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    Got my rack built, rod holders and fish finder installed Mariner 12.5

    Got my rack built, rod holders, and fish finder installed on the Mariner. I fabricated a bracket for the front rod holder that mounts to one of the "Plug n' play" plates. The fishfinder assembly is easy to remove or install with the excess transducer wire tie wraped and stored in the left pocket and the battery in a dry bag sercured to the bow carry handle. The wall rack is high enough for me to park my 2nd car in that garage stall or room for a second kayak below on saw horses.








    Last edited by Chris Pearce; 09-20-2011 at 05:09 PM.

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    Looking good Chris. Do you use your hullavator with your Mariner?, work well?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yak4fish View Post
    Looking good Chris. Do you use your hullavator with your Mariner?, work well?.
    -Philip
    Yes, I do use the Hullavator with my Mariner and it works well. I have a lifted FJ Cruiser and there is no way I could car top load and unload it by myself without the HV. The Mariner barely fits the front cradle, but does and will not fall out while the HV is at the side of the FJ and I'm strapping it down. I'd say it gives about 40-50lbs assist and helps raise and lower the yak in a controlled manner. You have to lift a little intially, then the HV's struts do the rest. I still would like to modify a jet ski trailer, so I can launch the Mariner like a boat, straight from the trailer into water. However, the HV is awesome and I will keep it for places I can't get a trailer in or for a 2nd kayak.

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    Nice FJ, thanks for the reply.

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    Niiiice setup.
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    That is a sexy bit of kit .....

    well done

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    Last edited by craigtempo; 10-31-2011 at 03:13 AM.

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