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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:54 am 
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Do standard 7.5" aluminum pliers fit inside the deep gear bucket at an angle?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:59 am 
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They do, but. Always a but isn't there. Anything hard like a pair of pliers, or a plastic box, or a water bottle that leans against the side of the large bucket very quickly makes a crack in the side. These buckets are soft and while not fragile, they are not sturdy. In 10 years time I've had 4 or 5 and the one I have now is duct taped and awaiting replacement. I wish Hobie would make one from the same material as the rectangular hatch bucket.

You would be best to either try and find a pair of pliers that will fit flat in the bucket or another way to store your pliers. The side net, if you have one, is a perfect place to store them. My pliers usually end up in the floor after the first fish anyway. Use your cord to keep them from sliding under the seat.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:49 am 
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Yea I know about the side pockets was just worried about the screws interfering with the rudder cable on the Compass.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Here is another idea.....
Since I always wear my PFD, I carry my 6 3/4" long pliers on the front of my NRS PFD as shown. The Shimano pliers pocket will handle longer pliers.
The retractable SS leash works great and I never need to go looking for the pliers.

I also carry the smaller split ring + cutter pliers for spectra type line, in the RH vest pocket (left side of the photo). It's leashed too.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:03 pm 
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That's crazy that a water bottle will end up cracking a $25 bucket.

Do regular sized Fish Grips (not the Jr) fit inside the Hobie Mesh Pocket enough that I wouldn't be worried about them flying out while full speed pedaling?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:40 pm 
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I just clamp on my seat. I have rubber map pockets that have some give to them and never had anything fall out. If anything else I use a small tether for things I worry about losing.

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