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Help setting up a kayak for spearfishing

Yoho

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Oct 8, 2017
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Hi all

I was given this kayak as a present for my birthday.

I would like to use this to spearfish out of, has anyone done this? Is it suitable for the ocean?

I am thinking of putting a dive flag on a pole a anchor and a sounder down the track

Can people help with set it up, there isn’t a lot of storage so I need a place to secure my gun and fins while I paddle out.

Also is there anything else I am missing?
 

Brochman

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Jul 16, 2016
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It depends on the length and width of the Kayak wether it be suitable for the Ocean also how far you intend to go out and how rough a sea you would take it out in. With wearing a wetsuit you will soon get cold in the cooler months of the year when getting back into the Kayak after a dive so a waterproof jacket helps stop that wind chill. Get used to the Kayak and how she moves in the water before spearfishing of her and practice re entering the Kayak from the water until you have got it perfect.

A Spare paddle is a must and a paddle leash is a good idea. A Buoyancy aid /jacket.
You can use a break away rig on your speargun which is attached to your kayak if you want to.
Is it a self draining Kayak?
 
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hydroid

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Looks like it will work fine for you, just remember to strap/hook/bungee everything down or you will regret it, haha Most folks learn that one the hard way.
 

Great white 02

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Jul 13, 2019
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What hydroid said
also what i have done for my speargun is used pvc pipe and insert the gun into that. it has a cap on one end and a 90 degree bend on the other this way i can slide the gun in. you may have to cut a bit off the top of the pipe so you can slide the speargun into it. i used 75mm pipe and it works pretty well. if you drill holes in the bottom of the pipe you can avoid it filling with water. to attach it to my kayak i have mounted it with normal down pipe wall mounts than put silicone around the area that i screw in to avoid the water getting in. can look a bit agricultural but works well so no complaining :)
 

scole

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Secure everything. Rig clips and straps so you have plenty of lash points. Get a paddle leash and use it. I would avoid attaching float line to kayak and use a float.