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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 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 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

The Crate

Finding a crate that fits the tank well securely is sometimes difficult, the one that fits usually looks surprisingly large.


The discovery of the Prowler crate was by shear accident. My wife loves storage boxes and had purchased several collapsible 32 ltr boxes from Tesco's at less than £2 each, one of which had found it's way into the garage. It was empty so it seemed like an idea to see if it would fit.


With minor shaping of the rear bottom corners with a file, the fit was perfect.


 

First thing I needed to do was add storage for the anchor, stopping it from sliding around but with easy access. Whilst looking around the chandlers, I came across a white plastic anchor holder, designed to hold a 1.5kg/3lb folding anchor, made by TREM of Italy, product code N 62 00 500, perfect. It was supplied with the necessary bracket and bolts, so all that was needed was to drill 2 holes slightly lower than the existing ones in the holder and file the holes in the crate to accommodate the bolts. Fitting the holder to the inside corner of one of the ends still allowed the crate to fold.

Next job was to tie a length of bungee cord to hold the bait cutting board, again this was placed on the inside of the crate next to the anchor holder.


 

Nylon bait cutting board and anchor holder.


At the opposite end I have fitted a Scotty Mounting Bracket No. 241 and Rail Mount Adapter No. 242, this allows the use of a Scotty SEA-Light No. 824. The holes in the crate had to be filed with a round file to allow the bolts to fit, doing this carefully will also make for a very secure fit.


  

Scotty SEA-Light fitted to rear of crate.


Amazingly the crate still folds.


Finally I wanted a bag to fit in the crate to hold frozen bait, odd bits of tackle, fly/spinner boxes, my camera, and every thing else during a journey in the surf.


A trip to Robert Dyas found a 44 litre, Thermos K2 Collapsible Large Family Cooler, it has an external pocket for a phone or radio secured with a bungee and sliding toggle. Beside this is a large two section zipped pocket. The main part of the bag opens with a 3 sided zip.


The outside of the bag is made of a water resistant material, the inside being covered in an easily cleaned pvc. Best of all it's light and folds for storage.


Cool bag secured with Prowler standard bungees, XTOOLS Floating 8" Fillet Knife and Floating E-Z Release, fit neatly and securely between the cool bag and cutting board. The bungees are released whilst fishing to allow easy access.

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07/05/2017