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bellcon 03-02-2012 05:50 PM

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I placed the ring about 5/8" over to avoid under measuring
How do you make a 21-3/8" halibut legal?
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Borrow Georges paddle to measure it of course.


Nice try George
it's the thought that counts:D

roby 03-02-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jorluivil (Post 109035)
After trying several ways to come up with the easiest way to measure my fish while on the water I finally decided to go out and buy a sticker. Not wanting to under measure a fish I decided to take one extra simple step.

Step 1

Stick sticker on paddle, place the sticker on the side that DOES NOT have the paddle release button

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1330736435



Step 2

Place a ring of Goop around the entire paddle right around the 1/2" mark. Slide the paddle drip ring over, as you're sliding it over keep turning the drip ring so that it will evenly distribute the Goop.

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1330736492


Final product

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1330736492



I placed the ring about 5/8" over to avoid under measuring

http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1330738025

Nice catch fellas....this is good stuff.

I wanted to save this post for future reference......

kobra 03-02-2012 06:40 PM

Uh oh. Busted! :stupid::wink:

Tman 03-02-2012 06:54 PM

Ouch...that's gonna leave a mark.

Penalty!

Let's see...28 X 5/8 X 22 X Y = 1,540
(Y = # of halis caught using measuring device)

Deduct 1,540 posts from post count...:doh:...:D

jorluivil 03-02-2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Tman (Post 109052)
Ouch...that's gonna leave a mark.

Penalty!

Let's see...28 X 5/8 X 22 X Y = 1,540
(Y = # of halis caught using measuring device)

Deduct 1,540 posts from post count...:doh:...:D

Holy crap........what a dumb ass!! Back to the drawing board.

EPIC FAIL!!

Funny thing it that when I placed the measuring tape over it I noticed it but didn't think twice about it........its been a looooooong week. I'm off to bed for an hour than off to work!!! As usual.....glad I could entertain you guys.

William Novotny 03-02-2012 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GregAndrew (Post 109041)
George, my inner carpenter is on tilt. You should have set the drip ring 5/8" off the end of the tape to accomplish what you intended. The way you have it set, all of your fish measurements will seem longer than they are by 5/8". I use the same type of stick on measuring tape and have considered fixing my drip ring off of the low end for fish longer than the tape. I centered mine on my paddle and just cut out the release button and cut it along the separation between the two ends. Another couple of things to remember when you affix the sticker is to have your paddle positioned as it will sit on your yak as you use it. My paddle has a right and left side and on it's own rolls to a certain side up based on my blade offset. I have wasted a couple stickers that roll to the underside of my paddle when I try to use them.

Thaaaaaaaaats why all your fish are so big

ful-rac 03-02-2012 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Tman (Post 109052)
Ouch...that's gonna leave a mark.

Penalty!

Let's see...28 X 5/8 X 22 X Y = 1,540
(Y = # of halis caught using measuring device)

Deduct 1,540 posts from post count...:doh:...:D


Ahahahahahhahhahhahah!!!!:luxhello:

Good one jorge!!!!

StinkyMatt 03-02-2012 08:00 PM

So using your "FUZZY" logic your 40 incher really measured out at 36.5 inches. I win!!!!!!!!



Now show us all how you calibrate your scale?:D:D:D

kobra 03-03-2012 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by StinkyMatt (Post 109063)
So using your "FUZZY" logic your 40 incher really measured out at 36.5 inches. I win!!!!!!!!



Now show us all how you calibrate your scale?:D:D:D



That's easy Matt, just get a ten pound basket and put your fish in it. :D

echo1er 03-03-2012 02:24 PM

Well I tried
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaUDEY6zRUU

bus kid 03-03-2012 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kobra (Post 109090)
That's easy Matt, just get a ten pound basket and put your fish in it. :D

baawwaaahhhhaaaa, so that's how all you guys have been posting in the 50+ thread.

jorluivil 03-03-2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by echo1er (Post 109092)


Why not use one long sticker and cut it where the paddle separates? Bring me your paddle......I'll hook you up with a sticker that is sure to get you so many legals you won't know what to do with all the fish.

Regor 03-04-2012 06:00 PM

Transducer wet mount
 
Taking the example from Walrus, I wanted to take it one step furthur for the ease of filling it with water and to make it a little more secure.

The terminal box is from just about any DIY hardware store. I purchased all my materials from Marshals on 8423 Production Ave (at Miramar Rd). They have every bit of hardware you will need, from Termial box to stainless hardware and stainless/rubber washers.


Purchase your terminal box so it is just big enough to hold your ducer. Accuracy in drilling the holes is crucial to maintaining a parallel ducer install, both left and right, and up and down so the ducer sits parallel to the bottom of your yak.

I wanted an easy way to fill the ducer holder with water, so I drilled a hole in the sail mast. This enabled a refill at any time (although I have noticed "0" water loss). The terminal box sits right against the sail mast, so the mast also serves as something stable to secure the terminal box against.

The initial results are great. I can following a jig all the way up/down past 100', and watch it as it sits there 10' above the bottom : )


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The ducer sitting in the terminal box
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwegall...G_0864_640.jpg
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The sail mast removal
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwegall...G_0868_640.jpg
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The install
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwegall...G_0880_640.jpg
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The final product
http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwegall...G_0883_640.jpg
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bellcon 03-04-2012 07:30 PM

Very clean
:cheers1:

not sure it matters, but isn't your transducer in backwards now ?

Regor 03-05-2012 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by bellcon (Post 109171)
Very clean
:cheers1:

not sure it matters, but isn't your transducer in backwards now ?

I just go in reverse all day :D

*** Results may differ based on your Transducer ***
*** I have a Lowrance ***

Based on the techies over at Lowrance, the transducer I have is strictly 2D. It does not matter if I put it in as you would mount a Transom mount (facing to the back), or 180 degrees (backwards). As long as it is parallel to the bottom and sides, and you are shooting straight down, you will get a good picture and arches.

bellcon 03-05-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Regor (Post 109190)
I just go in reverse all day :D

*** Results may differ based on your Transducer ***
*** I have a Lowrance ***

Based on the techies over at Lowrance, the transducer I have is strictly 2D. It does not matter if I put it in as you would mount a Transom mount (facing to the back), or 180 degrees (backwards). As long as it is parallel to the bottom and sides, and you are shooting straight down, you will get a good picture and arches.


Thats what I thought, maybe the "front" is the front just because of the shape, to cut through the water when mounted on the transom?
I guess with side imagining it may make a difference? right is left?

On my trident I put it in as directed by Humminbird (front facing front)
even though the knuckle heads at Ocean Kayak made the indention for the through supper backwards...

http://www.momentoffame.com/photopos...m/IM000121.JPG

Regor 03-05-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bellcon (Post 109202)
Thats what I thought, maybe the "front" is the front just because of the shape, to cut through the water when mounted on the transom?

Yes, at least in the case of my Lowrance transom mount.

Caffeind 03-06-2012 11:41 AM

Regor, which Hobie are you on?
...and did you have to shape that terminal box at all to seal or does your yak have a nice flat spot it fits?

Regor 03-06-2012 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Caffeind (Post 109318)
Regor, which Hobie are you on?
...and did you have to shape that terminal box at all to seal or does your yak have a nice flat spot it fits?

It's a Revo.

One of the reasons I installed the ducer as far back as possible (under the sail mast) is that it is somewhat flat there. I still had to do a little sanding on the sides of the terminal box, but none on the front or back of the box. The farther you move towards the front of the Revo, the hull gets steeper and steeper and requires more and more sanding to fit.

IF I had a smaller ducer (other than the Lowrance), a smaller terminal box would probably have fit even further back under the sail mast, but the Lowrance is too big.

BTW - I also did two sessions of goop. The second one was one day later, and it was just to make sure to fill in any possible air pockets that may have formed from the 1st goop session. The reason I did this - when I pulled my old Eagle ducer out of the direct goop to hull, I was shocked at the LARGE air pocket that had been riding under my ducer for the last year !

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kobra 03-06-2012 02:50 PM

One way to avoid air bubbles is to put your tube of goop into a container of hot water for a few minutes. This thins the goop out allowing trapped air to escape. This method works best when using a foam retainer to hold the tranny.


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