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Old 05-14-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Outriggers / Pontoons for a kayak

Ok, so here is the plan. I would like to be able to stand and fish on my current kayak. It's a 13' Perception Triumph. Not really made for fishing. So I am looking to build something similar to the Stand and Fish system that cost more then my kayaks together.

I have an old EX Up canopy that had been left at a lake do to some bad luck with the wind. I have taken 2 legs apart and used the main legfor the part that will attach to the kayak and the inserts for the outrigger.

Here are my questions.

1. If I cut the legs to make a bend can they be welded back together?

2. What would be the best way to attach the brace to the kayak without drilling any more holes? I have thought about using th padeyes and a turnbuckle but not sure if they would be strong enough.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:28 PM   #2
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Search YouTube. Bunch of good videos.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:46 PM   #3
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Here's what I have so far. What would you use for pontoons?
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:54 PM   #5
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Bending and welding would not be worth it that metal is to thin possible yes worth it no. IMO

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Old 05-14-2017, 09:27 PM   #6
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You can get some boat bumpers at Academy that make great floats. They are about 24" long, blue and float great.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:40 AM   #7
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Nice project.

Castlecraft makes them ready to bolt on.
http://www.castlecraft.com/stabilizers.htm

Might give you some ideas for your project at the least.

Also, they make a Sportspal canoe that has sponsons bolted to the side, that basically do the same thing.
And they sell replacement sponsons which would be a clean look on the side of a kayak, easy to fish with, etc.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:21 PM   #8
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Put the pontoons on hold to get my motor installed. Built a bracket on my milk crate to mount the head unit for my trolling motor. It still has all 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse settings. I used a trailer light plug to connect the head unit to the actual motor. Worked pretty good. I'm going to have to fix my steering cables. I pushed too far on the left and got the motor in a bind. When I pushed on the right foot pedal it broke he connection.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #9
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:47 AM   #11
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Have you had it on the water yet? I've been toying with ideas.

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:45 PM   #12
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https://youtu.be/ReDwLG4ArnE

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Old 06-20-2017, 11:59 AM   #13
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Neat idea, don't forget that if the vessel is motorized then it has to be registered through TPWD. If not then ole green pants could give you a ticket if they wanted to.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:27 PM   #14
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Neat idea, don't forget that if the vessel is motorized then it has to be registered through TPWD. If not then ole green pants could give you a ticket if they wanted to.
Already registered it. Stickers are kinda hard to see though.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:56 PM   #15
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Back to the pontoons, use builders sheet foam, it can be cut easily and glued with Titebond II glue. Shaping is a piece of cake, sealing it can be cheap using the poor man's fiberglass method, or a little more using fiberglass.

For explanation of poor mans fiberglass read this link. http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor...hing-weatherp/

For connecting it, I would use conduit, if you have a bender great, if not they are cheap, or you can build a simple one, Just have to watch a little of YouTube.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:06 PM   #16
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I'd use a small cheap igloo cooler (one that holds lunch or a 6 pack) for pontoons, or use a bigger one and use it for cooler space or dry storage.

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