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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: I FINALLY GOT OFF MY ARSE AND RIGGED MY RTM ABACO  (Read 5534 times)

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I FINALLY GOT OFF MY ARSE AND RIGGED MY RTM ABACO

I wanted the rigging to be simple- not too much clutter and provide a maximum usage of space. 

One of the most important things to me was to keep the cock-pit area as open as possible.  I installed both my fish-finder and transducer deployment arm as portable units not wanting to drill any holes, I attached them to the tracks on each side. 

The center hatch of the cock-pit is large enough to carry all the essentials- two piece rod and tackle fit comfortably.

Emergency paddle and bilge pump along with rods and gear fit easily in the bow hatch area.

In the rear of the boat, I have various configurations that i like to use.   The rear case can be used for gear storage, fish storage or for camping gear but is ideal in surf launches to protect my gear.

I can also remove the case leaving the tank well completely open or throw in my plano box to carry my rods, or install pvc frame for carrying my crab traps.

90% of the rigging on this kayak were inspired by posts from other NCKA Members- so thanks and see you OTW.


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Sweet setup but I don't see any pool noodles  :smt003  Thanks for the post Tiny.
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Beautiful!!!!!!!

 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007

Very clean...sexy looking kayak bro!!

Happy New Year tiny...hope to see you out OTW soon!

 :smt006

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Gonna need a boat trailer to launch it? :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 Was One heavy yak un-rigged... What's it weigh now?? :smt005 Looks great. Really like the color on it....  :smt006
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Sweet setup but I don't see any pool noodles  :smt003  Thanks for the post Tiny.
      Sonny .The Abaco has built in floatation.
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Sweet setup but I don't see any pool noodles  :smt003  Thanks for the post Tiny.
      Sonny .The Abaco has built in floatation.

Awesome!  See you OTW next year  :smt002
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Lookin' good Tiny. Cant wait to see it in person  :smt006
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That looks sweet dude! Looks like I am going to have to play catch-up now. :smt003
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Dang tiny, you got street parking in the city for that thing? $5 an hour? Looks sweet dude, good job!
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Sweeeeeet ride Tiny, well done  :smt001
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Damn tiny, great job.  If rigging really was pimping you'd be the Fillmore Slim of yimping

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Sweet ride Tiny!  I'm glad you included the emergency paddle.  Hope to fish with you soon.  I just relocated to Elk Grove.----Jeff
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Damn tiny looks like a sweet set up. Im picturing how comfortable A man could get on that thing. Cool colors,cooler set up.

awesome, all rigged and ready to launch out of El Salvidor  :smt044 :smt005

thanks for sharing  :smt006  :smt002
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Nice job Tiny. I really like the hatch insert on that yak.
A couple of questions. I notice your bilge pump is attached to your extra paddle. What keeps your paddle from sliding to the rear of the hull? Wouldn't that make the bilge pump hard to access in an emergency?
I love the idea of built in floatation. Peace of mind preinstalled.  :smt003
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