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08-04-2008, 07:12 PM
The first pic shows the rack in place in the background, with a piece of aluminum being cut to length in the foreground. The tube is marked on all 4 sides with a square. Holding the tube so you could see 2 sides, start cutting at the corner, so you are cutting 2 sides at the same time, go all the way to the ends. Then flip it over and do the same for the other 2 sides. The round tube is the PVC tube to hold my cane. It's there while the paint is drying.


Now you're going to do the same thing, but cut only two sides in the center, then cut those out, so you have 2 perpendicular sides removed from the center.


That gets placed on the end of the "T".


A piece of fiberglass makes the rack. I'll use a slightly larger piece, secure it to the frame, and drill some holes for bungy cords. Notice the PVC tube to hold my cane.


Or you could add another piece of aluminum tube in the center, by cutting 3 sides out of the center cross piece, instead of only 2.

08-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Is that a boat seat? It looks comfy.

08-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Yes. It's not nearly as good as the one I had on the Meridian, in that it needs support behind it. But when someone offers you a free seat, you don't turn it down. It's fairly comfortable, but the vinyl is a killer as far as sweat goes. The seat that will eventually go on it is much better.

Richie Rich
08-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Nice mod, Kid.....very ingenious...!!


08-04-2008, 11:30 PM
Thanks. But looking at it, there's an easier way of securing the aluminum cross piece when using a glass or plywood platform. I'll show it tomorrow.
Almost ready to put the pole and the 3'x3'x1' crabtrap on the back. It'll beat chasing fish the old way with a bike riding up and down the canal that runs through a park. The hard part will be taking it apart for repainting.

08-05-2008, 11:22 AM
Man, you shoulda been a builder... ;)


08-05-2008, 07:27 PM
This is the easier method for making the cross piece for the rack. The long center piece gets the top cut off a little less than the width of the cross piece, and the cross piece gets two slits on 2 perpendicular sides.


Then you just slide the piece on, and if you made the slits correctly, it will be a tight fit that must be tapped into position.


Whether it's tight or not, if you flip it over, you'll find you could install one or two sheetmetal screws to secure it.