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Canoe Rope Management

Postby OmegaRed » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:35 am

I'm trying to rig up a newly purchased canoe with some handy features. I put in 2 eyelets on the thwart upside down, to have something to hook bungee straps to for a cooler, and other ropes. I was planning on running the anchor line with some climbing snaps from the back handle to the eyelets, so that I'd have a line that I can snap everything to (dry bags, camelback, seats, etc) while camping in case of a flip over. This rope will easily unsnap from the eyelet to an anchor for the sparing times that I'd need it. I figured someone on here would have a good picture or explanation of how they do it

My only concern with this is having my dog jump out while canoeing in the summer and getting the rope caught up in her leg.

Here are some ideas of what I want, but not necessarily with that many inside loops. ... 0761395607

I also just stumbled upon these, which may work without having to drill holes like the above. Just don't know yet if they are cost prohibitive. ... tting.html
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Re: Canoe Rope Management

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:08 am

These are Gear Tracks we using in the Kayak world. YakAttack makes these and they are the best out there. If you are going to drill holes you can move thing around and never drill any more in the future. They have light duty made out of plastic and heavy from Aluminum. They are a bit pricey, but they work very good.

These also work and they are the mitering track wood workers use. They are cheaper than the Yakattack. You can buy and make your own anchors and mounting hardware. Ideas are limitless.

Here is how I make my own anchors for mounting stuff like Depth finders, rod holders, rope cleats, camera mounts and more.

How the fish finder and rod holders mount to the strips for ideas.

And a dashboard for my one that is like a canoe. You can see how it mounts to these tracks.

The best part about using the tracks is you only drill holes for the tracks. If you decide that the mount in one spot was too close, you just loosen it and slide it forward an inch or two. Get tired of the mount remove it completely and make something else to mount on the track. It's complete changed everything and mounting in the kayak world. I will not buy another kayak without tracks and all brands are using them now.

They make a bunch of hardware you can buy and Austin Kayak carries alot of stuff made by harmony and other makers.

My Wilderness kayaks some with these and they work great of cross opening bungees and adding Bungee hooks. They cost a bit but they work well.

You can mount all kinds of Ram and Scotty mounts to this stuff. Good luck.
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Re: Canoe Rope Management

Postby OmegaRed » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:22 am

Awesome! Much appreciated. Lots of good ideas to roll with now
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