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    Default DIY Weights

    I thought I'd try this simple stick weight build. Having some old lead around, these weights are only about $10/each out of pocket.

    First time melting lead:


    1 1/4" EMT conduit with 1" knockout caps. 14" pipe = 9.2 pounds:






    2003 Jetcraft SK2125, Yamaha 150, Yamaha T8, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

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    Very Nice!!!!! SuperD Slick build, does the eye bolt extend down into the lead inside?

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    The eye has a 2.5" shank. I double nutted a washer at the tip of the shank to act as an anchor in the lead. It's not coming out. I also JB Welded the caps on both ends so it should be water tight.
    2003 Jetcraft SK2125, Yamaha 150, Yamaha T8, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

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    Dave did you leave the 1" 1/4 emt on or take it off? I am trying to get ready to make me some while my boat is getting repaired. Thanks Bill

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    Bill, the caps in the 2nd and 3rd pics seal the lead in the conduit. 14 of 1 1/4 EMT created 9 lbs. weights.
    2003 Jetcraft SK2125, Yamaha 150, Yamaha T8, 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

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