I came up with a new Hawg Trough storage clip design for my Slayers motor mount yesterday which I think is going to work out great. I printed it out this morning and from what I can see so far is that it does not interfere with the rear crate or the rod holders and I should still have easy access to it when needed. A small bungee will keep it in place when transporting the kayak.
Since I love to tinker and make things whenever possible I decided to take on this little project just for the fun of it and see what I could come up with. The main criteria for this motor mount project was that it had to be relatively low cost to make and easy to mount using readily available materials but still do the job that it was intended to do. For the most part I believe I have met that criteria. If anyone is looking to build a motor mount for their own personal kayak then hopefully this video will give you a couple of super cheap alternative choices on how to proceed to get you started! A second “on the water” video using these mounts are currently in the works and will be made available soon.
For a limited time a Hobie Xbar Extrusion Support Kit will be made available for public purchase for those interested in duplicating the modification I made of adding a Hobie Adventure Island ama to a Hobie Pro Angler 14.
Contact me using the form below and specify that you may be interested in purchasing a Hobie Xbar Extrusion Support Kit for details.
Another short teaser video of a second option I created for mounting an outboard on my Native Slayer Propel 10. Currently waiting on my tiller extension to arrive so I can continue on with this project…
I thought I would share a short teaser of my latest yak project that I have been working on that is just about finished…
I saw this today while pumping gas and thought it was such a cool diy setup that I had to share. I’ve seen similar ideas like this before online but this was a first for me to see it in person while in action. I spoke with the person who made it while I was there pumping gas. He was a very nice guy for taking the time to speak with me especially while asking him a bunch of questions about it in which he happily answered all of them. He lives and travels in this motor home and has been using this homemade kayak rack for quite some time now and it has been holding up just fine. I wished him much success on his fishing adventure as he continues his trip towards south Florida.
07/13/2019 – Finally made it out to Tables Beach (located between Cocoa Beach and Satellite Beach) to check it out what the potential points of access to the beach for the kayak would be that I could not really see using google earth and more specifically if trailering my kayak is even an option for me if wanting to launch from there.
Another project for a massive rainy day like today has been completed and am totally happy with the way it turned out… I was able to come up with a way to mount my new Hobie sidekicks that arrived in the mail the other day to my Native Slayer 10 without drilling any holes in it. Will be testing them out soon…
Be sure to check out my online google map link below to access the GPS coordinates for the specific spots within the artificial reefs of site 14 and 15 and I’ll be seeing you out on the water! 😉👍