Last July I got to take a camping trip with a couple long time friends. I got to show them some of the waters that border the US and Canada, the crane lake , sand point, namakan chain. I spent every summer up there for almost 21 years and have always rented boats and a cabin with my family. So fishing from a canoe didn't really sit all to well for me. I am a stand and fish kinda guy. i couldn't tell you much about my canoe other than its a 17 footer and hasn't touch water since '93. Since im a stand and fish i had to outrig this boat like there was no tomorrow with a limited budget. in its entirety i only dropped 60-80$ on the entire system. which wasn't to bad considering the systems you can buy online for a few hundred or so.
ill start off with a few pics of her then the details later
basically what i had designed was a 4 piece system that could be transported easily, i have 2 makeshift tables with screwed down cup holders/ koozies.
the fold-able chairs i had already owned worked out great we bungied them to the existing seat and when it was time to fish we folded them up and went to town on those pike
now heres the list of materials
2- 8'x 2" pvc pipe
1- 4'x 1.5" pvc pipe
2- 8' single water tube (intheswim.com item number W2010)
8- 2.5" U-bolts
2- 1"x 8"x 2' piece of wood (any will do its just a small table)
1- 4"x 4' pvc pipe
4- 2" pvc pipe 90 elbow
2- 1.5" x 4" pvc pipe cross looks like "+"
8- 24" long zip ties
4- 2.5" codering pins/lock pins
and thats it heres some up close pics of the set up
and finally a really shitty side view i made with paint, i no longer have photoshop. it'll show you have the vertical pieces fit together
Part A and B are separate pieces, the 1.5" pvc pipes that are glued from the float section slide inside the 2" pipe that run across the canoe is basically how it works, with a hole drilled through both pieces with a codering pin through the 2 pipes to hold it together.
the cross members are connected to the canoe by 4 u bolts making it a sturdy system
believe it or not this took about 5 hours to complete not counting the drying time for the glue, and one shot at it. we spanned over the side of the canoe by roughly 2 feet or so she is packed up for winter so i dont have exact measurements on me. but with this set up it is possible to have one person weighing roughly 200 lbs standing on one of the outrigger sides and not tip the boat. all in all it was a little over kill with the stability but it works perfectly