Have you ever flipped your kayak and did not have your gear attached by a kayak lease. Here is how to make yourself a DIY Kayak Leash.
Buying the Items
Well here is an easy DIY project that you can do at home with very few things purchased from your local hardware store.
The first is to travel to your local hardware store to pick out the following items:
Weedeater trimmer line, wooden dowel rod, shrink tubing, carabiners, and aluminum ties.
Making the DIY Kayak Leash
After purchasing everything and getting back home, just lay everything out on a big table.
Cut your trimmer line to the desired length you want to make your DIY Kayak Leash.
Cutting the trimmer line to about 24 inches is a good length to start with
After cutting the trimmer line it was time to cut the dowel rod to several lengths
Went into the shop and cut several pieces of the dowel rod to 14 inches
After cutting the dowel rod to 14 inches, it was time to drill a hole in each end to help secure the trimmer line.
Taking the trimmer line you have cut to the desired length, it is time to start winding it onto the dowel road till it is all used and secured with the second hole.
Continuing to make DIY Kayak Leash
After this step is done it is time to boil some water and soak the wrapped trimmer line.
Make sure you get to the water as hot as you can and let it stay in there for about 20 minutes.
Removing the wrapped line from the dowel rod is easy to do, just pull the secured ends from the holes.
Before attaching the trimmer line you must take the Shrink tubing and slide it on each end.
Then take the aluminum ties and slid them onto the trimmer line as well.
After looping the trimmer line back thru the aluminum ties, heat the shrink up with a heat gun.
Then take a pair of pliers and squeeze the aluminum ties so they will hold the trimmer line.
With this end attached, it is time to do the other end the same way.
Finalizing the DIY Kayak Leash
After finishing both ends the same way all I had to do is attach the carabiner to the loop end.
Thank you for taking your time and read my blog post and hope they help you.
FISH ON AND FISH HARD!