Portable Kayak Fishing Stabilizer

About: I am from regina sk I like plants and playing cello

this is my project that I want to share since these are very expensive to buy. My goal was to build a cheap and very portable pontoon system that will work with most kayaks with these style of fishing rod holders.

Step 1:

Step 2: Pontoon Mold

-make the mold using foam board.

cut the pieces and assemble as seen in the images*

*note size is not shown because these are more of a guide to help make them and the size varies from factors such as weight of person.

Step 3: Line Mold

-use a heavy garbage bag to line the mold to make the extraction easy.

Step 4: Pontoon Pole

to build the pole you will need a labout a 2-3ft piece of 3/4 inch pipe and a thick dowel.

-drill a hole the size of the dowel in the pvc and insert the dowel like the image shows.

Step 5: Foaming It Up

Each pontoon uses two cans of foam.

-place the pole in the center and use a foam board to hold the pole center while you fill the mold with foam aswell as while it cures.

Step 6: Booms

Now while the foam dries take two pipes with a coupler end on one of them.

-drill a hole through the joint for the pin.

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Step 7: Kayak Mount

To make the mount you will need two small pieces of 3/4 inch pvc and cut a hole into the large pipe lining up with the rod holders of the kayak.

-Insert the pvc tubes inside the pipe and line it up with there final placement and use a screw to secure the pvc to the large pipe.

-mark the bottom of the pvc and drill a hole for the pin that will hold the rig onto the kayak.

note-sorry about the lack of pictures for this step my phone messed up and corrupted the images from when I did these a few days ago.

Step 8: Attach the Pontoons

-once the pontoons have dried drill a hole for the pvc pipe of the pontoons

-insert the pontoons into the pipe and drill a hole throught the tubes using a drill bit that is suited the the size of bolt you choose to use.

- in the pvc pipe use the drill bit to add a few holes in other hieghts so you can adjust the placement of the pontoon in the water.

-insert the the bolt into the hole and secure it with a nut to secure the pontoon.

Step 9: Have Fun

-As you can see it works good even my usually skeptical dad even gave it a try.

-The unit very easy to set up and can easily be taken down and stored.

Step 10: Thanks for Checking My Project Out

If you like my project please let me know and help me out in the water contest .

-also sorry about my lack of exact sizes since this was meant to be a how to / basic guide and inspiration for anyone who has been wanting to make something like this for your kayak.

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    cfiorantealan.swaffer

    Reply 2 months ago

    None yet lol I was just using it to show that it works. I was going to go to the lake but the weather got nasty for the last few days so I had to settle for the pool and my dad said to give him a fishing rod for fun

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    Lorddrake

    2 months ago

    out of curiosity, would it have been cheaper to use the sheet insulation foam instead of the fast expanding foam?

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    cfioranteLorddrake

    Reply 2 months ago

    it would propably be cheaper but i found its harder to make a sturdy pontoon with it since the foam expands around the poles and are molded into one unit requiring no screws or brackets or anything that could give away when the pontoons are under stress