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Smudger.aws
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Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:06 pm

Where to clip leashes?
I've got a reload, with a paddle, 2 rods, landing net and a fish club all having leashes I'm struggling to find places to attach them to on the yak. Any bright ideas? I was considering trying to find a stainless steel rail (like a miniature towel rail) to fix to the tackle pod to give a common attachement point.?.

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Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:24 pm

I have put welded stainless Stella rings under the seat saddles. Clips go on easy.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:32 am

I've attached small bow shackles to some of the pad eyes on my P400, easy to clip leashes onto these. Also clip things onto the seat clips.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:20 pm

I use a short piece of 2mm spectra cord crimped into a figure 8 (copper crimp, not aluminium). This is fitted to the seat saddle and can easily take multiple clips...
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:39 pm

Why not alloy? Too weak?
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:55 pm

MikeAqua wrote:Why not alloy? Too weak?
The cord tends to act as a wick and keep the crimps relatively wet inside promoting corrosion. As the alloy crimps corrode they produce a white oxide that occupies a lot of space, swelling the crimp and splitting it. To make matters worse white corrosion on a silver crimp is harder to see, so by the time you realize you have a problem it can be too late.

Copper crimps are marginally more expensive, but they're stronger for longer. In addition the green verdigris of copper corrosion is distinctly visible, so you know when you have a problem and can give them some care and attention.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:25 pm

Limitless wrote:I use a short piece of 2mm spectra cord crimped into a figure 8 (copper crimp, not aluminium). This is fitted to the seat saddle and can easily take multiple clips...
I use what he's having, works brilliant! :D

Smudger.aws
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:47 pm

Where do you source the clips Steven?

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Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:43 am

Smudger.aws wrote:Where do you source the clips Steven?
We have them on our website http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/shop/acce ... nless+2423" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:28 pm

My Paddle clips to the strap on the side of the seat... the two rods I have in the front scotty`s I have a s/s ring screwed under a nylon eye strap on the lid just in front of the sounder, and rods in the back I have clipped to a length of dyneema that secures my railblazer rod holders to fiction stays just behind the seat... just have to clip and unclip as required working around the kayak...

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Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:29 pm

I have a reload as well. I use one clip attached to the seat on a short lead and also one attached to the tacklepod handle. I also have different coloured leashes so i know whats what when they get tangled...which they do.....a lot....
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Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:31 pm

Drougan wrote: I also have different coloured leashes so i know whats what when they get tangled...which they do.....a lot....

.......and I hate to admit it but this is why my paddle and 2 rods get leashed, any extra gear which is usually one or 2 more rods are elected to be sacrificed to the gods should I turtle.
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