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New Diy Lionfish Dungeon Design

Discussion in 'Underwater Hunting' started by Shotmaster, May 18, 2016.

  1. Shotmaster

    Shotmaster Barracuda

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    Location: Melbourne, Fl
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    After looking at the commercial designs, like Zoo Keeper, Lionfish Hotel, and several DIY designs, I wanted something that had sufficient capacity, a clear housing, easy to use and easy to dump the catch, and it had to inexpensive. Here is what I cam up with. If anyone has an interest, I will post more pictures, and a how how to build it. Let me know if you need more.

    Materials
    2 five gallon plastic water bottles
    One old lobster chute or you can use a large plastic funnel if you cut slots
    One 8" boat hatch
    Aluminum rivets
    Rivet gun
    Drill and bit
    Shears, saw, or Dremel tool to cut the ju 20160517_115912.jpg 20160517_115924.jpg 20160517_115901.jpg 20160517_115957.jpg 20160517_225456.jpg 20160517_225426.jpg
     
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  2. Mark Fowler

    Mark Fowler Garibaldi

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    Very nice. Did you add the black handles or were those on the five gallon plastic water bottles already?
     
  3. Shotmaster

    Shotmaster Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Melbourne, Fl
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    They come on the jugs. They are pretty secure, but I may put a couple of rivets in them as insurance. But water weighs 8lbs a gallon so they should hold up to at least the 40 lbs that the 5 gallons weighs. Also, I forgot to mention I used 5200 on the neck and the hatch because of the curves to hold it in place. I put rivets in after the adhesive set.
     
  4. Shotmaster

    Shotmaster Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Melbourne, Fl
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    I got my jugs at lowes, I had to buy them full. I just found them at Walmart for $6.00 empty.

    So my next one will cost less to make.

    $12.00 for jugs
    $3.00 for a plastic funnel
    $9.00 for boat hatch
    $4.00 3M 5200
    $3.00 rivets
    $1.78 for rivet backing washers
    Total: $33.00
     
  5. Mark Fowler

    Mark Fowler Garibaldi

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    You could also secure a rope between the two handles to add a more slack handle.
     
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  6. Shotmaster

    Shotmaster Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Melbourne, Fl
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    I plan to put a tubular nylon line with a quick release on it.
     
  7. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    looks good...have you used it yet...what size is that tank?
     
  8. Shotmaster

    Shotmaster Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Melbourne, Fl
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    The tank is a Faber 95, so you can see the Dungeon is a good size. Going out Sunday spearing. I had it in the pool to see if there was any drag. It swims easy.
     
  9. Fishspearit

    Fishspearit Angel Fish

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    It looks good. The only other than I can think of is that you might need some drainage on the bottom to reduce the drag through the water and to make it easier to get out of the water without turning it entrance-side down.
     
  10. Shotmaster

    Shotmaster Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Melbourne, Fl
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    image.jpg Take a closer look, there are several hundred holes drilled around the base and the in the hatch cover.

     
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