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    Default Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    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???

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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    pvc will not hold up. UV rays will kill it.
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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    I did not think about that, but you are right...

    Thinking about aluminum poles, making them 2 piece with a coupler so that they can be taken apart for storage off of the boat.

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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    Not sure if these are homemade but if not they don't look too difficult to fabricate http://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-boats/18-starcraft-supersport-bowrider-restoration-212191.html
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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    Quote Originally Posted by ezmobee View Post
    Not sure if these are homemade but if not they don't look too difficult to fabricate http://forums.iboats.com/starcraft-boats/18-starcraft-supersport-bowrider-restoration-212191.html
    This thread for not show Outriggers, those are Rod Holders. Two completely different things...

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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    I was afraid of that. I don't do that kind of fishing so I don't really know what I'm talking about. Dulp!
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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    I am not complaining, every post gets this back to the top of the list so that maybe someone sees it...

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    Default Re: Homemade Outriggers??? Anyone done it???

    If you're serious about using outriggers bite the bullet and do it right.

    I have a set of 15' Lee's on my boat. Even with the aluminum poles I some had issues when it got rough. The poles whipped around and kept popping baits out of the clips. I bought a set of the telescoping fiberglass replacement poles and on anything but the calmest days they where unmanageable. I ended up buying another a set of aluminum poles.

    Canít possibly see how making out of PVC would work
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