My Hobie PA14 Bow Navigation Light

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

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Garmin Striker 4 on the Slayer…

This is where I finally decided to mount the Garmin Fish Finder on my Slayer 10… I found this to be the best spot for me since it does not use up any space inside the deck area of the kayak. It was really cheap and simple. I have another Garmin mount for my Hobie PA so it is a simple process of un-clipping the Garmin itself off of one mount and on to the other.

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The transducer, which is mounted to a simple flat aluminum bar, simply swings up and out of the way when not in use. The bungee on the handle is used to hold it in place.

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Using the stock accessory rail, two brass t-bolts hold everything in place.

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Other images of this setup can be seen here: https://floridafishhunter.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/all-work-and-no-play/

Simple DIY Kayak Bike Tow Hitch

As per a viewers request, I go into some detail on what my setup is that I used to tow my kayak behind my bike. I say simple because no fabrication or cutting is required to accomplish what I made. A few “off the shelf” items are all that is needed and they are listed below:

► Seattle Sports All-Terrain Cart → https://amzn.to/2xYRLMv
► WeeRide Hitch → https://amzn.to/2OELpM0
► U-Bolt → https://amzn.to/2IChu1p
► Steel Perforated Square Tube → Plated-Steel-Perforated-Square-Tube

Helping out when I can

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:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3113213

Propel Drive Net Cradle

The net cradle was designed to be mounted on the threaded insert of the Native Watercraft propel drive located on top of the units pedal drive assembly. The bungee, shown in the video, is optional but does aid in securing the net when not in use. Requires a 1/4-20 x one inch long stainless steel bolt for mounting.

I have been using this net cradle for quite some time now and have only good things to say about it. Also this is one of those “must have” accessory mods for me on the Native Slayer 10… I did not realize until now that I never shared this mod so as they say “better late than never”. Hopefully those that make this cradle will get some joyful use out of it as I most certainly have.

► Thingiverse → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3066613

GoPro Mic Adapter Hot Shoe Mount Keeper

I recently purchased a GoPro microphone adapter so that I can mount it on to my aluminum camera shell. I needed a way to securely mount the adapter but also be easily removable as well. I’ve seen some of the other youtube channels that displayed their setups with mounting the adapter but none of them appealed to me so I decided just to go ahead and design one for myself and 3d print it. I’m very happy with the way it turned out so I will be sharing the file with all those who may be interested in something like this for their personal camera setup.

► Thingiverse → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3053274

Towable Float Cam

This is a diy “on the water selfie solution” while fishing or kayaking where taking a video selfie from a distance is difficult when one is alone. Although a stakeout pole can be an option for video selfies, the float cam allows the camera to be mobile thereby giving you more options for some great video shots. You can also just tow it along with you without taking up more space on your kayak until you are ready to use it or you can just film yourself while you tow the camera behind you for another new perspective. This obviously should be limited to calm waters as it would not be a practical solution during windy or rough water conditions unless of course you recording with the rig inverted for some amazing under water footage!

Now wouldn’t it be awesome to float the camera a distance from you while you cast your lure at the camera for a retrieve? I think so… Especially if a fish strike was included during that retrieve! This is definitely a easy project to tackle for those interested in something like this to try out for themselves.

► Thingiverse Link → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2344666