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Option 1 – How to make a PVC “Gear Head” track adapter for kayak fishing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In_nSEh1upw

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How to make your own gearhead out of PVC and toilet bolts this week on kayak ax when you look at one of these gear heads
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there's really nothing to it it's really just one of these bolts in the bottom and it screws down to lock into the
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utility track so why not make this right out of PVC and we can all you need is some saran wrap a couple toilet bolts be
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sure you get the kind from a Home Depot if you only have a choice between Home Depot and Lowe's because these do not
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have the washer already attached if the washer is already on here you're going to have to cut that off and
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unfortunately that's the kind that Lowe's sell so go get these from Home Depot the benefit of using toilet bolts
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is that the nut that comes with these guys is much larger and Sirte than a standard quarter-inch 20 nut that you
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would get just with a round screw drill a pilot hole in the back of the end cap you want to use a smaller drill bit than
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the 5/16 bit that matches the size of these bolts because this will tend to skate across the end cap but if you do a
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little pilot hole it will give it something to grab on okay now the purpose of the saran wrap
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is to put that on top of the bolt and protect the threads of the bolt from either the epoxy or the repair putty
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because what we're going to do is we're going to stick that through then I'm going to grab one of the nuts and I'm
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going to gently screw that on until the top of the bolt is even with the top of the nut like so now what this happened
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is I've got saran wrap right around in there and that's going to protect the threads from the epoxy then it's a
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matter of pulling it down and I like when you're doing the epoxy you know school or Knox is wrap this around
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tightly and put a cable tie around it to protect the threads from the next step I'd like using this gorilla glue because
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it sets in five minutes although even though it sets in five minutes you're going to have to let this dry at least
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for 24 hours because the depth of the epoxy is so thick now another school hard knocks lesson is don't try and mix
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this up separately rather just pour it right inside here get the right amount in and then just mix it up right in here
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and we'll take my little finger and just kind of rub it over the top of the bolt just to clean off any epoxy now in
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school hard knocks let's rub around here and clean up any of the exposed threads now the challenge is where to hang this
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so the it stays vertical while this dries and what I do is I put it inside one of my screwdriver holders on the
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pegboard the bolt goes through there easily and this is going to keep it in a perfectly vertical position while the
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epoxy sets up and settles now the other way to do this is to use the repair putty and if I make a big worm out of it
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and the same drill I put the saran wrap on top of the toilet bolt it'll take my worm and run it around now with this
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since the putty is holding everything in place the only trick is to keep it vertical and what I like to do is put it
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on the top of a drawer and then shut the drawer to hold it stable let me show you how these things work first if you're
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using a 5/16 bolt don't panic when you try and stick it on because it's not going to go if you try and stick it on
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around the threads you have to pull up on it and then it slides in easily and now you can see that the head
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is not turning allowing me to spin my piece of PVC down on top of the track and that's locked in tight and that's
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not going to go anywhere if you use a quarter-inch bolt you don't have to do the upward pull it'll slide in easily
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once you've got it installed just a matter of getting the appropriate connector thread to thread I can put
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that on and I'm ready to go I can build whatever I want on top of that and that is nice and solid I can continue to
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tighten down on it if I decide I need to actually once you get this thing done it'll work just like a gear head and you
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can pull it in and out attached to your connecting piece so hope you like this tip save some bucks make your gear heads
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Darren Enns

For me, fishing is an enjoyable release from the pressures of life. It gets me out into nature and I love it!

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