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Ascend FS12T rigging
« on: March 25, 2014, 12:20:05 am »



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Since I've had my kayak for just over 1week, I've installed 2 - 20" aluminum slide tracks, 2 mighty mounts fore & aft of the hatch, also one in the back (stern?) for my homemade flag pole w/ nav light. 2 Harken pulleys for my anchor trolley system. The seat had 2 tracks that held the back in place but nothing to hold down the front. So I installed 2 pad eyes and 2 lash hooks with a shock cord to hold the seat in place which can also hold a Plano box in place too.  I also added some stickers of the name brands that I use ... yes, I'm that type of guy!  That's about it for now.  Oh wait, I am also looking into some type of mount that I can use with the flush mount rod holder(s) to attach a trolling motor if I feel the need to use one.  I'll also probably install 2 more mighty mounts on the bow & stern areas for camera mounts.  That's it for the moment.  I can't wait to try it out on actual water!
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 05:37:53 am »
I seen a guy install a trolling motor through one of the back scupper hole and it work amazingly good! I will try to find the picture for you!
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 05:56:51 am »
Here's a video how to mount troling motor through a scuper hole. Different type of boat but I bet it would work on yours!

How I added a trolling motor on my Riot Angler 12'

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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 09:20:53 am »
Or, you can by an Ocean Kayak Torque and have it all done for you lol.


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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 09:43:05 am »
I would buy a torque but a torque is a lazy man yak! I rather paddle!
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 02:15:40 pm »
you can still paddle it, just dont put in the motor or battery.


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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 02:17:14 pm »
I really like the look of that boat though. lost of space.  I bet you'll really enjoy that seat.


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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 03:16:51 pm »
I think I prefer paddling, I just want to give myself the option of using a trolling motor.
Yes John, I do enjoy the seat ... while sitting in my kayak which has been on my living room floor while watching TV, I feel like a kid again.  Wonder how long it will take before my wife lets me bring it into the bedroom ;)


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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 04:03:31 pm »
I was at BP on Sunday and was looking at this kayak..my first yak was an Ascend FS10…still have it…the seat is incredibly comfortable…I was out for 7-8 hours at a time last year and no issues…I have to admit for the money, BP has done a pretty good job of upgrading their kayaks…they have added good size hatches, wide platform and certainly a great fishing platform to stand on….it will be a decent competitor for sure!  Mine is a sit in…and even for that, it did me very well for my first couple years on the water..No regrets with buying it at all! 
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014, 08:12:36 pm »
John the way the weather is going we might have to rig snowblowers on our yaks and skies on them then we could paddle to clean our driveways :)
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 02:04:36 am »
Anyone know where to get that reinforcing foam they use under the deck of a SOT kayak to reduce the deck flex?  If your kayak has it.  I've tried all the hardware stores in Calgary and no one carries it.
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 01:13:28 pm »
Every try spray foam? (they sell it at home depot)
dunno what it would do to the plastic though. 


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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 02:29:28 pm »
Yes I thought about using the latex based spray foam but I think it would be too messy, plus I want kinda want it removable incase I decide to install a hatch there for more access. 


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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 03:45:44 pm »
Joel. Go to the dollar and buy a bunch of garden kneeling pads. There are like a buck a piece and you can easily slide them in place.
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Re: Ascend FS12T rigging
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 09:25:12 am »
Hey I love ur set up. The Scotty track adapters. Did you get then at BP? Nobody seems to have them in stock... I'm also thinking of trolling motor possibilities I'll keep you posted going for my first paddle tomorrow.
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