In this video I show the location of the vacuum port used to operate the fuel pump on a Suzuki DF2.5 outboard motor as requested by a follower to the channel.
Wishing all the dads out there a Happy Fathers Day today! 😄
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 easy to lose attention to your fishing rods and equipment staged on your pier cart while concentrating on the task at hand (fighting a fish). This is where you are most vulnerable and thieves can just walk on by while helping themselves to your fishing rods or other equipment. Locking up the rods that are currently not used as shown in the video will help prevent them from going missing.
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.
Before the rains were set to arrive on this day we headed out for a short bike ride to Gemini Springs that is located in Debary Florida. Gemini Springs Park is a 210-acre park with a 3/4 nature trail, bike trails, equestrian trails, a fishing dock, picnic pavilions, a playground, dog park, and primitive tent camping. The park is part of the Spring-to-Spring Trail which will stretch 26 miles from Gemini Springs Park to DeLeon Springs State Park.
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.