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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:54 pm 
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I was at Harbor Freight today looking at bungee cords when I noticed this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-cargo-net-67010.html
I removed 6 of the Torx screws that hold the back plastic part of the seat and screwed in 6 small screw eyes. The bungee net fit like it was made for the back of the seat. I may shorten the hooks so the net is a little tighter across the back of the seat.
SRAces, I only fish for trout so I keep all the tackle I need in the compartment in front of the seat. I also carry a small tackle box behind the seat and that has extras of what is in the before mentioned compartment along with snacks.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:53 pm 
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SkiPro3 wrote:
Is that 1/4" bungee or the 3/16"? How long?

Oh, and THANKS for posting a great idea like this.


You're welcome. I think it took 11 feet of 1/4" bungee.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:56 pm 
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atavuss wrote:
I was at Harbor Freight today looking at bungee cords when I noticed this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-cargo-net-67010.html
I removed 6 of the Torx screws that hold the back plastic part of the seat and screwed in 6 small screw eyes. The bungee net fit like it was made for the back of the seat. I may shorten the hooks so the net is a little tighter across the back of the seat.
SRAces, I only fish for trout so I keep all the tackle I need in the compartment in front of the seat. I also carry a small tackle box behind the seat and that has extras of what is in the before mentioned compartment along with snacks.


I'm like you as I only take what is needed for the particular trip. You can carry the whole tackle shop if you wanted to due to the room...lol. Thanks for finding that net at Harbor Freight. That looks like a great item for behind the seat storage. I might have to get one! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Can you post pics of the netting installed?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:21 pm 
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trout man wrote:
Can you post pics of the netting installed?


Not sure if this request is for me or not but here goes:

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I need to shorten the hooks or replace them to tighten up the net and I will probably add more screw eyes in the middle to support the netting better.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:38 am 
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I have one of those Harbor Freight bungee nets and to attach, I unhooked the metal hooks and attached to the back of the seat using these and a self-tapping SS screw that I made black with a sharpie;

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I screwed into the green part, so the netting runs all the way across the back and is reasonably snug. One on each of the 4 corners, then one on each side except the top. Very neat and factory look to it. I'll take photos tonight and post up...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:08 pm 
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The green inside or outside of the seat?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:40 pm 
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gotcha wrote:
The green inside or outside of the seat?


I'm thinking that if it was mounted to the green inside wall the right way it would look better and be more like a built-in pocket that seeing those cords wrap around the outside of the seat. I might try it that way if I get that material from Harbor freight.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:03 am 
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Neat idea to be sure. But in the hot weather (let's say you take off the jacket by mid morning) you would lose out on the cooling action that the back of the seat provides.
My PA is on order so I'm talking out the back end right now.

Anyone notice that yet? Or is it not an issue?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:18 pm 
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SkiPro3 wrote:
I have one of those Harbor Freight bungee nets and to attach, I unhooked the metal hooks and attached to the back of the seat using these and a self-tapping SS screw that I made black with a sharpie;

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I screwed into the green part, so the netting runs all the way across the back and is reasonably snug. One on each of the 4 corners, then one on each side except the top. Very neat and factory look to it. I'll take photos tonight and post up...


I liked this idea so much I took the hooks off the net and removed the screw eyes and installed these thingabobs (what ARE they called?) instead. Ran out of stainless screws so I will have to make a run to the hardware store to finish the install.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:22 pm 
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atavuss wrote:
I liked this idea so much I took the hooks off the net and removed the screw eyes and installed these thingabobs (what ARE they called?) instead. Ran out of stainless screws so I will have to make a run to the hardware store to finish the install.


Available from kayakfishinggear.com it's called a Cable Clamp and are .10 each.

link;
http://kayakfishinggear.com/cableclamps.aspx

4 stainless steel screws are .75 from them

If you buy anything from these guys, use NCKA in the discount/coupon code and get 15% off. NCKA is http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com a website for kayak fishermen in Northern California.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Here is a photo of my seat back with a cargo net. It holds my jacket, waders, just about anything I want to stuff in there.

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A big thanks to atabuss for the idea to use the net. Just another way the PA family helps each other out. Cheers!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:20 pm 
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What is that yellow thing in your paddle holder? I like the idea, going to make it happen.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:49 pm 
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That's my air horn;

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I got it from Cabela's after reading reviews. That thing is LOUD!! I tried it out on the lake, I was at least a mile from the boat ramp and in radio contact with DW when I tested it. She said she could not only hear it, but that it was loud and it echoed around for a bit after I stopped.

You can find one here;
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Boating/ ... t104548680

Meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements. It's fully waterproof, shock-resistant and stays afloat if you drop it overboard. Powered by one 9-volt battery.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Cool, I thought is was your hair drier for those emergency :lol: I was loking for something like that since I have all those lights! ( for night fishing)and fits in the holder, or do you change that to accomidate the horn?

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