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07-16-2008, 03:34 PM
I need to make an anchor and kelp clip for my new scupper pro. Any one have suggestions? Also, has anyone tried to make a insulated hold in their yak? Like a built in ice chest? Want to keep the fish nice and fresh, but too cheap to buy a fish bag. Any ideas would be appreciated.
07-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Ive been thinking of a way to do an ice chest also but havent come up with anything yet.
whats the biggest sized fish you could expect to shoot while kayak diving? that would determine how big an ice box you would need to build into your yak.. wouldnt be much sense doing such an extensive mod to your boat, only for it to not be useable.
structurally, i dont know how strong the finished product would be either.. if you were starting a kayak from scratch (something ive been thinking about doing) you could design in a box with not too much difficulty.
07-17-2008, 10:01 PM
For about $7.00 you can get a soft side cold bag from costco. It is about 22" X 18" X 10" inside. The inside is soft but it is cheep enough to get a couple. I made a lining for mine out of an old piece of rubber.
07-18-2008, 08:08 PM
For a kelp clip use alligator clips(the ones for batteries).
07-20-2008, 11:40 PM
Great advice. Thanks all.
I think I am just going with a soft fish bag that I can stuff inside. Will keep it from getting too nasty in there as well. The alligator clip is a good idea.
07-21-2008, 06:44 PM
What Fis Hunter said. I like the fish bags better. I can put all the fish in fish bags down in the hatch and it does not stink up the inside of the yak and not clutter up the deck. Also the fish bags stay cooler below deck and out of the sun. Fish bags take up less premium space on a yak and if the yak flips I don't have to worry about looseing all my fish. Gregg
08-14-2008, 10:48 PM
The kelp clips from Neptonic Systems work great and I think they're under 15 bucks.
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