Well the weekend dawned and the parcel arrived from YakAttack....and I coudn't wait to get get pimping.
Here is the dry box setup.
I ordered a variety of parts from Luther at YakAttack to try them out. In particular the ease, or otherwise of installing the rails on the Revo using the rigging bullet system.
So the first job was to install the 12" rails. These are idea for narrow surfaces on the Revo and can be supplied with a threaded rail so you don't need to get underneath with a spanner to do up the nuts.
Here is the rail and bar.
You can also get very, very useful thinks called rigging bullets which thread into the underside rail and take the hassle out of fiddling with the nuts and washers by aligning the threaded bar and holed in the track for you. The first rails I could actually get a hand to so so the process is:
Using the track drill the holes
using the Rigging Bullet you can push the backing plate easily into position
Then using some threadlock install the screws
Job done. That was easy wasn't it. and then you get to play with the different mounting options
Then we tackle the un-reachable areas of the Revo. I wanted some short rails to go on the rear for mounting cameras and Visi Carbon Poles. I didn't have a 6" rail so got a hacksaw out and chopped a 12" in two. Here it is with the rigging bullets in place.
With a difficult to get to location it is a good idea to take a look at what is underneath. The best way I found to do this was to get the iphone onto video and point it around in the hull and then watch the video. (I haven't posted that as it want that exciting!)
You then drill the holes as before and attach lines to the rigging bullets. Push them through the holes and lift the rear of the yak to get them to slide down.
I found it easier to use just one rigging bullet as the shape of the underside meant that the full back slotted into position nicely.
Then a mighty mount to go on the front
and a load more bits to bolt on to the rails.
Then off to the seaside for a paddle....no fish but lots of crabs
If anyone is interested in the YakAttack rail system in the UK or Europe PM me I might be able to help.
May the odds be ever in your favor..