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 Post subject: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:18 pm 
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I learned this on another forum. Inexpensive, easy to build, and all parts can be purchased at any hardware or home improvement store.

This was my first build. I used 1½" PVC for all of the main parts except the crossmember pipe used for stability.
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This is my second build. Also used 1½" PVC for all parts.
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Here's how it the second one looks when it's mounted.
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If you don't have a PVC cutter, a hacksaw works just fine. After you cut with a hacksaw, use sandpaper to smooth the cut edges. After you get everything cut, put it together without PVC glue and place on your yak to see what adjustments are needed. Glue it together after you've made the adjustments. I spray painted them after the adjustments and gluing were complete.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:03 am 
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lookin good!!!
you're trailer, what make is it & do you not get deformation in the hull with the yak being so far back?


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:41 pm 
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It is a Malone trailer with Yakima Land Shark saddles in the middle, and Swagman J-cradles on both sides.

The Yakima Land Shark saddles are nice and wide. I get no deformation from them at all.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Good job on the 'rocket launcher' mate!


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:25 am 
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Looks like a really good design habanerojooz but arn't the holes in the hull at odd angles to each other, ie: not parralel. Therefore. if the whole assembly was glued together. it wouldn't just drop down in the holes without flexing it first. Or is that what happens. ( hope I explained it right ).

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:21 am 
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Slaughter wrote:
Looks like a really good design habanerojooz but arn't the holes in the hull at odd angles to each other, ie: not parralel. Therefore. if the whole assembly was glued together. it wouldn't just drop down in the holes without flexing it first. Or is that what happens. ( hope I explained it right ).


On my Adventure and Revolution, they drop right in. I have seen other kayaks where the flush mount holders are mounted at angles like you state. Those guys built the same 'rocket launchers' by adding an additional set of 45 degree elbows....i.e. use 2 sets of them instead of 1 set like I have in the picture (see second build)....this allows them to twist and turn the elbows until they get the fit the way that they want.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:25 am 
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What happens with the sail line with the rods in their holders?

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:23 am 
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I don't think it is for a Hobie Island

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Rodholders
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:38 pm 
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No can do with a sail.


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