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.
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.
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.
I’ve always felt that the transom angle on the Suzuki 2.5 motor mount that I made to be incorrect to obtain a proper thrust angle when propelling the Hobie TI. This is my current solution to that situation.
Slowly making headway with modifications to the Seaeagle Paddleski. Here are just a few photos…
04/04/2022 – A reconnaissance trip to Silver Glen Springs prior to bringing out the family while testing out the new Intex Sierra K2 Inflatable Kayak. The Silver Glen Recreation Area is located about 6 miles north of SR-40 on SR-19 in The Ocala National Forest. Silver Glen Springs is a first-magnitude spring where 65 million gallons of water is released through two spring vents. Silver Glen Recreation Area can be accessed by vehicle from SR-19 or by boat via Lake George.