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Offline wmitch58

Jet Ski Fishing
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:25:31 PM »
Hi,
I thought I'd put this info together for anyone interested in rigging their Ski for fishing.

After much researching and my project to rig my Seedoo GTX for fishing I could not be happier with the result. Frustrated with some exorbitant quotes and after market costs and after much discussion and consumption of liquid refreshments, my architect son and I came up with the following fishing rig that has functioned beyond expectations. The rig has proved itself to be extremely strong and sturdy after some heavy duty fishing, rough bar crossings and offshore conditions. The complete rig is very quick and easy to install and remove and does not require hull modification, and it does not move or damage the deck like some rigs!
We used 20mm PVC pressure pipe to build a solid rack on the rear to carry a 50Ltr esky or 60Ltr dive bin with rod, tool and landing net holders .The rack can removed in an instant by releasing cantilever tie downs, does not damage the deck or require any hull structure modification. Changing the base can allow fitting to most skis, this one fits very neatly on the back of the Seadoo GTX models 2004-2010.
On the front for rigid stability we opted to use Stainless Steel for the front rod holder and fishfinder mount. The front rack is handy for holding rods (great for quickly flicking lures without turning around) and acts as a extra strong anchor and ski handling point. A fishfinder can be mounted (not shown in pics) ontop of the bar and does not intrude the view of the ski instruments. The power and transducer leads are sealed and feed thought the inside of the stainless bar into the hull, very neat.
Best thing I have done for the ski, great for fishing or you have another 60 litre of storage on the back for picnics, camping or fuel for long range cruising.
I thought I’d post this for anyone wanting to make their own custom fishing rig. Total cost of the complete rig came in around $500 (including the rod holders and Icekool esky), partly thanks to a kind neighbour with stainless steel tube bending and welding skills.

I can provide a complete DIY set of instructions for anyone wanting to try this for their ski. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like any further advice or if you'd like to tag along on one of my fishing trips. I usually run out of Victoria Point, Redland Bay and Cleveland to access Southern Morton Bay.

Cheers


Offline dallow1

Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 05:56:59 AM »
looks like it works well!!
i found this on nz jetski fishing you may like it!!





Offline Nigel

Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 06:07:25 AM »
That's awesome wmitch. We will have to keep an eye out for you out on the water. It would be great to catch this fantastic set up in action.  shk
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Offline Mandy

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Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 09:40:53 AM »
Yes, let us know if your heading out and feel like some company. Looks like fun  jsgif

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Offline Nigel

Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 09:00:06 PM »
 wc Hey Jet Ski Fishers show us your rigged out ski photos here...
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Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 09:31:14 PM »
Simple, Clean, Quick and cheap. $350







Oh and very strong i must add... Its been wave jumping too wsle

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Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 09:46:26 PM »
Looks like we need to organise a fishing ride Green hornet!


I've just about got a deal organised for all the members to get a great PLB too


Hopefully we can post the details soon :)



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Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2015, 09:59:09 PM »
 gp cool @Green Hornet  clp 
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Re: Jet Ski Fishing
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2016, 06:08:47 PM »
Happy to join you for a fishing trip Green Hornet. Let me know if you want some company.
Normally fish off Cape Moreton chasing pelagics.
Leave from Bribie but happy to go anywhere the fish are.


 


 

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