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 Post subject: i9s Fishing Rig!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:49 pm 
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This rig works great. Took her out yesterday. Wind picked up. 12 knots. 2.5-3’.
I was testing the rig in an area of Louisiana known as Shell Beach. Short trip a little over 6 miles in total.
The swells were in a bay- I was not subjected to those conditions the entire time.
Incredible! stable and comfortable boat.
Paul P.
Sportsman’s Paradise


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 Post subject: Re: i9s Fishing Rig!
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:55 am 
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What is the red box? It looks like a crate cover but bigger.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:03 am 
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The “box” is actually an Ice Chest. Modified with rod holders bolted through. I just received the boat on Fri. This is essentially a prototype. As you know the i9 is limited on space. The theory behind what you see is an all in one attachment.
The base that the box sits on is the bottom to a dog kennel. It provided the clearance necessary with little additional load. It also provides additional storage underneath for dry bag and pump. Attachment is made with the existing bungee and pad eyes. I put it through its paces in the pool. Had the boat standing on its port side and could not shake it loose. Because the i9 is such a stable platform this works very well.
3 components- Boat-Platform-Box. Set up including inflation 5 Min.
My plan is to modify the platform. That in my opinion is the key component. The way this sits on the boat is almost perfect. The cockpit stays clear and uncluttered. Very easy to use.
The color is of course optional. I plan on fishing high traffic areas. The easier to see the better.

Paul P.
Sprotsman's Paradise


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 Post subject: Re: i9s Fishing Rig!
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:00 pm 
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Location: Newport Beach, CA
what are you using under your seat? A hard foam pad?

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 Post subject: Re: i9s Fishing Rig!
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:24 pm 
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It is a $9.00 personal floatation device/seat cushion from Academy Sports.
It works fantastic.


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