I have searched but have not found what I was looking for. Next year I plan on rebuilding my boat. It is an 18' Center Console Cobia. I boat in the ICW off the GA coast including the sounds and might care to venture out to some known spots about 12-15 miles out. Additionally, I boat in a Large Lake just north of Augusta GA. When I do the rebuild, I am going to make some layout changes as well install a small Hard Top T-Top and I want to mount Outriggers.
Has anyone out there ever made their ouwn set of outriggers and about how much did you spend. I was looking on the web and any kit will run about $250-500 and I do not want to spend that much. I can make the mounts, but what have you guys used for the outrigger poles?
Should I buy 12-15' very stiff fishing rods, or would SCH40 PVC work? If I used PVC, I could step down the diameter as the length increases... Do you think it would work...
Any other suggestions???