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Old 07-09-2017, 02:33 PM   #1
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Since I couldn't get out to fish today I figured I would do a little project on mine and my sons kayaks. We fish the bay quite a bit and from what I read is if you put rods in built in holders they will get wet from paddling and from waves so getting them up is ideal. So project rocket launcher is what I did today.

Material to make 1

2- 1.25" 45's
2- 1.25" 90's
3- 1.25" Cross
5' of 1.25" pvc
PVC glue and primer

I did install a 1.25"x 1/2" on mine for a flag or lights or camera
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are those kayaks the 12 footers? I would like some reviews of them if you don't mind ? I have a 10 ft Nice now. But I am looking for my son, as he ain't a small one anymore.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:02 PM   #3
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One is a 10 and the other is a 12. My son is 13 so I figured a 10 footer would be. EST for him, and the 12 is plenty big for me. We have used them twice and have really enjoyed them a lot. Going to try and get out this coming up week in the bay and that's when I will really get a feel for it.
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That's what we do as well, very cheap and easy/functional improvement. Think mine holds 4 use it for a net and 2 rods. If you haven't yet. Figure out how to lash rour rods with a quick and easy release. I do the same with paddle. Unhook when you use rods then hook them back up. I've lost a really nice rod and reel before I started leashing mine when kayak rolled
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:19 PM   #5
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That's what we do as well, very cheap and easy/functional improvement. Think mine holds 4 use it for a net and 2 rods. If you haven't yet. Figure out how to lash rour rods with a quick and easy release. I do the same with paddle. Unhook when you use rods then hook them back up. I've lost a really nice rod and reel before I started leashing mine when kayak rolled
Already got the bungee cord to make it reel keepers, will play around with it to figure out the best way. I've watched too many videos to not keep everything secure.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:38 PM   #6
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Those look great!
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:12 PM   #7
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Look up Professor Salt on YouTube. He makes some great rod/paddle leashes out of trimmer cord. Strong and durable.

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Old 07-14-2017, 06:35 PM   #8
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good work, wish i would have thought of that when i had mine
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:54 AM   #9
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Are those kayaks the 12 footers? I would like some reviews of them if you don't mind ? I have a 10 ft Nice now. But I am looking for my son, as he ain't a small one anymore.
I've got the 12'6". I love the dang thing. Very very sturdy and lots of room. I can sit in that thing all day and fish. Downfalls. It is heavy. If you like to bring your whole house with you fishing be sure to put the kayak in the water before you try to pick it up. Another thing, I'm not sure if it's because I'm 230 pounds lol, but it is a slow moving kayak. Overall. For the price. I will take it over the high end kayaks any day.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:31 AM   #10
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Did you heat up the PVC to get it in the rod tubes?
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:58 AM   #11
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Did you heat up the PVC to get it in the rod tubes?
That's a good idea, didn't think of that. I just put on belt sander for a second.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:39 AM   #12
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Look up Professor Salt on YouTube. He makes some great rod/paddle leashes out of trimmer cord. Strong and durable.

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x 2 this works very well.

I made all mine wrapped around a 12" piece of 1/2" conduit. They ended up way to long. I cut most of the ones I made in half. I used a piece of Velcro around the rod base, and a carabiner to the yak. They have saved two people's rods from being on the bottom.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:18 PM   #13
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That's a good idea, didn't think of that. I just put on belt sander for a second.
I'm working on the same build. the guy I got the idea from heated his up. I may have rushed it too much, when I heated mine, it folded as I started stuffing it. His first video, he used a lathe. I like the belt sander idea!
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:34 AM   #14
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Use a carabiner for a quick and easy release on all your tethers, paddle or rod.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:58 AM   #15
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Excellent ideas
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:36 PM   #16
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picked up materials at lunch!

Gonna update y'all tonight.

I have an umbrella I've been debating how to mount. I think this will give me a great spot.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:46 PM   #17
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Nice!

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Old 08-03-2017, 03:47 PM   #18
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Nice Job sir!
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:40 AM   #19
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It's just sitting in the rod holders, need to heat up and make it fit. It'll work great though.






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Old 08-04-2017, 10:04 PM   #20
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:49 PM   #21
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Helped the kid build one for his ascend. Little heat gun and the pvc goes right in. He wanted to be able to reach back and still get in cooler as well as thenhatch.


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Old 08-08-2017, 07:08 PM   #22
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Rferg84 maybe I missed it buy need details on the umbrella and close ups of how you mounted it
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:29 AM   #23
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Rferg84 maybe I missed it buy need details on the umbrella and close ups of how you mounted it
https://www.amazon.com/Sport-Brella-...ds=versabrella


Not much too it, it has a clamp mount that will pretty much on any round or square pole.


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Old 08-09-2017, 01:01 PM   #24
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thanks just ordered a couple
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:20 PM   #25
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Large or extra large size on the umbrella?
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:21 PM   #26
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