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lexsocfish posted 04-08-2005 04:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for lexsocfish   Send Email to lexsocfish  
Hello everyone,

Wonder if any of you have ever used the SPORT 150 as a shallow water craft with a push pole in marsh land? Any particular model of push pole to use? Any modification for the SPORT 150? Thanks

jimh posted 04-08-2005 04:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Moved this article from the GENERAL area. Use the POST-CLASSIC area for questions about Boston Whaler boats first designed after 1990. Eschew acronyms, especially ones you make up yourself.]
Barney posted 04-08-2005 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Doc, You can make one out of PVC pipe, use the PVC end caps and glue. Also at Delacroix, I've used a combo rig: cut one end of the PVC pipe at an angle and seal with a wooden plug etc. and attach a line to the other capped end. I've pushed myself along with it and used it as a "cajun anchor" too, just push it into the mud and attach the line to a cleat. I've got it on my 170 now. My Doctor brother-in-law made it.;) Jim
Royboy posted 04-11-2005 12:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I too would like to find a suitable push pole for my 130 Sport to use on the flats of Lake St. Clair fly fishing for "poor Man's Bonefish" (carp). I can't imaging PVC pipe being stiff enough to use as a push pole. Barney, did you use schedule 80 or what?

Roy

Marsh posted 04-11-2005 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
I bought a telescoping push pole for $40 or so at a boat supply store on Lapalco, in Harvey. I put an old duck bill on one end, and it works great. Plenty stiff. Collapses to 6'; telescopes to 10' or so. Keep it on my rod rack. Lightweight. Strong.

Marsh

Barney posted 04-11-2005 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Well I think it is 2" schedule 40. Heavy enough to push the 170 around. We were using the pole for a push in anchor primarily. But also used it to push along for positioning of the boat. The "Duck Bill" that Marsh mentioned looks handy too. Jim
Jkcam posted 04-11-2005 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
www.stiffypushpoles.com

the name says it all.

lexsocfish posted 04-12-2005 12:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for lexsocfish  Send Email to lexsocfish     
Thanks for all the suggestion. Does anyone there uses those metal two-sectioned 10' green marsh push pole available at Academy? Those with a duckbill at one end and a cap on the other end. Wonder if the blunt end would work well as an anchor?..A full-on push pole may be too much for a 15 footer with no platform, I think...thanks jkcam

Barney, how long is your PVC pole?

lexsocfish posted 04-12-2005 12:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for lexsocfish  Send Email to lexsocfish     
Marsh,

Do you still remember the name of that store in Harvey? (harvey, LA?) Telescoping and light...good! Thsnks

Marsh posted 04-12-2005 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
Lex:
Can't remember the name of the store...it used to be Wagner Marine years ago, but has a different name now. It's actually in Marrero, I guess, just over the Harvey canal bridge, on the west side of the canal, across Lapalco from Bohn Ford. I'm making a run down that way to see my brother this weekend, and usually wind up at that store at some point in my trip. I'll get you the name then.

The push pole I bought appears to be similar to the green pole discussed above, from Cabelas. and Bass-Pro. Mine is black in color, which I prefer to the olive drab.

Marsh

Barney posted 04-12-2005 09:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Just an 8 foot stick from Lowes. Jim
jimh posted 05-02-2005 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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Marsh posted 05-02-2005 01:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
Lex:
I got my push pole at Boat Stuff, now located on Peters Road, along the Harvey canal, just off the West Bank Expressway.

Keep on pushin',

Marsh

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