Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 September 2015, 02:32   #11
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Mountain View, CA
Boat name: Six Park
Make: Mercury
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki 30ATL
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 209
Do you keep the shelf on the boat while towing? Or do you put that in the car? Can it be removed/installed easily by one person.

I am considering copying what you have, vs making something with PVC pipes and milk crates.
__________________

__________________
ba_fisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2015, 07:14   #12
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,594
RIBase
Pardon my ignorance fellas, but how do downriggers work? Are they just a rod substitute, i.e. the hook/weight/bait is just on the bottom of the line from the downrigger & if you hook a big fish you just winch it in? Or is it more than that?
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2015, 12:01   #13
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: friday harbor WA
Boat name: beluga
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: yamaha 40
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 27
Pokey, read the first post for explanation. The line is attached to the downrigger by a clip, which pulls loose when a salmon hits.

BA Fisher, I keep the whole shelf in place while driving, with the down riggers parallel to the boat, but with the weights stowed separately. A bungee in each corner, attached to the fiberglass frame is all that keeps it in place. What can I say, it does the job splendidly, and in such a small boat, every part of it can be reached from my seat. If you do something similar, I highly recommend you use swivel mounts for the down riggers.
__________________
beluga11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2015, 12:06   #14
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,594
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by beluga11 View Post
Pokey, read the first post for explanation. The line is attached to the downrigger by a clip, which pulls loose when a salmon hits.

BA Fisher, I keep the whole shelf in place while driving, with the down riggers parallel to the boat, but with the weights stowed separately. A bungee in each corner, attached to the fiberglass frame is all that keeps it in place. What can I say, it does the job splendidly, and in such a small boat, every part of it can be reached from my seat. If you do something similar, I highly recommend you use swivel mounts for the down riggers.

"Pokey" that's gonna stick😄


.....sh1t happens.......
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 September 2015, 12:06   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by beluga11 View Post
Pokey, read the first post for explanation.

Yeah Pokey, keep up!
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.