A DIY 3d printing project for attaching a fixed rudder/skeg made from a cutting board to a trolling motor with a 1-1/8″ shaft.
This is a mod that I implemented to my Pelican Bass Raider 10e which allows a 3d printed shim(s) to be placed inside between the upper and lower deck of the hull after drilling with the hole saw. The purpose of this shim is allow the scupper drain, after insertion, to be properly secured when it is tightened down by the drain nut and not deform the hull surfaces.
3D PRINT FILES: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4775154
DRAIN PLUG: https://amzn.to/2Pclehx
DEEP CUT HOLE SAW: https://amzn.to/3pTowTs
5200 MARINE SEALANT: https://amzn.to/3qTfuat
THRU-HULL DRAIN: https://amzn.to/2ZP5xii
I made the Hobie mirage drive fin guards as a means to help protect and extend the life of the leading edge of my mirage drive fin toward the ends where they are most vulnerable to cuts and gouges which can occur from collisions with shallow water obstructions like oysters beds and sharp rocks. The mirage drive fins still rotate on their mast with the guards mounted just like normal. Sadly these will not prevent bending of the mast due to severe contact or collision with an object…
Link for STL file is available on youtubes video description…
I finally had enough with the propel drive locks on my Native Slayer 10 kayak being such a pain most of the time to engage and disengage so I decided to put my own “spin” on things and create a drive lock mechanism that, to me, is easier to use and more efficient than the stock units.
This design was my solution for wanting easy access to my handheld VHF radio while keeping it secure from accidentally dropping it in the ocean. May be applicable to other kayaks as well including boats.
► 3D Print File → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4441247
So far I’m very happy with the results of this setup as it is working out for me as I had hoped that it would… 😊👍
I’m very happy with the new 3d design of a microphone mount that I created which goes onto a Suptig Rechargeable Waterproof housing for my GoPro Hero 4 Silver. This setup will also utilize the Wasabi Power Extended Battery pack and case cover. I can’t wait to test it out soon!
I came up with a new Hawg Trough storage clip design for my Slayers motor mount yesterday which I think is going to work out great. I printed it out this morning and from what I can see so far is that it does not interfere with the rear crate or the rod holders and I should still have easy access to it when needed. A small bungee will keep it in place when transporting the kayak.
For a limited time a Hobie Xbar Extrusion Support Kit will be made available for public purchase for those interested in duplicating the modification I made of adding a Hobie Adventure Island Outrigger (called an ama) to a Hobie Pro Angler 14.
Contact me using the form below and specify that you may be interested in purchasing a Hobie Xbar Extrusion Support Kit for details.