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Publication numberUS3747881 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1973
Filing dateDec 16, 1969
Priority dateDec 16, 1969
Publication numberUS 3747881 A, US 3747881A, US-A-3747881, US3747881 A, US3747881A
InventorsAkamu W
Original AssigneeAkamu W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Deep sea fishing
US 3747881 A
Abstract
A deep sea fishing pole holder has a tubular sleeve which slips over a seat pedestal. A vertical plate extends seaward from the sleeve and has ratchet serrations along its lower edge. A pin in the plate above the serrations receives a pole-holding staff. A pin at the bottom of the staff holds a ratchet-engaging pawl. A pawl operating rod extends upward along the tube and terminates in a lock collar and handle, which is held in either a locked or unlocked position. The pawl is held away from the ratchet when the pole is pumped, and the pawl is engaged when it is desired to lock the pole in a selected angular position.
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United States Patent [1 1 Akamu DEEP SEA FISHING [76] Inventor: Walter Akamu, 59 Gartley PL,

Honolulu, Hawaii [22] Filed: Dec. 16, 1969 211 Appl. No.: 870,676

[52] U.S. Cl... 248/42, 43/21.2, 74/535,

297/ 188 [51] Int. Cl. A0lk 97/10 Field of Search 248/38, 39, 40, 42, 248/43; 297/188, 192, 217; 74/5.35, 577; 43/212 [56 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 567,084 9/1896 Eicher 43121.2 UX 735,454 8/1903 Bradbury. 248/40 1,174,319 3/1916 l-lipwood.. 248/38 X 1,223,884 4/1917 Johnstone 297/217 X 1,406,571 2/1922 McCoy 248/42 X 2,607,398 8/1952 Andrews.. 248/44 2,877,828 3/ 1959 Barnette 248/38 X [4 1 July 24, 1973 Primary Examiner-William' H. Schultz Attorney-James C. Wray [57] ABSTRACT A deep sea fishing pole holder has a tubular sleeve which slips over a seat pedestal. A vertical plate extends seaward from the sleeve and has ratchet serrations along its lower edge. A pin in the plate above the serrations receives a pole-holding staff. A pin at the bottom of the staff holds a ratchet-engaging pawl. A pawl operating rod extends upward along the tube and terminates in a lock collar and handle, which is held in either a locked or unlocked position. The pawl is held away from the ratchet when the pole is pumped, and the pawl is engaged when it is desired to lock the pole in a selected angular position.

i Z GI aiIns 1 firawing Figure DEEP SEA FISHING Enclosed is a drawing of the pole holder to illustrate its function.

Said pole holder is welded on a sleeve A, which in turn slips onto anchor post A-l, which supports the chair which slips onto sleeve A locked with set screw yet giving 360 movement. Anchor post A-l is welded onto one-quarter inch metal base plate A2 which in turn is secured to deck as illustrated. There are three lock positions on plate B, which is controlled by lock rod D which controls ratchet lock F to engage plate B. The lock rod is controlled on lock plate E by lock collar D-l. The lock rod is engaged by having it in the forward position on the lock plate where the lock collar sits on the plate, but the lock rod will be disengaged by merely pulling the lock rod backward thus allowing the lock collar to drop through the keyhole on the plate, as illustrated in top view of lock plate E, in drawing. These locked positions, varying from 45 to 75 approximately, will allow the angler to fight the fish in various pole positions or to rest completely. And with the lock disengaged, the angler may pump at will.

The pole staff or rod staff C, as shown in the side elevation of the drawing, has its sidewall of its upper end offset 1 inch to 1 V4 to accommodate varying size rods, and a V4 inch bolt H is used for the rod stop. The pole staff C pivots on plate B on a as inch bolt G, and another inch boltI is used to secure ratchet lock F. The lock rod D is attached through ratchet lock F and is secured by a cotter pin.

The present Big Game Pole Holder, unlike other ordinary pole holders, enables anglers both young and old to completely relax. In an ordinary pole holder, the pole end is placed into a socket and is attached to the harness which in turn is fastened to the angler; the pole itself hasto be held by the angler. In this invention, the pole holder has a steel tubing, item C of drawing, as its staff where the pole is merely placed and is unattended if so desired, thus leaving the angler free to do other chores or relax.

Acutal fighting of the fish is done with a minimum effort. By having said pole holder in any one of the three locked positions, all the angler has to do is to control the braking on the reel. In an ordinary pole holder, the game is frequently lost because of improper braking. Having both hands on the pole, the angler cannot at times control the brake properly. With the pole holder of the present invention in the unlocked position, the angler may pump the pole at will while fighting the fish. Then when he gets tired, the angler locks the pole holder in a desired position and rests completely.

The pole holder is durably built of heavy steel plating and tubing. For easy maintenance, it is highly chromed or it may be painted.

The "Big Game Pole Holder" is so designed that it can be mounted easily on any type of fish fighting chair in a detachable manner.

As shown in the drawing of the detail of lock plate E, the opening in the lock plate is keyhole shaped. The large part of the opening passes the lock collar D-l, while the small part of the opening prevents passage of lock collar D-l. When lock rod D is positioned within the small part of the opening in lock plate E, the lock rod may not be moved longitudinally, and the pawl F is held in fixed position.

As shown in the drawing, the ratchet teeth are formed in a lower edge of plate B. Pivot pin G which extends through an upper part of the plate B holds staff C in swinging relationship on plate B. Pin I through the lower end of staff C holds pawl F which is attached to the lower end of rod D. When rod D is lowered, pawl F is swun downward about pin I out of engagement with the ratchet. When rod D is pulled upward, pawl F is swung upward around pin I into engagement with the ratchet.

The staff as shown in side elevation has a forwardly displaced portion and provides mounting for varied shapes and sizes of fishing poles.

I claim:

1. A deep sea fishing pole holder comprising a chair mounting means for mounting on a chair, a plate having one end connected to the chair mounting means for cantilevering the plate outward therefrom, a ratchet on one edge of the plate, a pin extending from the plate remote from the ratchet, a pole holding staff mounted transversely on the pin, and extending in opposite directions therefrom for rotation about the pin, a pawl attached to the staff adjacent the ratchet for selectively engaging the ratchet at a selected position and means to hold the pawl disengaged from the rachet and means to hold the pawl engaged with the ratchet, an operating rod having one end connected to the pawl, extending upward along the staff and having'a second end adjacent the staff away from the plate, lock means connected to the operating rod and to the staff for locking the operating rod in one of two positions, thereby holding the pawl engaged or disengaged from the ratchet, whereby a pole mounted in the staff may be pumped when the pawl is held disengaged from the ratchet, and whereby the pole mounted in the stafi and the staff may be locked at a desired position when the pawl is held engaged with the ratchet.

2. The holder of claim 1 and wherein the ratchet is formed in a lower edge of the plate, wherein the pawl is movably connected to a lower end of the staff, whereby the pawl may be moved downward away from the ratchet to unlock the staff, and to permit pumping of a pole mounted within the staff.

3. The holder of claim 2 wherein the plate is vertically oriented, wherein the pin extends horizontally from the plate near an upper edge thereof, wherein the staff extends along the plate, wherein a second pin is mounted in the staff near the lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pawl is mounted on the second pin.

4. The holder of claim 1 further comprising a lock plate connected to the staff near the second end of the rod, an elongated opening of varied width in the lock plate, through which opening passes the rod, and a collar fixed to the rod adjacent the lock plate, the collar having a maximum dimension traverse to the rod elongation of less than a maximum dimension of the lock plate opening and greater than a minimum dimension of the opening whereby shifting the collar from one side of the plate to the other side of the plate by moving the rod up and down in its elongated direction while the collar and rod are unlocked engages the pawl and ratchet to lock the pole in a desired position, or disengages the pawl from the ratchet to permit pumping of the pole.

5. The holder of claim 1 wherein the mounting means comprises a sleeve for surrounding an anchor post.

6. The holder of claim 5 wherein the sleeve is vertical, and wherein the plate is vertical and is radially outwardly mounted on the sleeve.

7. The holder of claim 1 wherein the staff comprises a tube having an upper tubular portion for receiving a fishing pole through an upward opening, a stop extending in the tube near a lower end of the upper tubular portion for preventing further downward movement of a pole within the tubular portion, and the staff having a split portion extending downward from the tubular portion, the split portion having two spaced apart lateral portions positioned on opposite sides of the plate and extending beyond a lower edge of the plate.

8. The holder of claim 7 wherein the ratchet is along a lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pin is mounted near an upper and outward extremity of the plate and extends oppositely from both sides of the plate through the lateral portions of the staff below the stop, and further comprising a second pin extending between the lateral portions beneath the lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pawl is movably mounted on the second pin to engage and disengage the ratchet between lateral portions of the staff.

9. The holder of claim 1 wherein the staff extends upward from the pin beyond a chair seat, and wherein the staff is deflected outward from the seat, then upward, then rearward, then upward in continuation of a main axis of the staff.

10. The holder of claim 6 wherein the lock means comprises a lock plate connected to the staff near a second end of the rod, an elongated opening of varied width in the lock plate, through which opening passes the rod, and a collar fixed to the rod adjacent the lock plate, the collar having a maximum dimension traverse to the rod elongation of less than a maximum dimension of the lock plate opening and greater than a minimum dimension of the opening whereby shifting the collar from one side of the plate to the other side of the plate by moving the rod up and down in its elongated direction while the collar and rod are unlocked engages the pawl and ratchet to lock the pole in a desired position, or disengages the pawl from the ratchet to permit 4 pumping of the pole.

11. The holder of claim 6 wherein the ratchet is along a lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pin is mounted near an upper and outward extremity of the plate and extends oppositely from both sides of the plate through the lateral portions of the staff below the stop, and further comprising a second pin extending between the lateral portions beneath the lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pawl is movably mounted on the second pin to engage and disengage the ratchet between lateral portions of the staff.

12. A deep sea fishing pole holder comprising a chair mounting means for mounting on a chair, a plate having one end connected to the chair mounting means for cantilevering the plate outward therefrom, a ratchet on one edge of the plate, a pin extending from the plate remote from the ratchet, a pole holding staff having separated lateral portions mounted transversely on the pin, and extending in opposite directions therefrom for rotation about the pin, a pawl attached to the staff adjacent the ratchet for selectively engaging the ratchet at a selected position and means to hold the pawl disengaged from the ratchet and means to hold the pawl engaged with the ratchet, whereby a pole mounted in the staff may be pumped when the pawl is held disengaged from the ratchet, and whereby the pole mounted in the staff and the staff may be locked at a desired position when the pawl is held engaged with the ratchet, wherein the ratchet is along a lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pin is mounted near an upper and outward extremity of the plate and extends oppositely from both sides of the plate through the lateral portions of the staff below the stop, and further comprising a second pin extending between the lateral portions beneath the lower edge of the plate, and wherein the pawl is movably mounted on the second pin to engage and disengage the ratchet between lateral portions of the staff.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/514, 248/538, 43/21.2, 297/188.21, 74/535
International ClassificationA01K97/10
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/10
European ClassificationA01K97/10