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Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby GetSharkd » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:45 pm

G'day all

I thought I'd have a crack at buildling a down rigger , couldn't justify the cost of a scotty unit for the few times I would utilise it so this is the end result. Fairly happy with it and it only cost me $25 :D Happy Days !

I sourced all the stainless from a scrap off cuts ( thanks to the engineers at one of my job sites ) , utilised a scotty rod holder that can easily be reverted back to a rod holder when required. Used an old Alvey reel rescued from a junk pile that needed a new lease of life :)

Cut a stainless back plate to the shape of the scooty rod holder base so it couldn't move
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Welded frame of Alvey to back plate .Also welded a stainless nut in position to suit original scotty bolt and position
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welded a small D to the stainless rod and bought a small sailing pulley from marine shop
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Finished Down rigger :D
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby Scott » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:01 pm

Great idea mate
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby ryan » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:44 pm

were do we sign up for one :D
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby nad97 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:47 pm

Very nice mate. Well done
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby Dodge » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:55 pm

Looks like the old slogan 'An Alvey reel fills the creel' is going to continue in another form, nice job mate.
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby GetSharkd » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:17 pm

Dodge wrote:Looks like the old slogan 'An Alvey reel fills the creel' is going to continue in another form, nice job mate.


Can't kill an Alvey :D

ryan wrote:were do we sign up for one


Sorry mate , it's a "limited addition" ;-) :lol: But so simple to make if you have an old Alvey lying around
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby ArWeTherYet » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:42 pm

Very neat job.
Looks better than my Scotty Laketroller.
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby joffarob » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:56 pm

Well done, I have made something similar, Having no stainless welding skill, i have used an old rod but and an ALVEY reel. What are you going to use for line, I have put wire on and find it a bit of a struggle with it spooling off.
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Re: Home made DOWN RIGGER

Postby joffarob » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:48 pm

Here is photos of mine, I made my own mould for the downrigger bomb using a tennis ball and a piece of timber for the fin to create the shape, I used some mortar to make the mould, Got two pours out of it before it got trashed. Used a alligator clip with some clear plastic tubing over the teeth. Yet to try it.
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