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Offline muddyh2os

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Crate idea - Feedback
« on: May 11, 2019, 02:39:09 PM »
So I started this storage crate idea.
I cut down a regular milk crate for aerodynamics,
4" PVC legs, might shorten. Nothing is attached yet, just looking for input.
2 small plastic ammo boxes fit nicely.

I don't want to block off the air intake to the motor, has anyone else done something similar?
Here are some pics.

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Re: Crate idea - Feedback
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 04:10:47 PM »
That's fine, others have done similar things, just wouldn't put more than 20 lbs in it. Would certainly come in handy.  \./8
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Re: Crate idea - Feedback
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 12:00:38 PM »
I built a crate for fishing. What I did was install stainless eye bolts so I could use bungee cords to hold it on. That way I could remove it and put it in the truck. I used a fat pool noodle to mount it over the air scoop.

http://www.improvingyourmokai.com/index.php/topic,1652.msg13822.html#msg13822

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Re: Crate idea - Feedback
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 12:14:08 PM »
If it were mine, I think I would look into mounting the ammo boxes on either side of the engine cover as low as possible, similar to saddle bags on a motorcycle, in order to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. Seeing your basket that high reminds me of an experience had by a fellow Mokai owner in Alaska who loaded salmon in a basket like that and capsized his boat in a river. He nearly lost his boat and his life.  These boats are pretty stable in their design but raising the center of gravity will make them tippy.   ;)

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