My yak setup

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andrew1231
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My yak setup

Post by andrew1231 » Thu May 18, 2017 6:40 pm

Here's some of the latest pics of my yak setup. Finally am happy with it now, have also invested in a new battery the Thumper mini 15ah battery box, with an added Anderson plug on the side for the fish finder to plug into.
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Re: My yak setup

Post by Bradv » Thu May 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Love the "anti jet-ski device" mounted on the startboard side of your yak :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Yak PB's - Reef shark ~1m; Shark Mackerel 65cm; Flathead 60cm; Spotted Mackerel 57cm; Flowery Cod 50cm; Estuary Cod 50cm; Barred Grunter 50cm; Snapper 44cm; Tailor 43cm; School Mackerel 43cm; Flounder 33cm; Leaping Bonito 33cm; Whiting 30cm, Australian Bass 30cm, Sweetlip 29cm, Bream 28cm

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Re: My yak setup

Post by bertros » Thu May 18, 2017 8:54 pm

Are you spearing off your yak as well Andrew? Love to hear more about that.. Or also if it's for the jet-ski's. ;)

Looks like you've tailored it nicely to suit what you like doing. Be careful not to overload it based on the weight it can carry or make it top heavy. Either way, i'm sure it'll serve you well until you find a way to justify an upgrade or give it up.
Yak PB's: Australian Salmon - 70cm; Bream - 40cm; Bonito - 62cm; cobia - 81cm; Estuary Perch - 32.5cm; Flathead - 57cm; Groper - 50cm; Kingfish - 108cm; Mulloway - 130cm; Snapper - 60cm; Spotted Mack - 110cm; Squid (hood) - 34cm; Tailor - 50cm; Silver Trevally - 41cm; Whiting - 39cm

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Re: My yak setup

Post by solatree » Fri May 19, 2017 8:17 pm

Nice rig Andrew
bertros wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Be careful not to overload it based on the weight it can carry or make it top heavy.
This is good advice I think. The more I kayak fished, the less I began to take. Just two rods and some pre-made replacement rigs which I keep in my PFD, along with knife, pliers, lip grips and a net. I use a soft bag (with ice bricks) to hold the fish I keep rather than a bucket - keeps the weight low - but experiment and find out what works for you. Have fun and stay safe.
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Re: My yak setup

Post by laneends » Sat May 20, 2017 1:02 pm

Too much bulk on the back will cause difficulties with weathercocking (ie being able to go straight in a sidewind) particularly in a shortish yak with no rudder.

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Post by laneends » Sat May 20, 2017 1:06 pm

With Berkley quick set rod holders you can make an extension to whatever height you want with a piece of 25mm square aluminium tubing from bunnings, one more ss bolt and a couple of spacer washers cut with a whole saw from an acrylic chopping board. Gets you rod butt above the sounder

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Re: My yak setup

Post by andrew1231 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:32 pm

thanks to everyone for the great advice, i think i may have too much weight at the back with the kayak being a cheap one and will probably start to go without the big box on the back. Big thank you to laneends for the idea of extending the rod holder as that has been annoying since i installed the fish finder.
as the the speargun on the yak (anti-jetski device haha)only really use it if i go out Myponga where less boats around and legal to do close to shore, will put up next report i go out using it though.

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Post by laneends » Sat May 20, 2017 6:36 pm

This how i have the extender on my quest
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Cut the top of the tube at an angle so the forward edge acts as a stopper, to stop holder tipping too far forward. Trial &error to work out the angle. Necessary as using spacer washers is a friction fit .

Also FYI berkley rod holders fit in scotty mounts if you ever want to get a second mount for alternative placement, as you cant buy berkley mounts on their own (scotty holders dont fit in berkley mounts unfortunately). So I can also move it to those side mounts in the photo if I wish
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