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Old 12-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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I am looking for a post that shows a bait prep station that was built from plastic cutting board material. Searched high and low but cannot remember who posted it or what it was called. The poster talked about what the material was and where they ordered it. Any help would be great.

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Old 12-20-2011, 11:59 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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I built one that fits into my Folbe mounts for about 15 bucks. I had a few extra extensions laying around, so I cut those smooth and used epoxy to attach them to a cutting board. Works awesome. I also put a plug cutter on the cutting board. Since it is made out of original folbe extensions, It fits perfectly in the mounts, and can even lock in/change angles etc.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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Some manufacturers of bait stations and fillet stations use a product called Seaboard HDPE (high density polyethylene). HDPE is pretty common and can be found on McMaster-Carr's website in various size sheets and thickness. Be sure to do your homework on how you plan to assemble your bait station before you start buying sheets of plastic. Having minimal experience with plastics, I can tell you HDPE is not a product that is very easily glued together.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:45 PM   #5
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Like this perhaps?

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Old 12-20-2011, 12:46 PM   #6
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I am looking for a post that shows a bait prep station that was built from plastic cutting board material. Searched high and low but cannot remember who posted it or what it was called. The poster talked about what the material was and where they ordered it. Any help would be great.
I am doing the same thing right now. In fact should be getting a call from the guy any minute to look at the boat and draw it up. For material google Polyproplyne (sp) cutting board. All kinds of suppliers and some with free shipping. I found a guy who will weld this for a reasonable price. I will ask him if he is interested....maybe we could go together on getting some material and have this guy weld it up. I was going to go with aluminum and drop in a store bought board....to keep it affordable.

I checked with Miller Marine and I am sure the product is top rated...but WOOWZER...way out of my affordability range.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:04 PM   #7
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Polypropylene is easy to work with and weldable with a hot air welder and polypro weld rod or the stuff can be screwed together either by drill and tap or sheet metal screws. Use stainless. Harrington plastics will have all the material or they can tell you where to get it. Another advantage to polypro is that when it goes overboard it floats, not so with polyethylene.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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Here is another way of going about it. I built a 40" X 12" X12" aluminum bleeding box (drains overboard) that doubles as a filleting station or bait station when I add the wooden table to the top. It just hangs on the outside of the false transom on my Alumaweld. Works like a charm. When fishing gets hot, the fish can be left in the box for a period of time until things slow down and then they can be cleaned. The table is just plywood with drain holes... nothing pricy.



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Old 12-20-2011, 07:59 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the help gentlemen.. I got what i needed along with some others.... Its never ending. Glad its Christmas....... My wife isn't....
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #10
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I checked with Miller Marine and I am sure the product is top rated...but WOOWZER...way out of my affordability range.
I can appreciate guys who build their own stuff I have always been one of those guys. I can tell you my tables are the least profitable things I build. I sell almost all of them factory direct because they are so expensive to build it does not leave much room for a mark up.

I use the best material I can buy and it is expensive. I use Seaboard and it has gone way up in price being a petroleum based product my cost of material has gone up over 30% since last year and I have not increased my prices yet.

My tables are all cut on CNC equipment and many hours of hand finishing go into each one. We recently completed 12 tables it took 2 of us 3 days to build them and we used $800 in plastic you can do the math and that does not include the SS hardware.

After the Sportsman Show this year I will be raising the price of the tables to make them profitable. I like making the tables but they are not money makers that is probably why I don't see any others like mine on the market.

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Old 12-20-2011, 09:49 PM   #11
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I can appreciate guys who build their own stuff I have always been one of those guys. I can tell you my tables are the least profitable things I build. I sell almost all of them factory direct because they are so expensive to build it does not leave much room for a mark up.

I use the best material I can buy and it is expensive. I use Seaboard and it has gone way up in price being a petroleum based product my cost of material has gone up over 30% since last year and I have not increased my prices yet.

My tables are all cut on CNC equipment and many hours of hand finishing go into each one. We recently completed 12 tables it took 2 of us 3 days to build them and we used $800 in plastic you can do the math and that does not include the SS hardware.


After the Sportsman Show this year I will be raising the price of the tables to make them profitable. I like making the tables but they are not money makers that is probably why I don't see any others like mine on the market.

Mike
For the record Mike's stuff is as good as it gets and as a boat builder I am familiar with the costs of Seaboard and the stainlesss hardware to put it together...I also recognize the amount of labor that quality stuff takes to build and will say Mikes's prices are actually pretty darn reasonable...
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