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Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:46:45 PM »
You know I've never really warmed up to the crazy contraptions I've seen built out of ABS/PVC pipe for kayak fishing ...but I needed to come up with something. I didn't want to drill anymore holes. I wanted it to be as unobtrusive as possible, functional and still be able to fit my crate back their. I puzzled over this for many nights over the summer and finally came up with something. I did the finishing touches last night and took it out for a trial run this morning.

I was able to salvage one of the built-in rod holders which was a bonus.

Here it is by itself.


Here it is with the crate.


Here's the rigger and rod in action.


Here's what I see while fishing.


Feeding line out.


It breaks down to two pieces. The two pieces are held together by a heavy bungie. The bungie passes through all the components, that way if anything ever does let go I won't lose anything.


The rod and rigger positions were bang on, I couldn't be happier. I didn't have any issues with tracking with the rigger out to the side, although it took quite a bit more effort than I expected, but that might have had something to do with my flea issues (see other thread).

Neil

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 01:51:03 PM »
That's pretty slick!  Nice job Buddy!

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 02:01:06 PM »
Very slick indeed.  Great job Neil.

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2012, 02:07:06 PM »
sweet thanks i like that

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 03:28:23 PM »
Nice setup Neil and a lot sturdier than my single scotty mount.

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 03:32:30 PM »
That's a really cool setup. Looks really sturdy, easy to setup and tear down, and is easily at your finger tips. Nice job!

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 06:53:11 AM »
It just occurred to me that with some compressed air I'd have some awesome potatoe cannons for warding off stink pots and rival kayak fishers trying to intrude on my hole, lol

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 08:48:13 AM »
Nice job neil!  Better setup than mine for sure.. Be gentle with the downrigger - mine broke on saturday.. Not sure if its fixable but the arm would spin around... The base is solid its something inside the actual unit that is slipping... I had to tie it to my seat to keep it in position...

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 09:35:18 AM »
Nice job neil!  Better setup than mine for sure.. Be gentle with the downrigger - mine broke on saturday.. Not sure if its fixable but the arm would spin around... The base is solid its something inside the actual unit that is slipping... I had to tie it to my seat to keep it in position...

Thx. Lifetime warranty is a bonus!  call'em up!


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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 06:58:49 PM »
Excellent job Neil, I didn't know you were an engineer!

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 08:23:26 PM »
Nicely done dude!

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 09:26:57 PM »
that's pretty slick!

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 09:50:56 AM »
Excellent job Neil, I didn't know you were an engineer!

I think you meant plumber?? :) 

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2012, 07:22:48 AM »
that's awesome Neil, I think I'll have to thieve your idea. I've been fumbling with my DR since I got it from Mike B.

rival kayak fishers trying to intrude on my hole, lol
   whatever turns your crank Neil but let's keep it clean eh?

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Re: Hobie Outback Downrigger and dual Rod Holder mount
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 12:21:54 PM »
Question for you Neil: Are you using 1 1/2 inch pipe throughout? My understanding is that 1 1/2 inch pipe is too big for the molded rod holder. I've seen most use 1 1/4 to fit into the molded rod holder and then use a coupler to fit into 1 1/2 pipe for the rest.

Or maybe you are using 1 1/4 throughout?
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 12:54:33 PM by Serendipity »

 

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