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03-22-2012 09:36 AM
fishlip
Re: Home made down rigger weight

It will be interesting to see how that works. It sounds like you will be pulling it in line, (some what horizontal). Keep us posted!
03-22-2012 01:13 AM
GrumpieGills
Re: Home made down rigger weight

or just use a tube sock with rocks
03-21-2012 07:49 PM
hobiecat
Re: Home made down rigger weight

Nice Mike...You could make a million...Well... hire some guys that's a lot of weight to lift.
03-21-2012 07:37 PM
earplug
Home made down rigger weight

I didn't want to spend $24.00 for a 4 pound ball of lead so I made my own weight out of a one inch copper tube.
Ran a heavy wire through the tube, pinched off one end of the tube so the lead wouldn't leak. Heated the tube with a propane torch while it was a vice while feeding it lead. Then attached a big 275# rated snap swivel to the front for the cable and my release gets attached to the rear wire loop.
I sawed and filed off the corners up front to keep it from snagging.
Scrap lead is about $1.00 a pound.
Next one I make will be a little longer so I can have a rudder I can bend to adjust it if needed. Just have to squish the rear of the tube after I fill it with lead.
I think the torpedo shape will track better wih less resistance then the commercial balls sold.

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