Sunday, October 21, 2012

DIY - PVC Rod Holders

So, I didn't create this concept by any means. But I'm very happy with how I have adapted them to the Pro Angler. Most of the crew fishing out of Hobie Revos and they have their design pretty much pin pointed.
 
The obvious differences: PA needs the set up to be wider and needs the 3 vertical rod holders to move forward about 6 inches to allow them to be directly over the raised mold of the kayak. This allows for zero wasted space on the aft storage area.
 
 
I used all 1.5" PVC and connector pieces. I chose to have 3 vertical rod holders and two side rod holders for trolling. The Hobie Cart can still fit on the deck with the rod holders in place.
 
The set-up is bungee'd down to the kayak via padeyes. I do plan to a small piece of PVC underneath the right and left vertical rod holders to provide support and to help keep the rodholders still if a big fish hits while trolling.

Bungee'd down in the back to the existing loops on the PA.

Initially I only glued the PVC together, but after some use the pieces began to come apart. So Pinch had told me he screwed his parts together, so I went ahead and did that for V2. I'm hoping to test the set-up on some large fish while I'm down in Florida and we'll see if it can hold up to the pelagics.

4 comments:

  1. This is awesome. Any chance you could post your parts list and pvc measurements? I'd like to build this for my PA12.

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    1. Unfortunately the measurement will be different because this set up is for my PA 14.

      Parts include:

      2 90 degree links
      2 3-way links
      3 4-way links
      2 60 degree links for trolling
      Then assortment of pieces to put it all together, which you could measure based on the width of the PA12

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  2. What is the size PVC you used on your PA 14?

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