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New beach fishing bed
« on: Thu 19 Jul 21:34 2018 »
Budget won't strech to do the Jack off tray thing for a while yet and I was given some old signs that are made from layers of  aluminium then some sort of Perspex plastic then more aluminium along with some marine board by my mate Pete the phantom plumber. I bought a couple of those cheap metal shelving units n have been putting this together in readiness for a comp I have comming up. Now the only thing that will touch the sand is my feet and my chair. So hopefully less sand to clean up at the end of the trip. These photos are a bit old now as I have put in air vents in the bed area n have started reinforcing n then finally a coat of paint. There's now gas struts on the back door and it's been cut to go around my loader on the back of the 1800 tray to give me about 1950 long in the bed area. Hope to finnish it this weekend n put up some more photos
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #1 on: Thu 19 Jul 21:36 2018 »
More photos
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #2 on: Thu 19 Jul 21:38 2018 »
Plan is for eskys ect to go in under the bed area n not have to deal with a wet sandy swag during and after a trip.
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #3 on: Sat 21 Jul 15:24 2018 »
Did a bit more today. Ready for a coat of paint tomorrow to look a little less redneck.
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #4 on: Sat 21 Jul 15:26 2018 »
From the back with eskys n other stuff under the bed area
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #5 on: Sun 22 Jul 16:00 2018 »
Bit disappointed with the paint job. For some reason it bubbled up inbetween coats ??? Anyway I've woken up in worse places so it's good enough for me to sleep in when its hosing down n blowing 30+. I wasn't getting the coverage I thought I would ( 6 spray cans later ) so have only done what can be seen outside the tool boxes but I will tidy up n finnish off the paint at some point. it's functional for now n ready for a comp I'm in on Straddie next weekend.

I wish someone made a clip in rod support that suits the spacing of the standard bull bar 4 rod holder. Have made all sorts of things n the past to do it but this time I bought a pair of holders that could hold 10 rods and cut them down into 4 to suit the spacings of the bull bar holder.
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #6 on: Sun 22 Jul 16:10 2018 »
The front rollers to move it around on the concrete at home n the air vents in the top so if it's really comming in sideways I can close the rear hatch n still breathe.
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #7 on: Sun 22 Jul 16:13 2018 »
Last one from the back with the hatch partly open as the paint was still drying
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #8 on: Sun 22 Jul 17:50 2018 »
Was wondering about vents to allow the moisture of breathing in there to escape to outside.
Plus oxygen in be another good reason.

You must be a skinny young person to fit in there plus able get in and out.

You insulate the ceiling inside?

If head inland in winter atm you want to have a good bad to sleep in.

Keen to see the full camp set up photos on its madian shake down ;)

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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #9 on: Sun 22 Jul 18:19 2018 »
I'll try n remember to get some photos in full flight. I'm no ballerina currently at 115 kgs but I fit in there just fine with enough lubrication. middle of the night pee might be different than the swag but I'll cross that bridge then.  No insulation just yet more worried about a wet trip than a hot trip at this stage.  Don't want the bed to be too comfortable or I'll use it instead of questioning my decision to continue to fish as I stand there by myself in the dark
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Re: New beach fishing bed
« Reply #10 on: Sun 22 Jul 20:29 2018 »
The condensation that will form in there may amaze you.

This year I have been using a tent cot for about 20 nights so far this year,

At the start I thought the waterproofing was gone but then worked out it was forming on the inside. Now leave flap at either end up the top slightly open to allow moisture out. The zipper is only cracked open about 4" but makes world of difference to how dry inside of the fabric cot is. Bedding was getting damp by morning so required airing during day. Nights temps minimums from 5.0 to -6.0'c away from the coast


If only one or two nights it may not matter especially at the beach.
Keen to hear how is goes after a few trip, as a DIY person it is the small details that make or break an idea.

As a beach bum you probably wont notice the issue ;)

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