Rod Leashes

Here's where you get your hands dirty, so to speak. So if you like to build or customize things for the yak, this is your forum
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:48 pm

I have been making my own rod leashes. I used 4mm bungi, electrical crimps, 3mm cord and heat shrink.
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:49 pm

nice one :rock: i been making my own too lovin the Kayak DIY!!!
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:50 pm

Nicely done !! :y:
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:14 pm

What do you do to make sure the clip doesnt rust?
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:26 pm

sk8e8 wrote:What do you do to make sure the clip doesnt rust?
I havent done anything to the clips but I can give them a spray with a silicone based water repellant before going out.
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:28 pm

look real good
can you do a pic prior to putting the shrink wrap on
and where do you get the goodies

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Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:29 pm

oooops
heat shrink :tmi:
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:08 pm

looking good dj-400 :y:

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Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:44 pm

Far_Canal wrote:look real good
can you do a pic prior to putting the shrink wrap on
and where do you get the goodies

Cheers :beer:
The bungi is 4mm and cord is 3mm. The crimps are 10.4mm copper electrical and 6.4mm heat shrink has the glue inside. Hope that helps.
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The length of the 4mm bungi was 1000mm and when added together the total length is 1400mm which might be a bit long but it was the last of the bungi cord I had. When stretched it was 2400mm long.
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Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:49 pm

Awesome how to DJ-400 thanks for sharing :rock:
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Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:51 pm

Looks good mate...I think I might "re modify mine".....1m is about the length of mine as well.....dont think the amount of stretch will be an issue at all.....
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Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:09 pm

Thanks for that DJ-400 :y: :beer: :beer:
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Top effort and great pics :y: :y:
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:41 am

Very nice pics ... It looks far better than my knots

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:07 pm

Brilliant DJ, just what I needed :y: I have never used rod leashes on my yak and I think it's only through pure luck that I haven't lost one over the side....yet :worried:
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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:20 pm

Nice neat job, cheers for the photos. :y:

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Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:59 pm

Those are some very tidy looking leashes. Mine are knotted so a bit lumpy in places.
yakman wrote:Brilliant DJ, just what I needed :y: I have never used rod leashes on my yak and I think it's only through pure luck that I haven't lost one over the side....yet :worried:
I use them and still manage to drop them in the short time I disconnect to sort out tangles :headbang:
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Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:52 pm

thanks alot for this post, really helped me make a bunch of these for myself!
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Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:14 am

Great looking leashes DJ.
Just a hint. I have stopped purchasing expensive stainless steel or brass clips. Just take the loop the clip was going to be attached to and slip it over the front seat clip or even better use the same knot as DJ has on his clip but put it straight onto the seat clip. Then when I remove my seat all four rod/paddle leashes come with it.

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