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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 Making a Paddle Keeper 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 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

Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts

You may be thinking, why show the installation of flush mounts again, well this time round we are using Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts.


The Ocean Kayak Flush Mount pack contains 2 x Salty Dog Flush Mounts both with ends already sealed with a rubber cap, fixed tightly in place with a cable tie. 6 bolts, metal washers with rubber inserts, and 6 well nuts which allow fixing without access to the inside of the hull, brilliant.


Start by making a cardboard stencil, cut a 50 mm hole into a piece of cardboard, push the mount into the hole, pressing the card tightly to the base to give the oval shape of the flush mount, draw around the top of the mount to give the overall shape. Trim the card to make the perfect template.


Place the butt of your fishing rod with reel attached, into one of the flush mounts, align the mount with the chosen area, with the Prowler we have 2 circular areas designed to take the mounts so all we need to do is check that the rods will be at the desired angle and clear of the paddle arc, This is a personal choice so sit in your kayak pretend to paddle and see how far back your stroke travels, have someone hold the rod in position to check your clearance. Use your card template to mark the position.

To make things easier when fitting the second mount, I marked the centre of the deck recess, a 50 mm hole cut in this position proved perfect, place the template back into position to check and remark the shape of the required hole. Any excess can be trimmed with a jigsaw or filed.


      

     

The hole must then be shaped to accommodate the sharp angle at the front and rear of the flush mount tube. Keep filing and refitting the mount until it is flush with the deck, clean up the hole, removing any burrs, taking your time to make a tight fit will mean less chance of a leak.

Using a 11/64" drill bit, drill through the gasket on the base of the mount. Place the mount in position and whilst holding firmly in place, drill each hole in turn, marking the position for the well nuts.


   


Drill 3/8" holes for the well nuts using the previously drilled marks as a guide.


Put a blob of Silicone Sealant over each of the holes and push in each well nut.



Place a washer onto each of the bolts, metal side up.


   

Remove the paper from the foam gasket on the underside of the mount. Squeeze a large bead of silicone sealant around where the tube fits the mount to help seal the hole when in place. Fit the mount into position, check alignment of holes with the well nuts below, press firmly in place. Put a blob of sealant into each hole on the mount, insert the screws and tighten, wipe away the excess sealant.


      

   

Allow the sealant to dry for a day and then retighten the screws.

Disclaimer:

Installing hardware may cause damage and/or void manufacturer warranties.
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12/02/2017