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Kayak Fishing Meets and
Tournaments 2017

The list grows every year and 2017 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.

But don't forget the Swanage Classic the event you have been loving since 2009  ... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Linekurv.dk Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography SCUPPER PRO

Making a Paddle Keep

Seeing that the Prowler 13 has a built in paddle keeper, thought it would make a nice addition to the Caper. All that is required is 50 mm of 5 mm elasticated rope, 6 marine grade rivets, 2 x plastic eyes, 1 x plastic hook and a plastic rope ball.



On either side of the Caper, running the full length is a bevelled recess which the paddle and paddle keeper fit perfectly.



Sit in the cockpit and find a position where it is comfortable for you to fix and remove the paddle easily, personally I always lay the paddle down to the right hand side of the yak, the centre of the paddle being between the carry handle and the start of the footwell.


Holding the paddle in position, place the two rivets a minimum of 50mm apart directly below the paddle with the shaft sitting on the rivets, mark the holes. Drill holes using a 3/16" drill bit, clean up the holes and add a little silicone to each. Rivet the plastic eyes into position.


Thread the elastic rope down through each of the eyes so that the ends are hanging down, thread the rope ball onto the rope. It may be easier to stretch the rope making it thinner when doing this.



The holes on the plastic hook may need to be drilled out to except the rivets, on this version it was also necessary to file down one side of each rivet head to give a good fit.


Position the hook in the cockpit 25 mm down from the gunnel and centred between the rivets. Mark the holes and drill add a small amount of silicone to the holes before riveting.



Place the paddle in position, pull elastic over giving a tight be easily unhooked fit, then tie the ends using a thumb knot. Push as much of the knot as possible into the ball recess. A blunt ended screw driver can be used to push the knot into the hole.


Trim elastic ends and melt ends to stop any fraying.


   

This system works well and could be used to fix tackle boxes or a VHF radio to the centre console.

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12/02/2017