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.
I wanted a gaff for my kayak when going offshore but did not want to go the traditional gaff route so I decided to make my own version of a hawaiian / kage spear gaff. This video shows how I made it using a 5/16″ rod and how easily it all went together. The best part for me is that it floats and I can easily remove / replace the spear portion when and if necessary.
The file for the 3dprinted insert can be downloaded using the link below and is available for 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″ or 1/2″ diameter rods.
When it comes to lighting, if you run a motorized kayak at night, especially if registered in your state, then you should follow the same rules and regulations as a boat. This is a simple mount that I created so that I could attach a specific bow navigation light to my Hobie Pro Angler 14 kayak. The navigation light that I used is sold by Shoreline Marine and is battery powered. No drilling required. This mount is attached using an adhesive, double sided carpet tape or 3M tape to the top of the Hobie emblem found on the bow of the kayak. The 3d printed file for this base is available for download on thingiverse for those who would like to make one for their kayak. A link will be provided below:
► 3D Light Base → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3174345
I am happy to share a video from a fellow youtuber named JTgatoring in where he was working on a project of making the longtail mudmotor for his jonboat weedless. After watching his initial weedless video, the solution he came up with worked fine but it also created another issue for him of not having easy access to use a prop removal tool when needed. I began thinking – “how would I tackle that situation?”. I offered JTgatoring my solution and with that said, the following video explains the rest of this story…
For those interested in the updated spacers – please visit the following link: