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Added some berkley rod holders, deck loops for a small cart and an anchor trolley today. Have a "crate" setup with some pvc pipe for storing rods, net etc.

Only thing left to do is sort out the attachments for the anchor trolley. You'll note that I just have a loop of rope on the trolley rather than a carabiner or other snap. This is because I intend:

* putting a short piece of rope on an anchor, with a loop on the end;

* putting a long length of rope on a winder to keep the rope tidy, with a snap on the end;

* getting a drogue;

*eventually getting or making a stakeout pole.

The anchor and drogue will be interchangeable using the snap on the long rope. I'll be able to put the rope through the loop on the trolley before attaching the anchor or drogue. I'll also be able to put a stakeout pole straight through the loop.

Will take some picks of it setup for fishing tomorrow.
 

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Dave you have done a great job personalizing the P2 to your needs, congratulations on the finish

On the gunwales [mid ships] are the black areas either side hatch covers for side storage?
 

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Thanks Guys. Pretty happy with her now. Just waiting for sounder to arrive by donkey post from US.
Dodge said:
On the gunwales [mid ships] are the black areas either side hatch covers for side storage?
Yes. They take water easily but are a great place to put bait or used lures
 

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The idea of the anchor and the drogue working off the same system is a good one ,i have mine set up that way . It makes life easy and work really well.
 

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hi dave . never seen one before . she looks good how is she on the water see ya tommy
 

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Tommy, I'm still getting used to her. A bit of hull slap in the larger waves today. Otherwise I'm really enjoying her. A real step up for me.

I think I got the positioning of the front rod holders right - just get in the way when paddling flat out and just reachable. Wouldn't want to move them forward or backward.
 

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Geez Dave,

that looks the goods to me. Bloody nice boat :D
 

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Peril is there a hatch or a way into the front of your new and may i say damn sweet looking rides front end?

But man i do like the look of that yak
 

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Peril is there a hatch or a way into the front of your new and may i say damn sweet looking rides front end?

But man i do like the look of that yak
Rik, not at the moment. But for around $150, Grant will fit a large, roughly triangular hatch at the front, enabling stowage of camping gear etc. Wouldn't try to access it on the water. I think I'll be taking up this option before too long
 

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Rik, not at the moment. But for around $150, Grant will fit a large, roughly triangular hatch at the front, enabling stowage of camping gear etc. Wouldn't try to access it on the water. I think I'll be taking up this option before too long
That is why i wanted the hatch on the yak, plus you can use it like a cooler.
Thats what im using mine for now ive put the wall in.
 

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Very nice yak Dave and great setup for both estuary and offshore work. I also love the colour, very safe when venturing offshore. Go the yellow kayaks. :D
 

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Nice one Dave,

A mate here at work is looking at one of these, just sent him this link, I think it will help speed up his decision.
 

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looks sweet and she fast :D
(maybe not stable, but fast :lol: )

I thought you mentioned something about your sounder in your Ausbream report....or GPS distance..or something.. :?

So you still waiting ?

I'm also on the look out for your comprehensive Cobra Fisherman review ...

cheers

Steve
 

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FF/GPS fitted last week and performed nicely last weekend, and now I've figured out how to get it on to metric units.

Comprehensive report may be a while yet because I've yet to test it comprehensively! Need to try out a few things like accessing livewell while on water, stowing and retrieving rods while on water.

Steve, the craft certainly had much less primary stability than the tempo. But the secondary stability is good. It hasn't flipped but it has ejected me a few times, in increasingly unusual circumstances. I'm sure that stability isn't an issue, just getting used it.
 
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