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.
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 anama) 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’m feeling pretty good about the update to my summer nights hatcam setup for 2019 using a Anker PowerCore+ Mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Aluminum Power Bank held by custom 3d printed mounts for continuous recording of 8+ hours using a 64gb sdcard on a Ion Air Pro Lite action camera.
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: