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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:01 am 
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What are people using to secure fixtures to the Aka Bars. Is there anything ready available to fit the diameter of the Aka Bars :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:19 pm 
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PAV - To secure what exactly?
http://ram-mount.com/

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:17 am 
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I have some Marine Ply and want to make some "rigid" skinny tramps. Probably about 1ft width. I figure 30cm width. Will make a useful "baiting up area" and potentially a place to mount a fishfinder with no mods to the yak itself. If succesful I want to look at the option of an outboard as in the motormount thread as an option on calm days in the estuary.

Thinking of fixing with U type bracket with a machine part to spread the pressure on the bar (home made for the job or purchased if there is something suitable).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:12 pm 
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How bout somthin like this? Couple wraps of velcro or bungees is all that's required.
You can screw as many mounts/accessories to this as you want.

Motor mounting, though, is a whole different deal.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:54 am 
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Hi Pav. I've been using Stauffs for camera mounts etc and they work well however they are not quick release.

http://www.au.stauff.com/index.php?id=1423

They are available at most hydraulic suppliers like Parker, Enzed, Pirtek ( if you're in Australia )

There was another rubber clamp that was a quick connect that was posted by someone a while back. It was sold in boating places and I have searched the threads for it but can't seem to find the details. Does anyone remember ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:46 pm 
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They look ideal. I will borrow the idea of the plastic downpipe to locate onto the bars.

I plan to have a baiting up area / and fit the fishfinder. Will post back what I make.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Yes- you can just cut some PVC pipe to do this.

I would glue/screw a little closed-cell foam or neoprene padding strips in there, to protect your Aka paint and keep things quieter for fishing.

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