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Offline rivergator

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Intake weed removal tool
« on: July 28, 2016, 07:31:27 PM »
Don't want to mess with a stomp grate? here is a great item that has more than one purpose. yak attack park n pole 6' cut down a bit to fit in cockpit 1" ram ball on the end, ( A great tool I use often with the mokai!!) with a cut down toilet brush with a 1" ram ball attachment on the end of it with floatation foam, add this to the end when you have sucked up some weeds a couple swipes and away you go!! if you happen to drop it in the water it will float. A must have accessory! :)

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Re: Intake weed removal tool
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 11:16:54 PM »
That's cool. Good example of ingenuity at work, thanks for sharing.  \./8
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Re: Intake weed removal tool
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 11:15:11 AM »
I have the stomp gate and it clears our bothersome weeds 90% of time with a few shakes of its handle.  A great feature! However, there are times  it becomes so impacted with clogged weeds, even the stomp grate will not dislodge totally.

That is when I pull out the my emergency rake that, I also, have attached to the yak push pole.  I kept my pole at original 8 ft, use frequently, and carry on outside of Mokai along with paddle and rod. The rake attachment kept in cockpit and only used when stomp grate can not clear. 

Formed support with hdpe plastic in form of a hockey stick so it can hug the bottom while you rake toward the stern, all while facing forward from the cockpit with the 8 ft pole.  The rake is two inexpensive plastic trowels from ace hardware.

Really like your idea of connection joint and will incorporate soon.  My rake is not pretty but has stood the test of time.  Tight lines, John 

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Re: Intake weed removal tool
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 08:03:47 PM »
what kind of ram ball was connected to the toilet brush? maybe this one.

https://www.amazon.com/RAM-MOUNTS-RAP-B-379U-M616-Tough-Ball-Threaded/dp/B00D8WIVUI/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1535068699&sr=8-17&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=ram+mounts+ball&dpPl=1&dpID=416gbAl9lxL&ref=plSrch

also cannot find the toilet brush online. The bigger diameter wood handle the easier i can bolt the ram ball.

I can mount the other ram ball in the paddle since i dont use an anchor pole.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 08:05:29 PM by mokamo »

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Re: Intake weed removal tool
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 08:54:17 AM »
Thanks for the ideas. Copied rivergator version using different ram mounts that i found in my garage.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tfxgshgdjc7lryo/Photo%20Aug%2024%2C%208%2043%2018%20AM.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6lec6b9oo2l5zub/Photo%20Aug%2024%2C%208%2039%2055%20AM.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9dmstzc749z3d3f/Photo%20Aug%2024%2C%208%2034%2049%20AM.jpg?dl=0

This is a DIY pole. Bought the white fiberglass pole online and the stainless tip. and the handle i found in my garage.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 08:58:23 AM by mokamo »