Securing Chill Pod

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Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:08 pm

After turtling during the Naki Classic and the chill pod dangling underwater by the rear strap, wanted to secure it.

There were at least two others I heard of at the classic that this happened to as well.

Not the cheapest option but should be effective.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:31 pm

Nice looks like the same straps used for the ocean kayak ice boxes
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:44 am

eynon wrote:Nice looks like the same straps used for the ocean kayak ice boxes
Yeah that's them.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:08 am

Looks good....a bit sturdier than what I did a little while back...
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:54 am

Look solid enough, nice work :y:

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Sun May 01, 2016 6:09 pm

Have you just fixed these with self tapping screws. Thinking of doing this to my 400. Or have you nut and bolted. Thanks

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Sun May 01, 2016 6:34 pm

Where can you buy those from?
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Sun May 01, 2016 6:59 pm

Sradich wrote:Where can you buy those from?
http://bla.co.nz/newzealand/shop-online ... latch.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Or here http://www.comac.co.nz/modules/SP_websh ... hp?cat=111" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Sun May 01, 2016 9:20 pm

ORMIE wrote:Have you just fixed these with self tapping screws. Thinking of doing this to my 400. Or have you nut and bolted. Thanks
Bolted with 5mm 316. Pulled out rod holders. Bit fiddly. Mine were from Comac through an engineering shop.

7Days has his self tapped into chill pod and seems to hold fine.
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Tue May 03, 2016 1:10 pm

A little mod I made to mine - fitted a side release buckle (the kind you get on life-jackets etc) to the rear strap. Just a little thing that makes it simpler/faster to rig up/down.
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Tue May 03, 2016 6:01 pm

Looks like the Factory could include a couple more inserts on future Reloads, ( I don't know how difficult this would be?)
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Wed May 04, 2016 11:07 am

AntN wrote:Looks like the Factory could include a couple more inserts on future Reloads, ( I don't know how difficult this would be?)
Make installing the latches real easy with inserts. Would add another $40-$50 to the Chillpod set up though.

Damn side safer having the pod secure, especially if you roll out deeper with a bit of weight in it.
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Wed May 04, 2016 2:41 pm

This arrangement has served me well over a few years of some serious turtling. Rear inserts utilised and the lid has an extra lashing too!
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Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:17 am

Saw these on Amazon not sure of grade of stainless though

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-42410-Hoo ... B000COCRXM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Wairarapa kayaker wrote:Saw these on Amazon not sure of grade of stainless though

https://www.amazon.com/Dorman-42410-Hoo ... B000COCRXM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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I'd be concerned about the receptacle it attaches to, which has two prominent metal prongs. Could do some harm if it collected you during a turtle and looks like the sort of fitting that would entrap line nicely.
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itsallablur wrote:After turtling during the Naki Classic and the chill pod dangling underwater by the rear strap, wanted to secure it.

There were at least two others I heard of at the classic that this happened to as well.

Not the cheapest option but should be effective.
Looks very nice job :)

I wonder if viking have a standard fix on offer for this, just got my chill pod sorted and only really needing to get lifejackets and I am ready to test mine out..... been painful waiting but life can be busy too.

Did find some time to give my chill pod a spray to match the blue/black of the kayak itself.
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:59 am

Well done on the custom paint. Looks good. Be great to see a pic on the kayak.

I always thought about securing the pod but never did until it caught me out and got my A into G.

Can think of three Naki boys that have secured their pods this way.
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:31 pm

itsallablur wrote:Well done on the custom paint. Looks good. Be great to see a pic on the kayak.

I always thought about securing the pod but never did until it caught me out and got my A into G.

Can think of three Naki boys that have secured their pods this way.
Thank you, will upload a pic when I have finished rigging the secondary retention for the pod, half way there and just needing to buy another 2 stainless srews the right thread, figured a way to do it without drilling additional holes by using the prethreaded ones there. Will get the photo of it all together Friday and upload. Certainly like the look of the way you did it - engineer level stuff right there :y:

Used Durapox which is an epoxy paint by Resene - same stuff they used on the Americas cup boat so should stand the test of time.

Did a bit of work down the Naki way but not in the last year or so.

I spoke to Viking about it and they have a standard strap set that can go accross the top of the chill pod and they said they were more for use on the GT not the reload which is a better fit for the pods. $20 for the strap but not sure I want a strap that needs to be screwed on when I can just have a quick release shock cord that will be easy to use and unobtrusive..... Thought about the ones you used and similar and if they were sourced locally I would have probably grabbed some but fingers crossed the way I have it going is OK too.

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Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:39 pm

itsallablur wrote:Well done on the custom paint. Looks good. Be great to see a pic on the kayak.

I always thought about securing the pod but never did until it caught me out and got my A into G.

Can think of three Naki boys that have secured their pods this way.
Secured the chill pod today - went to Viking in Matamata and got a few bits and peices (Thanks Cat). I had a look at the strap they had for holding it down but if it went where the pre-drilled/threaded holes are the strap goes straight over the nubbin for the chill pod lid so not a good option.

Will give this set up a go and see if it works ok, gave it a bit of a pull backwards and with the rear strap on the chill pod came with it doesnt move far enough backwards to clear the cords the way I have run them through the saddles for the seat. easy to put on front and back and doesnt look bad as long as it works.

Photos of both with chill pod in place :)
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