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Offline The Kayaker

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Measuring pipe
« on: March 30, 2012, 07:41:20 PM »
Here are a couple of pictures of the pipe I had mentioned earlier.
I took a 4'' PVC pipe because they have better UV resistance than the black ABS do (and I am thinking it might not be as hot to handle if it stays out in the sun all day).


I cut the pipe to a four foot length since the tape inside is three feet.



I needed to trim the tape to get the zero mark up to the end exactly.




All I need to do now is figure a way to keep it tied with kayak. I am guessing a lanyard of some sort tied with a bungee...

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Offline John Whyte

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 09:00:02 PM »
That's perfect! What did you do with the other half ;D

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 09:20:51 PM »
Lol. I gave it to my neighbor - handle Kenzy.

I do have the other four foot piece that is now taking up space. All you would need to do is add on the cap and rip it...

Let me know John.

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 08:42:27 AM »
I'll take it. Thanks
I'll make two and give one to the other guys or keep it for our first kayak tournament. :D

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 10:44:59 AM »
Lord suffering guys!! A four foot pipe's too short ;D ;). Muskies have to be 54" to be even legal :D.

Seriously, great job and a wonderful method to reduce stress on fish you intend to release. I'm not the least bit surprised to see that it was Kayaker that created this device. I marvelled at your layout of fishing equipment on your ten footer!
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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
Thanks Jim...

I won't take credit for this device however. I had seen this a couple of years back on a show and as a matter of fact, that pipe has been leaning on my wall for almost 2 years now!
John can take the credit for inspiring me get off my butt and make it!

I have an extremely basic measuring system for culling slot walleye on Gbay that I think I might still keep using even though this pipe is going to be really handy. I marked some green painters tape on my paddle - works great and surprisingly enough, hasn't come off either.


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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 01:02:13 PM »
Hah! I forgot to mention, I was real close to cutting them to 54''. But I figured, I probably wouldn't keep them anyways so no point in adding the extra weight...

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 07:28:25 PM »
That looks great!! Well done.

I have also seen someone use a plastic eaves trough with a measuring tape inside.

The only fish I wanna measure are usually pike and over 40", gonna have to think of something. Would fit inside the well of my Jackson Cuda no problem though and easy access.

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 05:01:03 PM »
The Top50 Pike tournament have scales riveted into eavestrough aswell. Saves the long cut.

These are commonly referred to as "Bump Boards"

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 06:26:11 PM »
Yeah, I had never even thought of the eaves...great idea!

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Re: Measuring pipe
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 08:01:50 PM »
Or a kayak with a no hassle livewell???
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