Awww yeah! New project and bucket list sailing kayak that I picked up a couple of days ago and in my favorite color to boot! Hobie Mirage Tandem Island. This should be loads of fun! 😁
I just completed a leak check this afternoon on the hull to make sure that there are no hidden cracks which I don’t yet know about. It’s a bit time consuming to do but necessary sometimes for a peace of mind… At a length of 18.5 feet long – she is a beast! 😳
Here is another diy where I modify my buddies 2019 Hobie Pro Angler 14 by adding a single ama from a Hobie Adventure Island which will include a removable engine mount setup for a Suzuki 2.5 hp outboard. For a complete breakdown on how this mod was accomplished, check out the following video: https://youtu.be/9zqyuEJtoD8
Rear Xbar Template: PDF
I am super happy this morning to have finally received my order of a Shimano TR2000 Lever Drag Reel mounted to a Shimano TDR90 medium action trolling rod. 😃👍
Another Adventure Island ama mod with outboard motor mount in process on a 2019 Hobie PA14… 😊👍
Use a drift chute to keep your kayak from getting flipped and rolled on surf re-entry. This will keep a kayak that has one or two outriggers coming in straight ( this method should also work with regular kayaks as well ).
Due to having to deal with what seemed to be excessive play on the steering handle of my Native Slayer Propel 10 kayak, I decided to embark on a mission to come up with a viable and cheap solution that would aid in supporting the complete shaft of the steering handle.
Catching up on one of many small projects that I had put on hold for quite some time now which will helps me to temporarily take my mind off of our current quarantine situation concerning the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
Check out the link to the FWC interactive map and see which boat ramps in your area are open or closed
This is version 2.0 of my floating bait livewell that I can drag behind me with the kayak or use it off a pier, the shoreline or jetties. It’s circumference is the size of a five gallon bucket but the netting allows it to hold a large amount of bait. I like this setup for the main reason that the bait is in its environment with no need to worry about water temp, circulating the water or using a air bubbler to oxygenate the water to try and keep the bait fish alive.
Links to key products used in this video:
► Mesh Laundry Bag → https://amzn.to/2wzK5D6
► Bait Bucket Lid → https://amzn.to/2wMvqnQ
► 5 Gallon Bucket → https://www.lowes.com