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Old 04-18-2006, 10:50 AM
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I'm rigging up my first outriggers and need some advice....

Riggers are screw together LEE 15' type

Should I use 400 lb test mono or the black twine? Will mono slip?

What size snap swivels are best?

Corks or bubblers?


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Old 04-18-2006, 02:27 PM
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I like the mono better. I actually used weed whacker material on my last boat b.c it's more durable and UV resistant and CHEAP. If you're worried about line slipping then use clips, rubberbands or hal-locks to keep them in place. I think if you just run the line through the eyes of the outriggers and don't use pulleys then line slippage shouldn't be a problem. Just another tip... I hate those stupid bungee cords they use on outriggers b.c the sun and heat require you to replace them after a season or two so I switched to velcro straps. The velcro straps allow you to adjust the length as needed and they last much longer than the bungees. I got my straps from Boater's World but any hardware store will probably have them. Lastly, don't buy an outrigger rigging kit. They're a complete rip-off. In my opinion, the only thing you should really put the money down for is a good set of release clips. Everything else can be picked up pretty cheap.
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:46 PM
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yeah I thought the rigging sets were pricey so I thought I'd do my own. What size Snap swivels did you use?
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:07 PM
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I used ones that were fairly larger like 200# so the plastic/cork balls didn't slip over them and prevent them from performing their purpose. Some people argue if the swivels are too large then you have to worry about your fishing line tangling or fraying them. I've never had a prob with it. You can purchase plastic balls at West Marine in their pulley section for the blow boats. The ball has a recessed area around one side of the hole so your swivel gets covered slightly without jamming it. I feel that it's better to use a larger swivel then use a small one that could break and give you a real headache while you're out on the water.
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I used braided nylon cord, plastic balls, and Hal-Locks. I used the following link as a guide

http://www.georgepoveromo.com/nononsenserigger.htm

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Old 04-18-2006, 10:56 PM
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If you use weed eater cord make sure that you get the smooth one

If you are planning on two lones on each side, use different colours on each side . . . helps when you bring newbies (like me) fishing
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:00 AM
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Make sure you lube the threads between the poles, and not with WD40, but silicone grease. That way you can take them apart down the road, I didn't do it and now I have a set of poles I can't take apart.

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