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Attaching your ParkNPole to your kayak

Discussion in 'ParkNPole' started by YakAttack, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. YakAttack

    YakAttack Guest

    Should be in retailers and on the website late next week. $5.00 for 2 clips and hardware. $7.50 with Velcro securing straps.
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  2. Shaun

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    Great idea. I've been trying to find a place to store mine when not in use.
     
  3. Hanover_Yakker

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    Great idea again Luther, although for the Hobie Revolution, I can use the paddle keepers on the starboard side. Those in an Outback or Pro Angler would definitely find it useful!
     
  4. fshn_brb

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    I do believe that I will be ordering this! Thanks.
     
  5. sethmac

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    Anyone that has used these have any feedback? Good/bad?
     
  6. GlockGuy

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    On my previous WS Ride 135, I had installed a paddle holder to hold my stake-out pole. I now use the YakAttack ParkNPole as my stake-out pole on my 2012 WS Ride 135. It is considerable thinner than my previous stake-out pole and will not fit in a standard paddle holder. YakAttack has addressed this issue by offering clips that fit the ParkNPole PERFECTLY!

    I started by deciding on a good location. I rigged the boat the way it is typically set up when I go fishing, to check for any clearance issues. The only limiting issue, for lack of a better term, is that these clips hold the ParkNPole pretty firmly. It takes a bit of leverage to get your pole in and out, so consider that when you choose YOUR location.

    A bit of painters tape helps to hold things in place while you check it out from a few different angles.

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    Next, I used the clip as a guide to drill the mounting hole. The screws are the same thread cutting screws used with GearTrac, except that they are a bit longer. Consequently, I was able to use the undersized drill bit that came with my GearTracs. It is essential that you drill the holes undersized so that the threads of the screw will cut new threads in the hull, thus ensuring that everything will stay watertight.

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    Make sure that you install the screws by hand. Using a power tool will likely cause you to strip the screws out, defeating the purpose of using thread cutting screws.

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    Install the 2nd clip in the same fashion as the first.

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    The finished install -

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  7. USAntigoon

    USAntigoon New Member

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    Sorry GlockGuy (like your forum name), this is a somewhat belated response... I am just new to this forum..
    Like to ask you whether the ParkNPole gave you some paddling interference with the mount set up go got.. I like the idea and have a ParkNPole on order..
    Thanks for sharing..
     
  8. Juan Veruete

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    I like the painters tape idea to check positioning of the pole. great idea!
     
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  9. Roger Mulrooney

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    Heck with the park n pole I want your garage!:D Not only is that a clean well thought out design the kayak is pretty awesome as well! Sorry GlockGuy I couldn't resist!

    Roger
     
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  10. GlockGuy

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    I just wish that the garage STILL looked like that! :-( My lovely bride has decided that refinishing furniture is now her hobby, so there are lots of junkyard finds taking up all of that beautiful floor space.
     
  11. GlockGuy

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    No issues at all. Rigging the boat and temporarily fastening items with tape really helps me determine if I'll have clearance problems BEFORE I permanently mount anything.
     
  12. Herschel Finch

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    Mine moves around a lot, so I just slip my 6 footer under the bungees on the foward hatch of my CoosaHD. Keeps it handy when I need it quick. When I'm transporting or storing between trips I just use the rod keeper bungees on the sides.
     

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