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i was wondering if anyone knew how to make outriggers for a SIK and if so some pictures would be great thx in advance

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ive seen a set of outriggers made from stormwater pipe(about 90-100mm dia) cut to desired length and then with caps glued on each end.Im not sure how they were fixed to the yak but i think the guy used 40mm conduit as the connecting braces across to the yak
 

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Jay. I have an antique sit in. I have just finished making an outrigger setup. Was going to test today; but, have to put off until Friday. Falling out in the surf made me think about doing something.

Ok, if you look closely at my avitar you can see I have a wooden frame around the cockpit. It has a proper name but this ole brain can't think of it at the moment. I put an extra board across the back of this frame and used U-bolts to hold a straight bit of 40mm pipe. I put a female screw in end on each bit of this pipe. I then made up two lengths of pipe with a male end and a 90 degree bend at the other with a female screw in. Next came two cylindrical bits of polystyrene with a 40mm hole down the center. These were shaped on the lathe, cut in half and a 40mm "T" inserted and all glued up with epoxy. The top of the "T" stands proud with a male screw in to go into the afore mentioned 90 degree end peice.

As I read over this it sounds twice as hard as it was. If I can find my bloody camera I will photograph the whole exercise bit by bit for you if you like. Of course this presumes that I can figure out how to post a series of pix.

Will also let you know if it all works after my trip out on this Friday.

After all of this I am getting a Malibu X-Factor as soon as I can!!!!

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How about this set up.

http://kayakfishingstuff.com/articles_v ... rticles=31

I am seriously considering an outrigger to give me more stability on my Hobie Sports, and as it happens Hobie are about to issue their own outrigger setup within the next month or so.

Still, I like the above link, and the Ram system can be purchased here in Australia.

Chris
 

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Jay, Well I got the antique orange in the water today to test the outriggers. Hopefully there will be a pix attached to this. Worked fine, except the actual pontoon was too low and the down pipe needs to be shortened by at least half. Makes for a lot of drag when you try to paddle.
 

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Hobie have yet to release the Outrigger kit, but it's not far off afaik according to one of the Qld dealers who I emailed a couple of weeks back.

It will be interesting to see how it performs as i am worried that the buoys might cause too much resistance while peddleing/paddleing along.

But if it could be just swung into action when yak is drifting/anchored, that would be fine by me. And I would buy one immediately.

Chris
 
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