feeling that if you angle the T's inboard just a little a they'd make a great mast holder for a "Pacific Action" type sail. But that's another post.

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Posted: Oct. 28 2007,15:39

Im gonna try and kite fish off my yak...should be fun....put an old cheapo fly reel on pvc..to reel in kite line while Im on the sleigh ride
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Posted: Oct. 30 2007,13:47

hey Tuna .. check this link .. this has you written all over it.

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Posted: Oct. 30 2007,15:23

kinda pricey.   Fishead...you know how I to enjoy using my...FIELD ENGINEERING SKILLZ..lol
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