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Posted: June 17 2007,12:09

Juz picked up a new to me used Scupper Pro TW, now I can paddle with the rest of ya'll.

Its sky blue and white fade, front hatch, rear tankwell. No additional rigging. I'll add a simple paddle keeper to the right side. After that is an open book. To be used mainly for inshore fishing.

Looking to see rigg'n suggestions. If you've got one riggend for fish'n I'd like to see some pix.

If you've rigged stuff and later said oh crap wish I had done it differnet, help another yakster from making the same mistake.

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Posted: June 17 2007,18:06

Congrats om the new boat. Cookinman got one of them there Scupper Pros rigged up. I have seen Cookinman's boat up close. It is a beaut, and works pretty good for him!

I know several others on this board have Scupper Pros. You  are gonna get plenty of good advice here.
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Posted: June 17 2007,18:33

Hey Krash. Glad you finally got the thing. I'd consider adding some type of visibility flag since white/sky blue blends in with open ocean pretty well. I got a bag of red release flags at Bass-pro for about $5 which velcro on to an old broken rod for that purpose. I finally found my cockpit photos. There's a flush mounted round Scotty in the front, which fits nicely, and a standard Scotty mount closer to me which is the right distance for trolling. The second one doesn't quite fit with the depressed bottle holder area, so it's a little cockeyed and held in with 3 screws instead of 4, but it works. When installing Scotty mounts, check the locked in position of the rodholder first and adjust based on that, especially with the round mounts, so that the rodholder will point to the side or a little aft while trolling. Ideally, the holder should have to be rotated after insertion so it can't just pop straight out, like I made the mistake of doing with my round holder for the fishfinder. Since the hatch has a big, cushy soft rubber gasket I just run the cord for the fishfinder out the hatch and store it inside the kayak when I don't use it. Saved drilling an extra hole.




The velcro strips hold a small tackle storage box. It's industrial strength velcro and has held up for 8 months so far. I have a secondary strap for the tackle also in case of dumping. The milk crate for the back is a Coca-cola crate with the middle dividers cut out, since it fits. I'm working next weekend, but 6/30 or 7/1 I'm available for open ocean.

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Posted: June 17 2007,18:41

Krash
check out my Tempo Mods in Revuz. The Tempo is the PRO TW!
:cool:


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Posted: June 18 2007,09:17

I'm not a big hole driller...



We are all familiar with this inexpensive Igloo cooler (that comes with a pivoting white top.  Just hacksaw the cover off, mount two PVC rocket launchers with a SS bolt thru the bottom (acts as rod rest), wireties up top.  Add two wireties on the centerline and they will hold a dive type flag.  Drill holes in the bottom for drainage.

Fit beautifully in the ProTW tankwell, allows for easy carrying of two rods and gear.  I have often carried and trolled two rods. The positioning is perfect, up high and dry, near the centerline and away from the paddling stroke, and an easy half turn to either side to grab a rod.

It's red, nice and visible, and has fairly reasonable windage.

Only thing I'd add would be one or two eyelet bolts on each side, down low, to use for attaching cooler to the yak.  Currently I just run a couple bungies (or straps in the older Pro) over the cooler.

I've used this cooler for years and I love it's ease, convenience and effectiveness. Build for maybe $15 or 20.


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Edited by Capn Jimbo on June 19 2007,18:29

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Posted: June 19 2007,14:47

Quote (krash @ June 17 2007,15:09)
Juz picked up a new to me used Scupper Pro TW, now I can paddle with the rest of ya'll.
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Krash - Congrats!  took me a while to get used to the small cockpit, but now that I am - I love this YAK !! the good far far far outweighs the negatives.

I cannot post pics right now from work, but will try to get a few up for you soon.  many ways to rig this baby up :)
As I mentioned, feel free to hit my cell.  BEST ADVICE - Go fish it a few times before drilling any holes as what is comfy on the garage floor changes on the water.  Especially when you are trying to reach 18- degrees behind you.  placement becomes a bit more imp[ortant.  I learned the hard way.  Also I can show you some cheap and easy to make paddle leashes that are as good if not better than the commercial ones.

I am looking forward to getting out W /ya either for a Pompano beach paddle or a Lake Worth foray soon.  Tales of Dolphin and Kings are running again off the LWP a mile or so off...

Oh ya - Tommy ( boatless fisherman) just called me to ask about a yak - anyone out there hear of a Redfish 13, Tarpon 12o, scupper pro or P-13, gimme a holler.  Tommy is about my dimensins and I would guide him to that short list of "Paddle first yaks" to try and work with as far as determinimg a fishing yak.
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Posted: June 20 2007,05:42

Cookinman, tell Tommy he can test paddle my P13 if he wants.
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Posted: June 20 2007,14:28

Quote (Variable @ June 20 2007,08:42)
Cookinman, tell Tommy he can test paddle my P13 if he wants.

Javi,
You selling or just want to let him try before he buys....
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Posted: June 20 2007,19:15

Thanks guys, can't wait to join up for a paddle or two...

Mingo this Sat. club tourney, so I'll most liklybe to tired for a Sunday morning paddle.

Looking at riggin ideas, keep um coming. I'll paddle with my crate and rod in lap for a few trips, but I'll have to get a rod holder in the cockpit. Also gotta look into building a cart.
I may even buy a real PFD.

Sold my old yak last nite.

Sent BF-Tom a couple links today.


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Posted: June 21 2007,09:25

Quote (krash @ June 20 2007,22:15)
...but I'll have to get a rod holder in the cockpit.

....Relatively safe bet to put a Scotty's above the cupholder, Krash.  Really cannot go wrong there.  

It has the ability to make use of a Gimble to raise the holde up and also to accomodate a Scotty Triple tree for possible multiple Rods or Electronics.    Scotty's extenders do that better than others I have seen so far...

However I LOVE the 360 degree versatility of the RAM BALL MOUNTS and if I decide to use em - they would go in the triangle area behind each shoulder, as all ya really need from a cockpit mount is cleareance on the swivel.  I rushed because I "Needed it" to fish and put in an ATTWOOD.  Not a bad product except it does not make an extender and my rod butt hits the deck when I swivel it.....still not the end of the world, but I'd have rater used a scotty's just because of it's versatility.


It is Really hard pressed to find level mounting areas on the Scupper other than in front of the cupholder or in them triangle areas. Triangle area will probably make an uncomfortable paddling experience ( for me anyway ) as sometimes when paddling over a couple miles, I will lean far back to break the monotony of the position I am in at times....
So I have not done it, and just adapted my crate to accept the rods and set the crate 6 inches back into the TW. to allow my shoulders room to rotate unhindered.

Just do not get a flushmount....you will loose the extra 2 inches of height you will gain from a deckmount and sometimes on days that I take waves/wakes, they can allow water into the hull through the less than watertight seal of the male end of the rodholder....

I spoke to TA last night - He told me he got the e-mail :)
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