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.
I’ve been using this cooler bag since early last year (03/2021) when I first purchased my Dakota 54ah battery and just love it. The cooler bag that I am using is specifically the “All Sport Junior Cooler” by Gemline but any other small soft sided coolers can be used that would fit your specific battery size.
Here is my rendition of what that would look like…
A trailer upgrade for my Hobie Tandem Island kayak. I purchased the McClain trailer from my local sporting goods store named Academy Sports. Link provided below.
► McClain 14′ – 17′ Single-Axle Aluminum Jon Boat Trailer → https://bit.ly/3DfThJf
My first canoe! I’m excited to see where this takes me. For more information or a possible follow-up video on how this was done – leave a comment stating you have an interest to see this.