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Thread: Floating Long Line Reel

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    Floating Long Line Reel

    With wanting to set a long line from the kayak I'd been on the lookout for a suitable reel. Everyone seems to want to sell the electric fence reels which are fairly strong and certainly cheap and effective enough. I was thinking that I'm likely at arse out a few times and there was every likelihood that the reel would go overboard at some stage and I'm not that keen on a couple of hundred bucks worth of gear sinking so I figured I'd make my own reel.

    So it has been out with some old school tools for a couple of hours over a couple of well spread out days. Using a hand plane I knocked 22.5o off each short side of some very old dry third hand ex 100x50 (93x46) framing timber.

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    This afternoon it was time to finish the planing. The top was divided into 3 and the outside 1/3rds planed down to 15o. Then the length of timber was cut into 8 pieces 125mm long. A bit of a jig was knocked up to hold all the pieces in place for gluing since I'm not a squid. The timber was dampened along the edges and polyurethane glue added and all the pieces arranged back together and bound up to set.

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    The void will be filled with polystyrene and a timber centre added when the sides are glued and screwed on. Will need to work out some sort of ratchet system and a holder.
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    what about cannabalising a geared plastic reel and putting in your floating one?

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    Clever bugger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    With wanting to set a long line from the kayak I'd been on the lookout for a suitable reel. Everyone seems to want to sell the electric fence reels which are fairly strong and certainly cheap and effective enough. I was thinking that I'm likely at arse out a few times and there was every likelihood that the reel would go overboard at some stage and I'm not that keen on a couple of hundred bucks worth of gear sinking so I figured I'd make my own reel.

    So it has been out with some old school tools for a couple of hours over a couple of well spread out days. Using a hand plane I knocked 22.5o off each short side of some very old dry third hand ex 100x50 (93x46) framing timber.

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    This afternoon it was time to finish the planing. The top was divided into 3 and the outside 1/3rds planed down to 15o. Then the length of timber was cut into 8 pieces 125mm long. A bit of a jig was knocked up to hold all the pieces in place for gluing since I'm not a squid. The timber was dampened along the edges and polyurethane glue added and all the pieces arranged back together and bound up to set.

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    The void will be filled with polystyrene and a timber centre added when the sides are glued and screwed on. Will need to work out some sort of ratchet system and a holder.
    oi lengthly legs -sure this is not ya one man hottub??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    oi lengthly legs -sure this is not ya one man hottub??
    A straw is a more suitable shape for me.
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