Project: Speargun rack for my RIB
My RIB is a great little boat for a diving platform. It is only 4.2m long with a centre console so there is very little deck space.
By the time I add my esky the area was reduced further. Having all my gear on the deck was never the plan but funding held me back.
A mate who is a fabricator wanted a new speargun and a deal was struck.
I designed this the day I got the boat and it has taken me 6 months to achieve it.
Features of this 316 stainless steel gun rack include:
- gun holders for up to 8 guns (handy what I am testing and ballasting them).
- fin holder for 3 pairs.
- float & rope storage.
- nav lights, deck light, squid light.
- raised esky platform for storage under (mask, weight belts & prangers etc).
- dive flag holder.
- 2 rod holders.
Fitting the plates, first bar and the esky supports:
Fitting the second roll bar. This adds rigidity and strength.
Fitting of the fin holders. A bungee with a clip is used to secure the fins so they shouldn't come out. First test run will be with some one elses fins and not my Penetrators.
Testing the tuna deck. :tool:
Spearguns in position
Finished fabrication and ready to rig: