Sailing my Hobie Pro Angler 14

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!

2019 Hobie Outback DIY Rudder Upgrade

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…

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DIY Floating Bait Livewell ( Ver 2.0 )

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

Battery UPGRADE for my Monopod Camera Mount

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.

How Do You Check Your Engine Oil ?

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?