I’ve been using the RAILBLAZA C-Tug cart since early 2018. Depending on the vessel, situation and terrain, the C-Tug has fulfilled every task that I have placed on it with absolutely no failures that I can recall. The following mods that I wanted to share which are shown in the video, in my opinion, just enhances the performance of an already awesome little stowable kayak cart.
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.
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.
Testing a 24 volt Kobalt lithium battery pack that was stepped down to 12 volts to power my Garmin Striker 4 fish finder.
Finally made some headway on the wiring and most of my lighting today.
For reference this is a 2003 Automatic Honda Element EX AWD.
Last week after my last errand stop of the day, I got in my car to head home. After starting up the car I proceeded to shift the Honda out of the park position to drive and this is when it felt like something snapped while moving the shifter out of the park position. Although the shifter handle moved to the drive position, the dash indicator still showed that it was in the park position. The car was now immobile. I had to wait 6 hours to get the car towed home which was only 2 miles away. The following day is where the video picks up to continue with the rest of this story…
Not much information is available on the web or YouTube concerning maintenance on the Hangkai 6hp 2 stroke outboard so I decided to share what maintenance I do perform on this outboard starting with servicing of the lower unit which was due for a gear oil change.
A quick test of a 3d printed line guide that I made for my pa14 diy sail furler setup to maintain the line on the furler. More about this after trial sail run on the water.
It’s considered tradition and good luck to name a boat so I decided to go ahead and name my Hobie TI and display it using a decal of my own design.