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mine is probably 18” high and would like to cut it down. How tall do you like your platform?

Also best tools to cut pipe?

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20' to 24" seems a bit tall. I use my small yeti 14 ".And from the front of my Shadowcast that's about perfect. The caveat is what boat? My Gheenoe didn't have a front deck so 20" would have been a blessing.
 

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I was thinking of making one about 3 ft tall so the dumbass up front can see nearly as good as dumbass yelling at him in the back. Depends who’s turn it is. Not at mine now, but it’s got to be a good 16inches. As tall as most of you 50ish quart coolers.
Cut with a skill saw. I say that as most people have one and wood blades(good ones) cut aluminum. Wear ear protection and tape everything up.
 

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Hell Yeah 20-24". You want to see or miss fish? I think the standard is 15-18". But why dilly dally around?
And you can see un obstructively while sitting at the steering wheel. Lastly if you are not using it, it can go right over your 18" high Yeti
 

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I never thought about how high my platform is. Ill have to measure and get back to you
 

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If you get too high they see you before you can get in casting range. I have to squat a lot on my poling platform or they spook before I see them.
 

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how about cutting tools? i was thinking one of those pipe cutters that you spin around and tighten a little every few turns but that seems like it will take forever.
 

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If you haven’t cut aluminum with a circular saw you sure as hell don’t want to learn on pipe and end up in the emergency room. A port a band is the way to go. A 4 1/2” metal cutoff wheel on a grinder would work but it’s pretty dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing.
 

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Since OP was asking how to cut I doubt he has a portable band saw. Skill saw works as does a table saw. Let’s go for a jigsaw or Sawzall. If that’s a no go. Try a hack saw.
 

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Mount a 6’ step ladder up there...:D
I’ve seen that. Bring orange rachet straps and all.

Even worse. I saw a aluminum ladder cut at the first brace with plywood strapped to the back as a polling tower. Whatever works!

My platform is 16” tall in the front of a Shadowcast.

Cut with a port a band or even a sawzall. Either measure and tape each leg or cut a tight fitting piece of pvc and slide over each leg during the cut. They should help make all cuts the same.
 

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I’ve seen that. Bring orange rachet straps and all.

Even worse. I saw a aluminum ladder cut at the first brace with plywood strapped to the back as a polling tower. Whatever works!

My platform is 16” tall in the front of a Shadowcast.

Cut with a port a band or even a sawzall. Either measure and tape each leg or cut a tight fitting piece of pvc and slide over each leg during the cut. They should help make all cuts the same.
Damn good idea on the PVC guide!
 
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