I’m upgrading my original roof rack mod by replacing the angle plates that were made of steel with aluminum to aid in preventing any corrosion from forming again and migrating to my rooftop. This solution was a simple alternative for me as opposed to purchasing a roof rack for my Honda Element. Below are links to a downloadable template for my brackets for those that may be interested.
A simple, non sailing, wip option that I came up with for the Hobie Adventure / Tandem Island kayaks that utilizes the Hobie Kayak Sidekick AMA Kit.
The maiden voyage of my Hobie Tandem Island turned out to be a little more adventurous than expected when all of a sudden we began to take on water in the hull. At the time I had no idea what caused that to happen but once I got all the water pumped out of the hull we were still able to have a great day of simple sailing with no more unforeseen issues. I am so glad that I had my water pump and sponges with me otherwise the outcome would have been very different.
Sibling bonding at its best while sailing and enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer that most take for granted or just never get to see and enjoy. 😊👍
Having shade is a very nice and sometimes important commodity to have when spending the day out on the water especially here in Florida while caught out during the midday sun which can get very hot and unforgiving at times. I have found the hexagon shape to be the best option when searching for a cover solution. I’m sure this can be done without having a sheet riser / utility bar but I’m definitely glad to have mine.
This video is about a very simple but strong and effective outboard motor mount that I made for my Hobie Tandem Island sailing kayak and it will show in minor detail on its construction including measurements to hopefully aid others on constructing their own outboard motor mount.
I created these back in January of 2019 when I added crossbars to my Hobie PA14 in hopes that they will be more durable and offer better protection for the crossbar ends than the original soft design offered by Hobie.
► 3D Files available here → https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4698557
This video footage was taken over a year ago during the start of the pandemic. The video was located on a backup hard drive that I had misplaced and thought lost forever but I’m now so happy to have recently found it. I never got to go beyond adding the stand-n-fish system to the kayak but if there is an interest in showing more about it I will.
This video is about my trailer that I converted for the Pelican Bass Raider which also includes how I transport my outboard, trolling motor and the rest of my gear.