By Sid Perry
Worked as advertised! I was standing paddling in about an hour. Stayed on the lake about five hours. Can’t wait to get back out. Oh, and no wet feet!
I spent a lot of time looking at others’ rigging ideas and incorporated many.
Some photos attached include:
Oar holders fashioned from over the door hangers dipped in plastic coating.
A trolley system as described by one of the Wavewalk bloggers.
A top mount storage deck. I wanted flexibility in this so I made it pivot like a hatch door. That way I can still use the front or rear area to drop an anchor, stringer, etc., or fold it down for strapping on gear.
A Fishin Buddy mount. I already had the fish finder for use on my float tube. I wanted something lightweight and unobtrusive.
I added a couple of eye bolts in the center holes on the cockpit also dipped in plastic coat. Attached my net or whatever.
I added a top mount fly rod holder and lastly, built an anchor system like one of the bloggers using the pvc, noodle floats, and clips. I didn’t trust my ability to cut the j slot on the end so instead tied a rope tightener on.
Almost forgot. Built a double wheel dolly that works great.
Really like the looks of things,