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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2011, 09:02:12 am »
Yeah pop rivets would be the best bet I guess.  I'm also addicted to goop, I go so overboard with it.  I was even considering gooping the tops of my stainless steel bolts to make sure that they dont rust in the salt water.  I thought about the cutting board base for my mounts and I think it would make a difference but I got lazy.


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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2011, 02:52:29 pm »


   I won't pretend to be Joe Know-all, but sometimes... ::)  Capt.Plast.

if you install a hatch in the back of you boat for storage, I hope that

you figured that you can't use your rod-pod for...rods :-\  Don't they

have to be 'slipped' toward the back? ;D


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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2011, 03:22:24 pm »
The hatch would just be an access opening at the very stern of the boat, I don't see how that could effect use of the rod pod in any way.  I think I've changed my mind anyway, I believe I'm going to mount my transducer with duct putty instead of goop and place it just behind my seat below-deck.  Then I'll use a large foam brick, gooped to the hull as a divider to protect things from sliding to the stern and getting lost or hitting the transducer.  This will allow full use of the storage space from the seat to the bow, without any worry of knocking the transducer mount off, and also avoid things getting lost in back.  Rods can still run the length of the kayak in the rod pod because the brick is only 4" high, enough to stop sliding camping gear.


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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2011, 04:37:40 pm »
Your rear bulkhead is a great idea, rods storage might be a problem (e.g. test this out first).  I think it is easier for me to put the rod in towards the back, instead of sliding it forward.  I'm generally in the way when I slide it forward.  Might not be a problem if you break the rod down though.  Regardless, little bits of gear get forgotten when they are in the hull, I have to lift the rear of the yak and give it a shake to slide forward in order to get it out.

Leaving gear in the hull is caused by swarms of mosquitoes after dusk, I just want to get out of there.  Later you realize you left a fly box in there or something.
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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2011, 05:39:11 pm »
CP, if you bought your Hummingbird new, they will exchange the transducer for the type that fits in the scupper hole for free, also means that the temp guage will work, if you mount it in the hull it won't. I haven't done anything to my yak yet, it may even still be bare bones at the smallie slam. I have decided to keep the rod pod sealed as I don't think I will use it (mine is the none angler T15) which means that I can fix things to the rod pod cover and not worry about it leaking into the hull. On my big game I had the fish finder and rod mount fitted to it. I am also undicided whether or not to fit the fish finder in the sonar shield because I think it is too far away, its a struggle to reach it, what do you guys think?

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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2011, 07:34:01 pm »
I decided against the scupper transducer because I'm pretty rough on the bottoms of my yaks.  I think you are right that for most of our purposes you would be fine without the rod pod at all, not like many of the good fishing spots here are in the surf anyway.  I find the sonar shield appears close enough for the fish finder, but if ou go with a higher end model with gps and the like i would want it closer so you could operate the menu.


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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2011, 01:03:49 am »
Awesome tips;
I can't wait to get mine.

Did anyone else try out the dry box/ live bait tank that is white?
I really want one.
Haha.

Where did you get the pet box to use as the container?
PetSmart?
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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2011, 10:29:51 am »
I got it at pets unlimited but it appears to be common at any large pet store.


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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2011, 10:32:39 am »
Excellent.
Thanks.  ;D
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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2011, 10:47:11 am »
CP, if you bought your Hummingbird new, they will exchange the transducer for the type that fits in the scupper hole for free, also means that the temp guage will work, if you mount it in the hull it won't. I haven't done anything to my yak yet, it may even still be bare bones at the smallie slam. I have decided to keep the rod pod sealed as I don't think I will use it (mine is the none angler T15) which means that I can fix things to the rod pod cover and not worry about it leaking into the hull. On my big game I had the fish finder and rod mount fitted to it. I am also undicided whether or not to fit the fish finder in the sonar shield because I think it is too far away, its a struggle to reach it, what do you guys think?

"All transducer-equipped Humminbird products come standard with a transom-mounted transducer. However, we also offer these optional models:

* Puck (Shoot thru single layer fiberglass hull)
* Angled Puck (Shoot thru single layer fiberglass hull)
* Trolling Motor
* Portable
* Thru-Hull (plastic or bronze)

If you'd prefer one of the above, you're welcome to exchange your transducer, through our factory, for no charge unless you require a bronze or plastic thru-hull transducer. Call our Customer Resource Center at 1-800-633-1468 for pricing."

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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2011, 12:54:30 pm »
I thought it was just shipping fees we needed to pay?
Ah, I'm going to be living on the street after all this. Haha. ;D
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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2011, 02:07:07 pm »
No you won't....... You'll be living in your kayak ;D
Flip it upside down put a couple of sticks in the scupper holes to hold one side up. throw a tarp over it and it makes a heck of a lean to. ;D
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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2011, 05:47:28 pm »
HAHA.
That is so true.
I should look into that as well.
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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2011, 05:49:33 pm »
Got my Fish Finder today!!!
hoping to get my kayak transducer kit in soon so i can install this rig!!!


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Re: 2011 Trident Rigging Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2011, 10:29:13 pm »
Which fishfisnder did you purchase?
Humminbird 385ci ?  :'(
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