Making a gin pole

Discussion in 'Tuna Talk' started by Billyclub, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. speedwagon

    speedwagon Senior Member

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    I need to sell my gin pole. It mounts on top of he rail and continues to the deck. It hinges just above the rail and it's bracketed off the side of the roof. Let me know if anyone is interested.
     
  2. Duke

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    I will uncover the boat about the 1st week in April. I'll take a picture then and post it.
     
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    IMG_0021.JPG I made this for 350$...works gd, most of time I use tower but I slap this on when I dub around w some guppies on the rods
     
  4. Billyclub

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    Jesus, what a slob
     
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  5. Scott Ratte

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    To all, I am a new member of the forum and read the thread on gin poles. I am having a Steiger Craft DV 31 Miami built and am debating about method of loading tuna. I have been fishing an Edgewater 268CC for the past 9 years and built a ramp system with rope come-along from T-top structure, which worked ok. In the case of the new boat we want to mount a rotating gin pole with Arm so that we can lift easily from the tail and just swing head onto the deck. I read that you recommended a 10' lift distance but is that from outside of gunnel to the pulley? Also, can anyone recommend a fabricator for the gin pole? My approach will be similar to the slob Joshbel is pulling into his boat but hopefully with a taller pole and arm to swing head over the gunnel. Would also like it to be telescopic so it can be seated at a short depth and then put in a pin once raised up. I might be over-designing, but would appreciate some insight.
     
  6. Jaredh

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    Unfortunately the original poster, "Billyclub", passed away this past summer shortly after getting his first fish of the year. I do know he used Cumberland Ironworks (Matt St Cyr) to fabricate his gin pole.

    I am sure some others on the forum will have some insight though.
     
  7. Scott Ratte

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    Gosh, that is sad, and testament to why we should all be enjoying our fishing days now before time unexpectedly runs out. I appreciate the information!
     
  8. spygull

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    Had the same problem with my old woody.Gin pole wasn't tall enough to do the job on a big fish. I removed it and fabricated a roller about 3 ft wide which was permanently mounted on the stern. Came in handy for bringing my dingy and duck boat into the cockpit. Installed a deadeye in the deck just aft of the engine box works with any size fish. You can just see it in the attached photo. SCAN0237.JPG
     
  9. PinWheel

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    slick set up! As long as you get the head above the rail you wont need a super tail pole
     
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    Gin pole can also double as Antenna mast, Hi power anchor light or Harpoon storage. As this.

    1st pic. you can see the Morad, Anchor light Radar reflector and harpoons.

    2nd pic. is 2000 # winch with remote.

    3rd pic. is the Harpoon mounts.

    Lot of stuff in a small package. 3" 5456 Sch.80 aluminum. All mounts are through mounts. Mounted at the deck, at the wash rail and at just under the top at the pipe frame. Pole itself is 10' off the deck.

    4 gin pole.jpg 2 gin pole.jpg 3 gin pole.jpg

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  11. Tunatown

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    I made the the swing out davit removable with quick pins
     
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