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Old 11-05-2011, 10:29 AM
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I've seen a lot of discussion on here about fish cleaning tables. I read them all but didn't see anything that completely satisfied me so I decided to build my own. Here it is. BTW I have a hundred or so of these tops in my warehouse for sale. They are actually fiberglass shower bottoms but worked real well for this application. They are new in the box. $100.00 each. The black cutting board is made from Starboard.
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Did you plumb a disposal in and drain to the canal? Nice.
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No disposal, just a 3" pipe to drain blood and guts into river to feed the critters.
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Damn good idea!
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Very nice work. You did a really good job. Not to be a downer but in my neck of the woods, wahoo is a prime staple and my fish cleaning table is probably double your length to accomodate them. I know the shower pan is what it is but too short for wahoo I think. Mine is a long sheet of starboard screwed down. Been there for approx 10 years and this year, I flipped it over to get a prettier side.

A nice cleaning station is a beautiful thing.
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Pretty cool idea. Only thing I would change is on the front. I would take those front panes of wood off and open up all that wasted space. It's also nice to be able to get something that you may have kicked under there on accident.
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No cup holders???? Just kidding very nice work. That wood will look better when it is stained with some fish blood!!!!
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Jags your right about the lenth. But this is a rental dock and I was trying to fit the thing on the end of the dock. Also was being cheap. About opening up the front, I thought about it but wanted to hide the drain plumbing and some of the wiring for the light. Could have made the front doors and had some storage but the place is new to me and I am not sure about security so we just buttoned the whole thing up. I left a couple inches open on the bottom so water can flow under in case the stray eyeball falls on the deck and rolls under we can wash it out. Compromise was the word of the day...
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Looks tippy!



J/K. Very nice work. If I lived on the water, that would be the first thing I made.
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Nice job. I think I would want the shower heads on the ends, or even the front corners, so that the spray was going away instead of coming towards me. Someone on another cleaning station thread had a foot pedal to control water flow.
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The table is attached to the dock with metal angle brackets, no tipping. The shower heads were placed in the rear to keep them and the associated piping out of the way of loading large fish onto the table. The heads are adjustable and have pressure controls on them so as not to spray me when cleaning. All good suggestions and questions. As I said in my original post I put a couple weeks thought into this before designing it. I'm not sure there is a perfect table but I hope this close.
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Whatta You get for the C note???
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Good idea

I like the suggestions about setting the shower heads so that they flow towards the back

Also like the suggestion about doors and storage underneath

If you wanted an 8 ft long table (for those really long wahoo ) you could put two shower bases side by side

The one other suggestion is use a pipe reducer (backwards) so that the drain can go to 4 inch diameter and thus anything getting by the drain in the shower base (3 inch hole I believe) will not get stuck in a 4 inch pipe

Again, a great idea

With my luck fishing an 8 ft table means that someone can help me clean the fish
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Absolutey, you gotta do what you can. Looks like the length really isn't available to make it any longer. If this is a rental, the owner must love you!
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looks good
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Shower base is 52" wide by 36" deep. The drain fits nicely into a toilet flange installed in the base. That way you can take the top off easily. The shower base is $100
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Very nice. I am going to build one this summer at my house. I am going to copy some of the stuff you did.

My marina has a very nice fish cleaning station so we clean them there most of the time. You leave the guts in a freezer and they simply throw them in the dumpster the day the garbage is picked up.

If I had a nice fish cleaning station like you built, I would bring the fish home more often to fillet them.

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