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Old 12-07-2003, 06:21 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a fish cleaning station for boat use besides the Coho Cleaner. I am thinking of something aluminum with a drain that can be attached to my gunnel.

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Old 12-07-2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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Stevens should be able to fab up something for you. Bring the boat in with you so they can measure it up then and there.

I got one, and it is the bee's knees.

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Old 12-07-2003, 08:07 PM   #3
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I built this one for my WIllie and just love it.

Made the mounting rods so they would fit into fish-on rod holder sockets.

Put on a long waste pipe so most of the mess would go outside the gunnel.

Also mounted and wash down hose for easy washing of fish and cleanup.

I'm pretty tall so that is why it is fairly high so I don't have to bend over any more. Getting to old for that anymore.

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Old 12-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #4
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So how much do you want to make me one!
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Old 12-08-2003, 04:29 AM   #5
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I know its a crazy rule, but its illegal to clean fish and put the remains in our waterways. Unless the 2004 regs have change anyway. Will the game guys site you for it? I kind of doubt it, but I for one don't want to find out the hard way. Just one persons slant on this subject.
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Old 12-08-2003, 06:53 AM   #6
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fish-addict,

Just sent you the way I made a cleaning station and thought I'd give you an idea for you to try to make one for yourself.

This works great for me and I would rather pass on making another.

I could post a few pictures on how it takes apart if needed but the rods pull off the v-tray and I store them in the fishbox and everything is out of the way until cleaning time. You could even put on a hose if you needed to extend the waste pipe.

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Never knew that one. Is that Oregon and Washington or are you just thinking that is the rule? I do not fish in rivers but I do a bay or two and the lower Columbia.

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Old 12-08-2003, 12:21 PM   #7
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I realized that you probably didn't want to make another one! That is pretty much what I had in mind. The only difference in what you made and what I may have to biuld, would be the height of the cleaning station, (As I am Short)
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Old 12-08-2003, 12:23 PM   #8
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fop....if you don't mind, I'd love the same information!!

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Old 12-08-2003, 02:50 PM   #9
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The Rogue,

No problem.

I just made the v tray, 30", with a flat bottom out of aluminum and welded the ends on. Bent the top of the v tray so there wouldn't be any sharp edges to get in the way. Nothing to fancy, it's just a fish cleaning station.

Then welded 2 solid shafts from the bottom a few inches long and welded to the bottom for the pipes to get the heigth..Drilled a hole and welded a 1 1/2" pipe for the waste pipe.

Took a couple of aluminum hollow pipes and welded a flat washer on each to act as a stop for when I put them into the fish-on holders that are bolted onto the cowling.

On the inside of the v tray I put on some non-skid tape that helps to keep the fish from sliding around.

And the best is the wash down hose. That is a must for me now!!!

Thanks for making me dig out the tray. I see I forgot to clean it last November after using.

If you have sliding fish-on rod holders on your gunnels you could put the shafts into them instead of putting them on the cowling like I did.

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Old 12-08-2003, 02:53 PM   #10
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This is to easy. 12 year old boy with filet knife with dad watching and drinking a pepsi.
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Old 12-08-2003, 05:26 PM   #11
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Fop....I don't have my regs in front of me, but it is in the 2003 regulations booklet for Oregon. You could try a search and probably find it as this was discussed at great length this past Fall. Personally I think its a very stupid rule, but it is a rule which I for one will abide by. Judging by the number of folks I saw dumping inards this past season, I'd have to say not many people are aware of this, or they just don't care. There are also those that should read their regulations booklet more closely I suppose. Maybe someone else will chime in with the information. Another way to read it is to go to www.dfw.or.us and look for it on the states site. Anyway, like I said, I thinks its a dumb rule and don't condemn those that break it. I don't see anyone going out a cleaning up all the dead floaters. Gee, what did mother nature do about this before this rule. Anyway, it's their money should they get pinched.
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Old 12-08-2003, 06:28 PM   #12
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i dont know about you, but my salmon inerds never touch the water. The flying rats (seagulls) snatch them up before they ever hit the water.
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Old 12-08-2003, 06:35 PM   #13
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I have a station for my boat also looks similar to the one pictured. Mine was an ption from Steven's on my new pro-vee...
As a retro fit Stevens is way high try a local fabricator, or Motion Marine I'am sure the price will be much eaiser on your fish budget.... Stevens wanted over a grand to retro my old sled.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:04 PM   #14
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Finn-icky,

Last week I was involved with a project to helicopter drop thousands of salmon carcasses into the upper Clackamas River, Eagle Creek, and Clear Fork Creeks, all on the Clackamas River and Zigzag Ranger Districts of the US Forest Service. This cost thousands of dollars, and the nutrient recycling will benefit salmon and other aquatic species. Both the Forest Service and the ODFW were involved in this project. So I wouldn't worry too much about cleaning one or two salmon in the river.
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:35 AM   #15
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Waterfish.... I understand that the state is involved in this kind of activity. I was simply stating the facts. If you look in the 2003 regs on page 8 under general restrictions and read rule #15 you will see what I was takking about. Like I said earlier the game guys probably would not bother you with it, but it could happen. I'm a bit conservative as I would much rather follow the laws as written, rather than take chances. If someone else takes the chance thats their option and will be the one to pay the price should someone press the issue. I don't agree with this rule as you mentioned the neutrients as one good reason. Just pointing it out for those that may not have been aware of it.
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Old 12-09-2003, 05:49 AM   #16
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If I clean my Salman and put them in my Crab rings have I broken yet another LAW........
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Old 12-09-2003, 06:21 AM   #17
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Finn-icky, if you look you will see FOP is in Washintion. We are allowed to place fish inerds back in the river.
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:04 AM   #18
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Fish Addict,
I am an aluminum welder/fabricator. I can do it a heck of a lot cheaper and better the Steven's or Motion marine. I'm located in Vancouver. I'll have to build it here. I can customize it to your needs (height and space restrictions). Heck we could really make it slick and have it powder coated! You wouldn't have the oxidation and corrosion as seen on others.
You or anyone else can PM meif you're interested.
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:12 AM   #19
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I've always thought that the reg on dumping guts in the water is to prevent them from all ending up at the boat ramp......
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BW...Your correct. But I did make it clear I was talking about Oregon regs earlier. And as far as
Hoosier Daddys comment goes, I think personally the law was initiated because of this very reason. Some folks where leaving ramps in a not so great environment. Again, I think the law is a bad one, but as long as its there, I for one will obey it. I feel sorry for the crawdads, crabs, birds and other species that did their part to clean these trimmings up, not to mention the neutrient value that was suggested earlier. At any rate, its not the first or only law we have to deal with.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:39 PM   #21
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Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's input.

Have a great holliday!
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Old 12-11-2003, 07:48 AM   #22
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Ooooh, this is such a cool thread!!! :smile: Get them fish-cleaning stations all waxed up. Springers are a'comin!!!
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Old 12-11-2003, 02:55 PM   #23
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I just wanted to put a big thanks out to Ragnar for doing such an awesome job of fabricating my fish cleaning station!
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Old 12-11-2003, 07:01 PM   #24
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Ok, Now ya got us all excited. That didn't take long.

Lets see pictures, we need pictures.

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Old 12-12-2003, 06:24 AM   #25
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You are welcome sir.

Sorry. I don't have a camera.... [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img] for pics.
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Ragnar,
I sent you a pm. I might be your next victim :grin: .

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Old 12-12-2003, 01:37 PM   #27
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here are some pics! I did not think about having Ragnar weld post's on the bottom, because I wanted to use existing parts I already had!
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Looks good. You will enjoy it I'm sure.

Nice bead Ragner. Nice to have them toys to build metal thingies, huh?

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