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The 'T 1V' is a Swing 400 from HoK and ordered with the rear hatch, and paddled by Waikato paddle.

It is fitted out with ideas seen on the AKFF forum with some minor variations.

The paddle is tethered at a saddle on the gunwale near my left footrest.

In the rear well, the webbing straps were removed and aluminium loops were screwed on and a surround rope is used to attach any cargo with occy straps or ropes.

The anchor trolley has a s/s dogclip which guides the anchor line from a cleat near the rear rod holder; a second cleat opposite enables a bridle rig for towing if required....EDIT the anchor trolley is now full length, another photo later in this thread

EDIT Have just included my bolt-in method of transducer installation which has been successfully abused for the last 4 months, and is withstanding all tests and as expected no leaks which caused others concern when originally posted
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EDIT Have now included my version of a large cockpit hatch which addresses the one weakness the Swing has by only having a tiny 6" inspection hatch when sold new
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Swing serial No. 05 SW 5272x
 

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Nice swing Dodge, the modifications you have performed are great, I to think the webbing straps are not very user friendly. I might pinch a few of your handy ideas and put on my swing in the near future. Aren't swings such a great kayak, so much deck space to put all necessary accessories.
GO THE SWING !!!

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John the mods work for me so am content.
Noticed the PB bass, in spring will have a swing meet out your way [after I can catch the bloody things] and you can take to your second best spot; seeing we haven't met its improper to ask for the top spot :lol:

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Paul the boat suits me nicely now, and re the pics, I'm no Lord Snowden but have mastered the first hurdle by getting them to the forum :wink:

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Karl not long after you left the pub the kiwis poured in to watch a test against Ireland and it was bedlam, Shane and I left quickly after that.
The mirror worked OK at Currumbin today, will do minor modification to Mark 2 standard and it will be perfect, took pics and will post in next day or two
 

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Dodge, it would be a honour to have fish with you in the very near furture. Whenever you are coming up this way send me a pm and we can have a bass session.
 

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dodge, T 1V looks good.... How does the fwd adjustable rod holder go?? does it interfere with your paddle stroke at all? I have an adjustable holder but have not fitted it yet. The swing we have has all the hatches you can fit...... plus a pod for the picnics by the sea :wink:
 

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sam60 said:
dodge, T 1V looks good.... How does the fwd adjustable rod holder go?? does it interfere with your paddle stroke at all?
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Shane prior to fitting the Berkley I saw in a thread a comment by The Mariner, and Phil said to mount it no further aft then 90mm behind your foot and you would get at least a 90% normal stroke and this is the case.
Further forward and it would be difficult to readily access, you can get a full stroke in by angling it forward one notch if you wish; its a great position to watch the rod tip trolling
 

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The good thing about the berkley rod holder is it's easily removed, I have mine in the same position, if I want to put the power on to cover some distance I just whip the berkley out so I don't need to worry about it, but for casual paddling it doesnt get in the way on the esprit, and I usually find in estuary, river or impoundment fishing, when trolling, that slower is often better.
 

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Sweet rig there dodge
 

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Phoenix said:
Sweet rig there dodge
bet you like the colour :wink:
 

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GO THE GREEN & GOLD - I am planning on getting at least another 3 kayaks - all swings, all green and gold.

1 single for myself, a second double for the kids and possibly a double for my brothers birthday.
 

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That rear well is massive, but a bit hard to use on the water.
Not as hard as you might think. On the Swing it's heaps easy to just turn yourself around & let your legs hang over the side, then lean sideways back to the tankwell. Sitting sideways also makes it easier to see what you are doing compared to trying to turn backwards.
 

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That rear well is massive, but a bit hard to use on the water.
Not as hard as you might think. On the Swing it's heaps easy to just turn yourself around & let your legs hang over the side, then lean sideways back to the tankwell. Sitting sideways also makes it easier to see what you are doing compared to trying to turn backwards.
 

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The Mariner said:
That rear well is massive, but a bit hard to use on the water.
Not as hard as you might think. On the Swing it's heaps easy to just turn yourself around & let your legs hang over the side, then lean sideways back to the tankwell. Sitting sideways also makes it easier to see what you are doing compared to trying to turn backwards.
Naturally I agree with your comment Phil, and side saddle is also a pleasant way to fish on a hot day with ankles in the water..very happy with the boat :wink:
 

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Had another play on the T1V while the weather was lousy through the week

Had a Viking backrest to spare, so had an upholsterer modify the strap position and also the width [$10] and attached a couple of saddles on the rear deck, so now have the option of two backrests, this one or the original Perception model.

Extended the anchor pulley from stern only to full length, after some challenges in the wind last week, when a bow drag would have been better.

Also have included a picture of the shopping basket with its attaching handle straps more easily seen
 

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crazyratwoman said:
that seat looks good, is the high back more comfy?
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I reckon so, but a pain in the bum when getting in or out compared to the Perception one...if I'm in an area where I might be dunked and have to reboard from the water ie; lots of speedies or surf, the high back will stay home
 

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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Hagar said:
Just a little something to help Dodge's surf launches
:lol: :lol: Gary my surf launches require a snorkel on the donk as air time is minimal mate
 
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