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Re: New Member

Postby anth0ny » 29 Aug 2018, 20:49

I have picked up my new Yak and pretty happy about it! But, I don’t know where to start.

I have the things to install a anchor trolley, but do I need marine goop for the rivets?
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Re: New Member

Postby maverick » 29 Aug 2018, 21:46

If you can access inside the hull, I would suggest stainless nuts (nyloc) and bolts rather than pop rivets.

Make sure you use big stainless washers either side of the hull and either goop/silicon.
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Re: New Member

Postby peatop » 29 Aug 2018, 22:41

maverick wrote:If you can access inside the hull, I would suggest stainless nuts (nyloc) and bolts rather than pop rivets.

Make sure you use big stainless washers either side of the hull and either goop/silicon.

Hull access is difficult, hence why i cut the centre tub out in my maverick ;) i didn't bother bolting i just used screws and plumbers silicone for most of my through hull attachments, the only hull access is in the far rear so bolting is for the most impossible, i wouldn't use rivets unless you can put a washer on behind before popping it, rivets will pull through plastic to easy, i just used 316 ss screws i got from bunnings (maybe), dont buy marine grade from your local boating joint pfft its just 316 even 304 will do the job, always check your hardware before paying a premium price for an everyday product ;) a "D" hook from a marine stockist will cost you $3 each pfft i pay 32c.
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Re: New Member

Postby anth0ny » 31 Aug 2018, 15:04

So far, I’ve installed my anchor trolley, fish finder and transducer (using pvc pipe and the scupper plug like peatop explained) and moved the far starports closer to the seat. My anchor and sea anchor arrived today which I’m happy about. Only ordered them the other day.
Next I will sort my storage out.

I will post some photos soon

Thanks again for all your help and advice.
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Re: New Member

Postby peatop » 01 Sep 2018, 10:13

I found storage to be a pain, but then i tend to carry more than needed :evilgrin: the rear hatch imo is to dangerous to use while on the water after reading about some incidents reported, i was putting my bait/catch bag (Aldi coolbag) in the front hatch but found it better sitting it between the seat and rear box stored in the rear cargo area.

Originally i cut the tub out of the centre hatch to line a section of the hull with foam for a cool area for catch storage but found it made a great tackle storage lol
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