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Offline Kimbrey

Velcro
« on: February 06, 2011, 10:01:43 PM »
At sea...Velcro....one of the greater inventions of man....especially the industrial grade stuff.....Just saying.
2005 Sea Legend --Sold--replaced with 26' Duckworth

Online Croaker Stroker

Re: Velcro
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 11:16:38 PM »

I agree with that.  3M Velcro holding the dock line in the background....

1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

Offline dixiefisher

Re: Velcro
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 07:34:04 AM »
I concur.....one of the best additions I made....was adding velcro straps to the standard rod holders on the gunnel.....I have no more broken rods after a long haul......
Paul Touchton

Offline woody

Re: Velcro
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 07:44:33 AM »
I use it to keep my rug on instead of wearing a hat.

Woody

Offline Threeweight

Re: Velcro
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 09:53:11 AM »
I concur.....one of the best additions I made....was adding velcro straps to the standard rod holders on the gunnel.....I have no more broken rods after a long haul......

Hah! I think you may have just solved my crappy rod holder problem!!!
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson

Offline dixiefisher

Re: Velcro
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 01:00:52 PM »
TW,
   yep.....at the time...it was either purchase new holders ($$)...or a trip to the sewing store for velcro and heavy duty strap material..sewed on the velcro to the straps....couple that with blind rivots.....and I think I was in total for $8........
Paul Touchton

Offline Threeweight

Re: Velcro
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 09:58:11 AM »
Another good use of velcro...

Home Depot, Lowes, etc... sell velcro strapping (sticks to itself when looped over).  Comes in either longish rolls (like 10') or pre-cut straps, usually used for bundling power cords, rope, etc...

I find it works great for bundling the two pieces of rod that has been taken apart for transport.  Works better than rubber bands (which never last very long, especially if exposed to the sun), and doesn't tangle.
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson