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homemade planer board mast


greenfish

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i have 2 older big jon manual downrigger, thinking about converting them into a planer board mast,anybody else ever convert these,i broke both downriggers down to where its the base and the crank wheel alone ,no rod or pulley ,now i am thinking of bolting this to boat on port and starboard side ,and then directly in front of crank wheel ,bolt mast base and aluminum pole with pulley on top ,anybody else go to the old use what you got method

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On January 29, 2018 at 12:39 PM, Fishnut said:

I mounted my reels on the hard top and the pulleys on the top of the guide rail out front. Works great.

 

X2 except mine are on top 

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