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SlabSeeker0485
09-27-2018, 10:58 PM
What a good umbrella to use on the water. About to buy the holder but canít seem to find any umbrellas.

CrappiePappy
09-28-2018, 12:02 AM
Can't vouch for what's "best", but I bought a beach umbrella from Lowe's for ~$25.00 ... 2pc metal pole with tilt adjustment ... then fabricated a PVC holder :

https://www.crappie.com/crappie/attachments/testing-area/303905d1527008126-testing-pic-updates-20170801_131357-jpeg

Note : I only paid for the joints & reducer, as the PVC poles were "free" (I know a guy ;)).

The umbrella is subject to being blown inside out in high wind (>15mph) but flips back into place without damage. But the umbrella cannot be blown out of the holder because I have a cotter pin inserted thru the PVC & the umbrella pole.

"G"
09-28-2018, 04:39 AM
I have a 9 ft. Sportsbrella....it fits in a 3/4 seat mount. 317611

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SlabSeeker0485
09-28-2018, 07:10 AM
Thanks guys. I actually have your PVC pic saved for reference in case I decide to go that route! Iíve looked around the google pages but most all the umbrellas Iíve seen are very ďbeachyĒ with their neon rainbow colors haha. I was hoping for an outdoor brand logo or maybe a fav college team? Glad to see what a 9í umbrella looks like on a boat. G, do you have any issues with wind?

yobuck
09-28-2018, 07:16 AM
Tie it down because they will blow away, and you wont always find it.
Look on ebay.

"G"
09-28-2018, 07:33 AM
Look close at lower part of pole....I have a small chain attached and snapped to a small D ring on floor.

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Hanr3
09-28-2018, 07:49 AM
I use a patio table umbrella. Bought an extra seat pedestal. Install pedestal into empty seat base, insert umbrella, and open it. The umbrella comes with a removeable extension, plus tilts near the top. Haven't lost it yet, however I like the snaplink/chain idea for piece of mind.

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Lloakley930
09-28-2018, 01:52 PM
Those sportsbrellas should be going on sale soon. The tie downs on the outside part of the brella is a nice part. My cheap beach umbrellas turn inside out with wind gusts.

eagle 1
09-28-2018, 04:16 PM
Ordered mine from Dicks sporting goods (sports brella ),got the holder (shade tree ) from e-z pole holder on this site .

SlabSeeker0485
09-28-2018, 04:32 PM
Ordered mine from Dicks sporting goods (sports brella ),got the holder (shade tree ) from e-z pole holder on this site .

Yea I like the look of these. Are they all 8ft umbrellas?

"G"
09-28-2018, 04:41 PM
2 sizes in Sportsbrellas...8 ft and 9 ft.

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SlabSeeker0485
09-28-2018, 04:59 PM
2 sizes in Sportsbrellas...8 ft and 9 ft.

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Thanks G

Zman
09-29-2018, 11:19 AM
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Zman
09-29-2018, 11:21 AM
I used a golf umbrella with pvc works good. Like everyone says be sure to tie it down and a pin ,


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PawPaw "gene"
09-29-2018, 07:11 PM
Zman are they biting? lol But seriously, is your umbrella attached to the back of your seat or it just looks that way. I want to rig a smaller umbrella that way for my wife.
"gene"

Zman
09-29-2018, 08:48 PM
Sorry didnít show the 11/4 pvc pipe, a T on the seat post and a elbow then a 36Ē piece 317826317827317828


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Zman
09-29-2018, 08:51 PM
The two bottom pictures I seen on another guys boat I thought look good but a lot more work, so I did the pvc pipe


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Zman
09-29-2018, 08:53 PM
Paw paw gene, to let you know I caught as many fish under the boat port as I did on the lake that day [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]


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PawPaw "gene"
09-30-2018, 04:23 AM
Sounds like my catch lately. I'm afraid to launch the boat because I don't think my bilge pump is big enough to get rid of all the rain water that's been falling.

That seat back set up is what I'm thinking of.
Thanks,
"gene"