Kobalt Mini Power Box

Just finished up with my Kobalt mini power box which uses a 24 volt Kobalt lithium battery pack that is stepped down to 12 volts. The main purpose of this battery box is to power the lights and fish finder on my kayak. Initial testing indicates that one battery should power up my needs for over a 24 hour period but having extra space available in the box allows me to carry a spare battery as well. I opted for this build to be as bare bones as possible with only the essentials which for me are a power switch and an external battery connection.

Hobie PA17T Stern Light

I’ve been trying to come up with a stern light setup for my PA17 to finish up with the lighting system but I also wanted it to work as a stand alone stern light for any one of my other Hobies. This is my current solution and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

Sailing the “Wind Catcher”

On this day I took out my brother-in-law to do a little sailing (his first time ever) on the Indian River in Edgewater,Florida. Winds were expected to be very high, 28 mph gusts, so I knew the sailing would be good. What I did not expect was the winds pushing us back to shore so badly when trying to launch that it made it virtually impossible for us until we opted to just use the outboard in reverse to get us out to open water. This trip also allowed me to test the updated motor mount which I detailed in another video.