A simple, non sailing, wip option that I came up with for the Hobie Adventure / Tandem Island kayaks that utilizes the Hobie Kayak Sidekick AMA Kit.
06/18/2021 – The beginning of a second day trip breaking in the new boat and motor on the St Johns River.
Why buy when I have the means to just make them. 1.98″ Trailer Wheel Bearing Protectors Dust Cover printed out of ABS plastic.
The maiden voyage of my Hobie Tandem Island turned out to be a little more adventurous than expected when all of a sudden we began to take on water in the hull. At the time I had no idea what caused that to happen but once I got all the water pumped out of the hull we were still able to have a great day of simple sailing with no more unforeseen issues. I am so glad that I had my water pump and sponges with me otherwise the outcome would have been very different.
Sibling bonding at its best while sailing and enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer that most take for granted or just never get to see and enjoy. 😊👍
Having shade is a very nice and sometimes important commodity to have when spending the day out on the water especially here in Florida while caught out during the midday sun which can get very hot and unforgiving at times. I have found the hexagon shape to be the best option when searching for a cover solution. I’m sure this can be done without having a sheet riser / utility bar but I’m definitely glad to have mine.
This video is about a very simple but strong and effective outboard motor mount that I made for my Hobie Tandem Island sailing kayak and it will show in minor detail on its construction including measurements to hopefully aid others on constructing their own outboard motor mount.
I created these back in January of 2019 when I added crossbars to my Hobie PA14 in hopes that they will be more durable and offer better protection for the crossbar ends than the original soft design offered by Hobie.
► 3D Files available here → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4698557