Minor upgrade.

I’ve now had the pleasure of getting out on the water four times. Despite dying wind on a half of those trips, I had very few complaints. Complaints, however, mean there is room to tinker! One of the things that kept bothering me was the fact that anny items onboard ended up sliding or rolling to the center of the craft, generally cluttering up my boat. When you’re in a space less than 4’x 6′, you notice junk piling up pretty fast.

I’d come across an article a couple weeks ago, where a builder had installed kayak netting across the front of his PDR. I know a good idea when I see one, and that certainly fit the bill.

I happened to have the net from my Outback, even though the posts it attaches to have long since broken. Perfect opportunity to repurpose it where it will actually get some use! I put a few small eyelet screws near the front of the bow, and screwed the center strap to the middle of the bow.

Initial fit

Initial fit

Let's toss a bunch of crap in there to see how it holds up!

Let’s toss a bunch of crap in there to see how it holds up!

The screw in the bow.

The screw in the bow.

Finally, it was drooping a bit so I added a final eyelet screw to the center behind the mast step. Looks pretty good, and hold a lot of stuff!

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There are two XL Adult Type II PFDs, my shoes and hat, big sponge, sunblock, and water bottle in there now. Had I more stuff to toss in the the pic I would have. Not a bad little upgrade for minimal effort.

MOAR STUFF!

MOAR STUFF!

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