Homemade Planner boards and mast

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Homemade Planner boards and mast

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Hello All. I am thinking of making my own planner boards and mast on the cheap. I found a diagram to make my own boards and will give it a try. I plan on buying some galvanized steel pipe of diameter that will fit in my Lund bow seat base recessed mount. Is 10 ft tall a good height? I have some old Big Jon Manual Downriggers that the clutches don't work anymore that I can raid parts. I will take the reels and line guides from them. I figure, that I need some eye bolts, bolts for the reels, something to stop the reels from spinning when I want and the planner rope. Any ideas on how I can secure the pipe in the chair mount. My worry is that it will pop out if loose. I don't want to kill anyone.
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Re: Homemade Planner boards and mast

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I have a 16.5 star weld that I use a planer board mast in the front swivel port. To solve your worry about your mast popping out I solved it by using a pvc pipe about 3 feet in length with a sleeve coupler on the end that fits snug into the swivel seat port. Then I slide my mast into it and it works great. see you on the water

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Re: Homemade Planner boards and mast

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Thanks for your advice
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