We do a few chumming trips each year out of Buzz's, (night chumming is a blast) I always end up being chum boy 'cause Wayne (WJZINK) is captain, and I'm strangely drawn to it. I try to be "neat" about slinging ground fish around but in the morning the boat is disgusting. (Wayne drives, I drink, so it ends up pretty gross, but we slay the fish, so it's not all my fault.) Last summer gooddog let us borrow his chum tube and we hammered the blues, but at the end we lost his chum tube, he was very cool about it. Anyway, I'm in the midst of designing my own, and before I screwed it up I'm soliciting advice. I have two 2' hunks of 4" diameter PVC, four couplers, and four screw in tops. I'm thinking of having Mike grind it directly in the two tubes, sticking them in a bucket on the way out and putting on top off the cleat, and another on the bottom. At the end of the trip, screw off tops, rinse, brush with a toilet brush, stick back in bucket and hopefully wake up to a nicer smelling boat. (It's hell with a hangover) I need advice on a weighting system. For the cleat no problem, I'll put a rock in first and dump the whole thing. How about ideas for the bottom tube? I have 1/4" screw eyes, nuts and washers. I don't have a lead melter, but wouldn't also melt the top if I could poor lead in it? Sorry for the long post, but I'm planning on doing these right. How about hole diameter and number for the tubes also? Mark Oh yeah, thinking of cutting them down a few inches to make them more stable in the bucket on the ride out.
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