This design was my solution for wanting easy access to my handheld VHF radio while keeping it secure from accidentally dropping it in the ocean. May be applicable to other kayaks as well including boats.
► 3D Print File → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4441247
A successful “On the Water” test of a DIY aluminum rudder upgrade that was completed on a 2019 Hobie Outback.
06/03/2020 – Knowing the winds were going to be high and coupled with weather predictions of a cloudy / overcast day with temps in the low 80’s and the weather radar showing rain prediction to the south of my location made it ideal for me to go out and ride the wind! What a fantastic time I had! I love my Pro Angler but I can hardly wait to get my recently acquired Hobie Tandem Island repaired and back in the water for some true action packed sailing fun so stay tuned for future upcoming sailing content!
My buddy purchased a new 2019 Hobie Outback but after several outings with the kayak he was very disappointed with the way the rudder performed and turned to me for help. This was the fix that I performed on his kayak.
A plastic cross tab that takes the shock hit of the rudder coming back up to protect the hull sadly did not make it into the video but is shown below for reference…
Here is another diy where I modify my buddies 2019 Hobie Pro Angler 14 by adding a single ama from a Hobie Adventure Island which will include a removable engine mount setup for a Suzuki 2.5 hp outboard. For a complete breakdown on how this mod was accomplished, check out the following video: https://youtu.be/9zqyuEJtoD8
Rear Xbar Template: PDF
Use a drift chute to keep your kayak from getting flipped and rolled on surf re-entry. This will keep a kayak that has one or two outriggers coming in straight ( this method should also work with regular kayaks as well ).
Due to having to deal with what seemed to be excessive play on the steering handle of my Native Slayer Propel 10 kayak, I decided to embark on a mission to come up with a viable and cheap solution that would aid in supporting the complete shaft of the steering handle.
This is version 2.0 of my floating bait livewell that I can drag behind me with the kayak or use it off a pier, the shoreline or jetties. It’s circumference is the size of a five gallon bucket but the netting allows it to hold a large amount of bait. I like this setup for the main reason that the bait is in its environment with no need to worry about water temp, circulating the water or using a air bubbler to oxygenate the water to try and keep the bait fish alive.
Links to key products used in this video:
► Mesh Laundry Bag → https://amzn.to/2wzK5D6
► Bait Bucket Lid → https://amzn.to/2wMvqnQ
► 5 Gallon Bucket → https://www.lowes.com
Although my original battery setup for my Monopod has worked out flawlessly for me with no issues, I now wanted a lighter but smaller battery with more power that could be placed right along side the camera itself. This would allow the battery to extend along with the camera without the need for a long charge cable. Once I decided on the battery (Anker PowerCore+ Mini-3350mAh) the only thing left to do was come up with a way to mount this battery to the monopod itself. The requirements I wanted was for the mount to attach and detach easily to the monopod arm as well as ease of placing the battery onto the mount itself. I found this new mount I designed and 3d printed has met my requirements and exceeded my expectations as it has proven itself successfully out on the water. I will be sharing this 3d file on thingiverse for download for those whom may be interested in making one for themselves. As a bonus I have added a second similar design for those using camera mounting systems made of 1 inch PVC. Link to these files will be listed in this videos description on youtube.
A vehicle is one of the most important assets a person can own in order to navigate in todays modern world and proper maintenance is key to maximize a mostly worry free operation of that vehicle. With that said, checking the engine oil level and performing scheduled oil changes ranks at the top of required maintenance when owning a vehicle. So what is the actual procedure to checking the engine oil in todays modern cars? This may seem like a simple and stupid question – but is it really?