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Old 05-14-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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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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