Sunday, October 26, 2014

Diablo Adios

We I finally found a used Diablo Adios.  My Dad and I had been think for some time about changing from a pontoon boat to a kayak style.  I have always liked the Adios from the first time I saw one at Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher.  They are wide and stable, and can be customized for a wide range of sitting positions. Should be a great fly fishing platform for the rivers around here.  Can't wait to put it on the water.  

Diablo Paddlesports Adios

Diablo Deck

Larry Chain

Stingray Kayak Seat

RAM Fly Rod Holder

Summer Time Temps in the Fall

My Dad and I headed to Beaver Saturday morning.  With a few unexpected delays we arrived a little later than we wanted, and found that the parking lots were full.  A lot of people enjoying the warm weather.  Fishing was a little slow, but we did catch a few.  Nice to be outside on a warm October day!

Up stream from Parker Bend

Beaver Rainbow

Beaver Rainbow

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Float PODS for Our Boat

We had been looking at different ways to lighten up the back of our boat.  We decided to give the Beavertail POD's a try.  We order them, and they arrived on our door step in about two weeks.  These POD's are very well.  The welds and finish was top notch.  There were two sets of instructions.  One to weld.  The other to bolt on.  We were going to weld these onto our boat, but decide to bolt them on.  The cost to weld was sky high.  I'll post some pictures after we hit the river this coming weekend.

Access hole cut in POD

Outside of transom with holes drilled

Inside of transom with holes drilled

Fitting to make sure everything lines up correctly

Painted and bolted on

We were very lucky with these POD's.  We mounted them flush with the bottom of the boat, and the side angle matched out boat perfectly.  From were the POD mount to the transom to the very back of the POD we ended up with a rise of about 3/4".  The instructions said 1/2" would be perfect.