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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by jim shula on July 11, 2017, 05:40:15 PM »
I flipped my widebody right in place using chain falls, nylon straps and come-a-longs.  My son made a video of it:

https://www.facebook.com/sw.wkshop/videos/1267806916632353/
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Rod holders
« Last post by tananaBrian on July 11, 2017, 11:23:23 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement guys.  Shallow, I'm glad to hear it worked well for your kayak.  Cannon, you are right on target with the pin idea.  That's exactly what I was thinking.  A long SS bolt with plenty of shoulder and cut off the extra thread or a piece of stainless bar that I thread on both ends and put some nylock nuts on. I'm looking at 4 rod holders on each side of the cockpit so I'm going to be saving somewhere north of 350.00 on the cheap end (attwood) or 1000.00+ for something like a HD Lee or Rupp.  I agree I think they will look better as well.   I can get vinyl liners for about 8.00 ea if I keep them standard ID.

Geez... the money savings alone says it's worth it to make your own...

Brian

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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Rod holders
« Last post by BobC on July 11, 2017, 11:11:55 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement guys.  Shallow, I'm glad to hear it worked well for your kayak.  Cannon, you are right on target with the pin idea.  That's exactly what I was thinking.  A long SS bolt with plenty of shoulder and cut off the extra thread or a piece of stainless bar that I thread on both ends and put some nylock nuts on. I'm looking at 4 rod holders on each side of the cockpit so I'm going to be saving somewhere north of 350.00 on the cheap end (attwood) or 1000.00+ for something like a HD Lee or Rupp.  I agree I think they will look better as well.   I can get vinyl liners for about 8.00 ea if I keep them standard ID. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Rod holders
« Last post by Cannon on July 11, 2017, 10:36:58 AM »
Bob,
Personally, I think that is a great idea, and very doable. Depending on how you finish the inside of your boat you can also incorporate drains. The only drawback I can see is the pin at the bottom which keeps the rod from spinning. A #8 or so SS screw and a nylock nut would solve that.
End results would be very clean!

Photo is of a trolling rod butt
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Rod holders
« Last post by Shallow Minded on July 11, 2017, 09:01:00 AM »
I did something similar in a kayak I built once.  The only drawback I know if it's the time involved, but I like the idea better than holes with stainless holders stuck through them.  I bet it could look pretty slick if done right. 

I put a lot of layers of paper around the PVC then wrapped with masking tape.  Worked ok, but a little masking tape stuck to the tubes here and there.  I read somewhere that it's easier to just do one or two layers then remove the mold (you can even slice it if it won't come off) and keep adding layers after that.

I wish I thought of this before my widebody build, I went cheap stainless and it shows.

Cheap stainless at your own risk:

http://www.marinepartdepot.com

I think if you sign up for their mailing list they'll spam you with free shipping/15% off coupon codes


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Rod holders
« Last post by BobC on July 11, 2017, 08:39:42 AM »
Has anybody built integrated fiberglass rod holders instead of using the standard stainless or aluminum rod holders?

I'm considering wraping some 1.5" PVC pipe with wax paper and then spiral wrapping some epoxy saturated 10 oz tape in alternating directions to produce fiberglass tubing.  I can then glass these into the shelves as I lay them up to make permanent rod holders without the headache of stainless screws, bolts, backer plates etc. and being stuck with 0, 15, and 30 degree fixed angles.  I can place them at whatever angles I prefer. 

Stainless rod holders start at about $45.00 ea. for the cheap ones and go up from there.  That's a lot of money I can save as well as weight and maintenance headaches if I build my own.  Rod holders always seem to be a point of water intrusion.

Anyone see any flaws in this plan?
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by BobC on July 11, 2017, 07:15:59 AM »
You flat landers are lucky in some respects.  If I had enough flat space to do something of that sort I might. ;D 

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we just clamped on some two bys and used vehicles

forgot to secure rope so she went over hard    no worries at all




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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: New build in VA finally starting...
« Last post by BobC on July 11, 2017, 04:51:26 AM »
Yep,  Have the sides 90% of where I want them to be.

Looking forward to laying out the inside.
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