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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 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 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

Screw hole repair

We had decided quite early on in the project to crack on and have a working kayak even though we were waiting for some parts to arrive from the USA. One of the items we needed to have running was the Lowrance 4x DSI finder.

We had hoped to use the same holes to fit the YakAttack rails when they arrived, but having used the finder in anger we wanted it a little nearer to us on the gunwale to allow easy adjustment whilst on the move.

So with the YakAttack GTSL90's waiting to be fitted we had to first repair the two bolt holes on the gunwale.

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You can use a golf tee for this, but we had some polyethylene welding repair rods so chose to use these to make the repair waterproof, we didn't have a colour match but the repair will be hidden under the rail so no problem.

First thing was to flatten one end of the rod with the soldering iron so that it won't pull through the hole.

We then pushed the rod up through the offending screw hole.

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With a clean hot soldering iron we melted into the rod pushing the rod over and keeping a good tension on it as we went.

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This was to stop the rod dropping back down through the hole.

We then slowly dabbed the melted rod into the gunwale, smoothing as we went, spreading the rod a little around the top of the hole, being careful not to make any pitted holes in the kayak.

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At this stage it still needs a little tidying, so we took a sharp Stanley knife blade and pushed it through the repair keeping it level with the top of the gunwale.

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A light sanding and the repair was flush with the gunwale and watertight.

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Obvisously if the repair was on view we would have spent a little more time on the finishing, but this was perfect for our needs.

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12/02/2017