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Kyak setup

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LongFin

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Does anyone have any ideas as to how one might stow their guns and other equipment on to their kyak before setting off. I usually just tie everything down but it does get messy. Does anyone lash their gun to the side of the boat?? I have a sit on top with several metal rope holders on the back and front. Any pics would be nice
 

SpearSlinger1

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Have you tried lashing a motorcycle size bungee cargo net to the deck somewhere? That seems to work pretty good on my Wave Rebel Malaga bodyboard that I use for a spearfishing float. Haven't tried it on a yak, though, but I would think it would work about the same once you figured out where you wanted it.:)
 

LongFin

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Hi spearslinger,
I was thinking about that since I have a boogie board set up like that. I guess I'll try that but I would like to have the gun more safely stowed away somehow just in case the kyak flips with a wave. We sometimes go out nice and calm only to find the seas rough on the way home.
 

SpearSlinger1

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I tied a loop of 3 mm polypropylene cord through the hole in the butts of my guns. Then if I feel the need for extra security to keep from loosing a gun I can snap-link the cord loop to the cargo net.
 

LongFin

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Sounds good, I guess I'll put several snaps onto the cargo mesh bag and clip the gear in place... Thanks
 

cdavis

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kyak storage

M-2 had a good set of pictures of his diving kayak set-up in a previous thread. Search under his name and it should be easy to find.
 

Wabostyle

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There is a good article about this topic in the current issue of HSD. Check it out Alex...
 

LongFin

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Thanks I'll check out the new Hawaii SD when it comes in. I've got alot of places where I can clip netting or what not so I just have to figure from other people's experience on what would work best.
 

mntkdvr

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I have had similar problems spearfishing from my new kayak. Since I free dive I usually wear my gear on the kayak. I've been using the straps on the front hatch to transport my speargun.
This winter I'm going to try and bolt a heavy duty velcro strap
and a loop of surgical tubing to the side of my kayak to hold my speargun.
 

LongFin

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I usually keep mask around neck and fins/weight belt on as well so most I have to lash or attach onto the kyak would be the spearguns and float.
I would like to keep extra gear(masks, water bottle etc.) somewhere so I thought a mesh bag with marine elastic cord secured to the rigging on the boat?? Any comments or thoughts on this way of setting up??
There is a square recessed region behind where I sit which can hold a small 6 pack cooler.
 
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