alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial ergonomics and old targets
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2018, 03:37:17 PM »

That is amazing Steve.
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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2018, 11:25:44 PM »

Some pictures of your set up would be great. Did you make it yourself?
I've shown this boat here before and it gets more embarrassing each time.  Now there's filamentous algae growing in the cockpit.







About 22 feet long and about 17 inches wide in the middle.  It weighed about 50 to 55 pounds when new but now it is about 65 pounds with all the fishing stuff and repairs.  It was built just a few miles from here and intended for recreational paddling and the races.  I think it is about 35 to 40 years old now.  Canoe racing is a big deal here and the sport has evolved a lot since then.  New boats are about the same dimensions but made of carbon fiber with extreme measures to squeeze out as much resin as possible.  The new ones weight just over 30 pounds, can be carried with one hand and are much, much faster.

At least once or twice a year a wave will sneak up on me and capsize the boat.  So, the rigging is designed with that inevitability.  When everything is battened down like it should be a capsize is just a minor inconvenience.  The cockpit design is easy to flip back over.  But, if stuff is not secured it's going to the bottom..

A lot of the lines and mess is for the drogue, or drift anchor, or sea anchor, or whatever you want to call it.  The drogue is essential because the trade winds are relentless here.  Without a drogue the wind will blow you past a prime fish hang-out before you have time to make a few casts.  I tried the manufactured drogues but they are all either too small, or too bulky.  I finally stitched one up by hand from thin rip-stop sail material and some strap.  The mouth is about twenty four inches and, when furled, it's about one-third the bulk of factory ones that size.



The drogue is on a very short tow line so it does not get caught on the rudder.  The long yellow strap is a trip line to dump the water and haul it in backward.  It can be deployed or retrieved with one hand while you hold the rod or paddle in the other hand.

The drogue is secured like this to get it out of the way quickly...



or like this when I'm through for the day.



My wife and two kids have all raced canoes for about fifteen years and we are boat-poor.  I think there are four OC1's, two V1's which are like an OC1 but without a rudder, a couple of surf skis which are like an OC1 but without an outrigger, a couple of  three-man canoes, some roto-molded stuff and a bunch of project boats.  I used to fish from a normal skiff and paddled a canoe for exercise and health.  Paddling for the sake of health got boring fast so I started fishing from the canoe.  It is usually a 20 to 50 minute work-out to get where I want to fish and then I just drift and meander my way back home.

Thank you all for your comments.
-steve
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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2018, 04:19:37 AM »

Thanks Steve, I have a 2 man kayak we use in Big Sur and have taken gas in the shore pound a few times, it's not fun. The drift sock is a good idea,have to try that. We usually tie off to some kelp.
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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2018, 07:52:12 AM »

Steve,

A lot of guys fish from kayaks made for fishing, and where I fish, many guys fish from skipjacks and Parkers with the latest and greatest in state of the art gear by avet, shimano etc. But you may be the only guy on the planet fishing from a 40 year old outrigger canoe with custom, vintage rods and reels designed specifically for your application. From the custom drogue to the modified bait casters and rods, your ingenuity is evident.

Do you launch from the beach, or from a boat launch? I assume from your posts that you are fishing open ocean, paddling out and drifting back to the beach with the current/trade winds.

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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2018, 10:35:09 AM »

I launch from the beach by our house and have a little cart to haul the boat up.
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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2018, 03:33:28 PM »

Steve,

 . But you may be the only guy on the planet fishing from a 40 year old outrigger canoe with custom, vintage rods and reels designed specifically for your application. From the custom drogue to the modified bait casters and rods, your ingenuity is evident.

 
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 Isn't that great !! ... Jeff
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