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.
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!
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.