A DIY 3d printing project for attaching a fixed rudder/skeg made from a cutting board to a trolling motor with a 1-1/8″ shaft.
A short video showing some of what I’ve done so far to my Pelican Bass Raider after one week of modding.
This is a mod that I implemented to my PBR 10e to assist in preventing major wear and scuffing of the hulls keel area.
This is a mod that I implemented to my Pelican Bass Raider 10e which allows a 3d printed shim(s) to be placed inside between the upper and lower deck of the hull after drilling with the hole saw. The purpose of this shim is allow the scupper drain, after insertion, to be properly secured when it is tightened down by the drain nut and not deform the hull surfaces.
3D PRINT FILES: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4775154
DRAIN PLUG: https://amzn.to/2Pclehx
DEEP CUT HOLE SAW: https://amzn.to/3pTowTs
5200 MARINE SEALANT: https://amzn.to/3qTfuat
THRU-HULL DRAIN: https://amzn.to/2ZP5xii
I made the Hobie mirage drive fin guards as a means to help protect and extend the life of the leading edge of my mirage drive fin toward the ends where they are most vulnerable to cuts and gouges which can occur from collisions with shallow water obstructions like oysters beds and sharp rocks. The mirage drive fins still rotate on their mast with the guards mounted just like normal. Sadly these will not prevent bending of the mast due to severe contact or collision with an object…
Link for STL file is available on youtubes video description…
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.