If you use a pole then a Footplate is a must!!!!.I'd reccomend the Boss footplate for your box.Well made and yes it does fold for transportation.
(In fact i would get the complete system kit for the box which gives you the wheels and handle as well as the footplate.)
The only drawback is the square leg system,but there are plenty of square to round adaptors now so that acccesories can be mounted to them,
As Peter says, if you use a Pole then the plate is a must - certainly if you fish long session with a pole at 8 or more meters. I am a fan of the Octoplus gear and I suggest you look at the prices from WMAC.
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Great info, great guys, great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
Markye.Hi! Definately get a footplate.Besides the helping you to be seated properly with a pole. It is always the thing that gets forgotten,(IT KEEPS YOU FEET OUT OFF THE COLD,WET MUD OR WATER!)
Seriously if you sit with your feet uncomfortable for up to 6 hours,you will wish you stayed at home!
Also with the extra 2 feet that you have with the foot platformit makes your box more stable on uneven ground or mud.
I have the octoplus legs on my box & use a 4 bar fisheasy platform which ive customised slightly to suit myself in the following ways
1- I got some 1/4" square mesh from pet shop the type you use on bird boxes ect & cut a piece to exactlty fit across all 4 bars & secured it to the top with cable ties.
this helps me keep my feet more secure as my heel does not keep dropping through the gaps
(i have one leg disabled}also when i drop a fish off as i swing it to hand it does fall straioght through ,same goes for anything else that i drop.
2- I cut an ordinary 6" octoplus knet bracket in half bolted 1 1/2 dead centre on the front of the platform for a small V rest to support my pole /whip & the other just to side
Also i have even got a pair of octoplus legs cut down to 4" so that i can use it on hard platforms as well without having front legs stick up to far in the way