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Next Plug Challenge

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17 hours ago, eddieg710 said:

this is going to be fun!!

 

dont like the first attempt but learned a few things : )20190714_210642.jpg.539781407de14a769433e7a84f35b4fa.jpg

 

Shape looks good. What problems did you have?

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What I have been working on. Fins are plastic from a Plano box divider. Final will have lexan fins. Could not locate my lexan sheet so used the divider for testing purposes. 

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4 mins ago, Jig Man said:

Shape looks good. What problems did you have?

No 'problems' yet (aesthetic issue at this point). Made the first attempt out of an 1.5" x 1.5" block. Body is a little wider than I wanted.   May need to put more weight than anticipated. Might also try 1.5" x 1" or 1.5" x .75".

 

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16 mins ago, Jig Man said:

What I have been working on. Fins are plastic from a Plano box divider. Final will have lexan fins. Could not locate my lexan sheet so used the divider for testing purposes. 

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Very nice!

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5 hours ago, wvbud22 said:

Eddie what wood have you chose? I’m thinking about AYC. 

 

Nice start jigman. 

i wanted to do a slow sink and was thinking maple but I only have AYC. : ) guess I will just weight it more.  Did you start your design yet? always liked your builds. :th:

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Haven’t started yet. Almost ready. Looking to see what I have. The maple I have is just too hard to deal with. I know I have AYC and maybe poplar. If I run into some construction grade stuff that will work too. 

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8 hours ago, eddieg710 said:

i wanted to do a slow sink and was thinking maple but I only have AYC. : ) guess I will just weight it more.  Did you start your design yet? always liked your builds. :th:

I think you will find that the ayc works better than maple in this case. 

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1 hour ago, Jig Man said:

I think you will find that the ayc works better than maple in this case. 

Thanks, Jig Man!

 

I thought a dense wood would be better for a slow sink. No?

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1 hour ago, eddieg710 said:

Thanks, Jig Man!

 

I thought a dense wood would be better for a slow sink. No?

The lead will give you the sink rate, plus help drive the plug. The ones I've built seem to work better with larger shots of lead. I believe the lead is what helps the action. The lead in the nose and tail help to drive the plug. If the wood is too heavy, then you end up using less lead. 

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I like where this is going. Love the prototypes. Im working on several as well. Will post a progress pics soon.

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I'm watching this one closely, love seeing what ideas people come up with.

Jigman, love the plug and like being able to see where you put the lead.

 

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8 hours ago, Ed White said:

 

Jigman, love the plug and like being able to see where you put the lead.

 

Cool, glad it helped. Slow sink on the glider. Does a nice swim and walks well too. Had to drop a hook size cause the 4/0 was catching on the joint and throwing it off some. Had a striper come up after it, but turned off when the hook caught. Still messing with the hinge and weight some.

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