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So I saw it on a boat recently....  Now I cant stop thinking about how helpful it would be for me.  I cant justify spending the money (Mrs. H is pretty cool but not that cool) on powered versions.  It got me thinking on a manual version.  I am clearly going to have to put 2 on the back of my boat.  I have been looking around the internet and found places that sell pre-made versions as well as places that sell parts to make my own.  The price decrease is significant with each route however, its not a drop in the tackle box.

 

So before I start tinkering this winter on making my own rig...  is there any advantage to buying the highly coveted mechanical versions beyond the ease of deployment?  A difference in holding ability?  For me it only make sense to have 12' version so I am speaking on these.  I do not intend to purchase a powered version.  My intention is to try to build a manual version that will work just as well minus the mechanical deployment.  

 

Also seeking suggestions on building manual versions.  Places for part, design ideas, or anything someone finds pertinent. 

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Bottom composition? ;)

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Sounds as though Catfish Edge might have videos for you.  However, after skimming 5 or 10 minutes of a couple of them, I have no clue if Mr. Ferguson ever gets to the point where he actually says something useful. 

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I watched his videos.  Some insight but there is a lot of filler.  

 

Bottom composition is muck or rock.  Muck most often.  The muck is part of the reason I want 12' poles.  I am considering fashioning an auger end also.

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12' manual poles?

Good luck with that. ;)

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12' manual poles?

Good luck with that. ;)

12 foot manuals might look like this on water

safety2_3_300.jpg

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