I needed some more complex solving type projects so I decided to get a small cheap laser printer and see what trouble I can get into with one of those machines. So far so good as it’s similar to my 3d printing machine except it’s a totally different medium to work with. It should keep me pretty busy around Christmas time making presents for family and friends.
I finally had enough with the propel drive locks on my Native Slayer 10 kayak being such a pain most of the time to engage and disengage so I decided to put my own “spin” on things and create a drive lock mechanism that, to me, is easier to use and more efficient than the stock units.
Just another day fishing local waters and armed with just light tackle trolling a four inch paddle tail this catch was definitely a surprise and very unexpected but so much fun!
This video demonstrates how I chose to modify my Suzuki df2.5 four stroke outboard to run from an external fuel source which in my case is a modified plastic fuel container.
As they say “necessity is the mother of invention”. So I needed to come up with a way to protect the kayak when stored outdoors while also trying to maintain a budget… Kayak covers, in general, are pretty expensive and just covers the kayak itself but in my situation its more than just the hull that need protecting as this hobie also has amas which are almost as long as the kayak itself. This led me to try out a boat cover which ended up being a wonderful solution for me once I figured out how to deal with all the extra material the boat cover had to offer.
Join me and the family on a relaxing 1-hour journey that tours 3 of the 8 lakes connected by man made canals in Winter Park and learn some history about the area while enjoying the scenery.
Summer is here in Florida and with it comes the wicked heat which means it’s time for me to take cover and start with the night fishing again except this time around I wanted to increase my lighting situation… This little project has fulfilled this goal.
I’m excited to be bringing this Hobie back to its former glory while tweaking it to my liking which begins with upgrading the seats in diy fashion with hopes of obtaining a more memorable experience when out on the water.
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.