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Thread: Putting together a cheap rig for the creeks.

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    Putting together a cheap rig for the creeks.

    I have been looking for something cheap to throw on the kayak or in the boat while I am fishing up the creeks to poke around it. I can't get my head underwater because my ears are crap so I didn't need something super fancy or nice and will probably be digging every signal anyway. I had a Fisher F2 sitting here that we don't use so I tore in to it last night and started mounting it in a watertight case. I already got the wires for the coil connector soldered back together and coated and taped up. Tomorrow I am going to drill my hole in the case for the coil wire to go through. I am going to go and try and find a rubber plug or grommet the right size to use and then seal around it, I am thinking windshield sealant is probably what I am going with. I am going to take some 1" tall pvc and use a hold saw to put a 1" half moon shape in it and then jb weld or epoxy it to the bottom of the box and run a stainless bolt through it to hold it to the shaft. My 9v batter plugs will be here on Friday and I hope to have it all wrapped up then. I am hoping to be able to hear the speaker so that I don't have to wire up headphones and put another hole in the box.

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    ARRG

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    Looks good! Let us know how it works out.

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    I got the coil cord through it today and sealed up and just bought some aluminum angle to make the mount to the rod. As long as my 9v connectors show up tomorrow I should have it finished so it can sit in the closet until the winter is over.

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    Well it's all done and watertight so far. I have it set up pretty short right now, i need to get another middle bar for it to make it normal length. I stole the one off the F2 to straight rod my MXT. Now I just need winter to be over.Click image for larger version. 

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    beendetected and RustyGold like this.

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    Jim

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    Nice job, hope it works for you I can't get in the water to look anymore because the body it old and wasted but I know that the gold is not the only thing in creeks. Alot of coins, jewlery, fishing tackle, boat parts and cell phones....and of course the weird thing that shouldn't be there....

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    Wow! Great job. Put any of those moisture-sucking envelopes in the case?
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    us
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    Good work on the waterproofing case.


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Well.... something happened with the plastic case and the glue I used around the hole where I put the cable and it now isnít making a good seal when I close the box. It put a wave in the box where the rubber ring sets to seal it so I just bought an AT Pro.

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    Troublemaker

    Jun 2017
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    I've been thinking of the same thing as well, good luck with it.
    Dum spiro spero

 

 

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