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Old 01-09-2018, 06:55 AM   #761
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WOW...?

WOW...?
Really...on a Hobie hull...?!?!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:52 AM   #762
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How fast fast can you move in in still water with no current
I think Frank is jealous.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:35 AM   #763
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Speed - 4 MPH with the standard prop. I just bought an improved three bladed prop that might increase it a little.

I work on Navy Weapon Systems but this is my first ever attempt at a composite project. I learned everything from the web. Thanks to Burt Rutan for wing structural ideas.

Already own two boats on the east coast that haven't been in the water since 2006, so it was hard to justify another boat. My yard and garage here in SD does not support the size of boat I would want to have.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #764
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I think Frank is jealous.
Add sail, an Evolve motor, a Minn Kota trolling motor and fill the hull with pool noodles......................now Frank is jealous.
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:00 PM   #765
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Did you get SpaceX approval on this?
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:08 PM   #766
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you have 4800 watts of power on that kayak glider... I am officially jealous.... but at 4mph... that trolling motor is holding your kayak back when your fighting against current.. but im not aware of any 12v trolling motor that can push you even faster... the Torqeedo would push you faster but they wont' run on 12v 100 amp batteries. i believe the torqeedo batteries are 29v.


Just Beware: you start going faster... your going to crash into the swells when the wind picks up..


good job... show us a video i would love to see it... AT your level i would add a 2.3hp Honda engine if i need to go even faster...
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:13 PM   #767
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Did you get SpaceX approval on this?
Almost all of their technical designs are open-source, non-trademarked (I used to work there) so he doesn't need approval.

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Old 01-09-2018, 05:22 PM   #768
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Burt Rutan ran Scaled Composites. I did buy his publication - introduction to Composite Construction even though all of the information can be gleaned from his aircraft construction YouTube videos. I also looked at his long EZ aircraft plans online for ideas on the wings internal structure and more detail on through hole hard points for mounting the trolling motor and wing to kayak strap hardware. The rest was just what I thought would look cool and support a better fishing experience. Torquedo’s were almost 2k last time I checked. I built this for less than that total and almost 1/2 the cost was the Battery and trolling motor. Of course I spend a lot of time on it but like I tell my wife it keeps me off of crack, both kinds. Overall it was an amazing learning experience.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #769
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Nothing fancy here, just a simple but effective solution to keep seaweed from entering the small transducer opening.



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Old 04-10-2018, 12:15 PM   #770
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Transducer Mount In-Hull

I made a video of my in-hull transducer mount. Please take a look and share your thoughts. Thanks.

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Old 07-25-2019, 08:14 AM   #771
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I bet Structures Engineer.

I totally admire the quality of the DIY here, but damn at some point you just gotta go buy a boat, no?

Bro.... I have a master's degree in mechanical engineering and I can't build that. It took me over half n hour to install a hobby rod holder base on my kayak LOL .

They don't teach you these stuff in school. It is all math and science. The most hands on, practical people for these kinda of stuff are usually technicians, mechanics, machinists, etc...
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Old 07-25-2019, 01:21 PM   #772
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Can you show me how to make a single piece hood top (open on the sides) for my 36 Ford Pickup?

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Old 07-25-2019, 03:15 PM   #773
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I bet Structures Engineer.

I totally admire the quality of the DIY here, but damn at some point you just gotta go buy a boat, no?

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Old 07-25-2019, 04:10 PM   #774
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Can you show me how to make a single piece hood top (open on the sides) for my 36 Ford Pickup?

Buy an English wheel and a shot bag and you can have one built in a jiffy.
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Old 07-25-2019, 05:27 PM   #775
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Buy an English wheel and a shot bag and you can have one built in a jiffy.
I have to stretch my brain beyond it's present capacity to think about that.

Tony Santana has an English Wheel at his Hot Rod Auto Body Shop at Santee High School. I took several semesters there looking for ideas, tools and techniques. Figuring out how to shape metal by hand with things like the English Wheel boggle my brain. I am in awe of people who can freehand materials into precise beautiful shapes.
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:10 PM   #776
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:56 AM   #777
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I made a video of my in-hull transducer mount. Please take a look and share your thoughts. Thanks.

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Thanks! Took a note.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:04 PM   #778
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I made a video of my in-hull transducer mount. Please take a look and share your thoughts. Thanks.

In-Hull Transducer Mount
That is a nice implementation of the "wet mount". Several other versions have appeared in this thread over the years. A variant which I have used for the past 5 plus years is the "grease mount". Basically you build a small reservoir and glue it to the inside of the hull.

Fill the bottom 1/2" with high-temp marine grease and push your transducer into the grease until it bottoms out on the hull. Be careful not to trap any air bubbles. Strap the transducer under a little pressure, to the reservoir with a compressible piece of rubber, (EVA, the stuff that flip flop sandals are made of works great).

The main advantage of the grease mount is that you do not have to worry about the reservoir ever going dry. The grease will stay in the reservoir even when stored upside down in a 115 degree garage.

Both of these methods work well for simple sonar transducers which can transmit and receive through the hull without a problem. As I just learned, the more recent transducers have added downscan and even sidescan. Those signals get messed up by the plastic hull.

Many of the newer boats have transducer pockets in the bottom of the hull which allow for mounting modern transducers in an exterior location where they do not have broadcast through any plastic. This is a great innovation IMO but if you have an older boat, (like my 2008 Revo), you will have to get a little creative if you want to get the most out of the current batch of fish finders.

One way to mount your transducer so it has an unobstructed view of the water below is to use a transducer arm that hangs over the edge of your yak. I have just completed my installation using this method and will be writing a post soon. (I have to check things out on the water before I can be confident that my installation is worth talking about, so please be patient.)

Spoiler alert. I usually build most of my mods from ABS or PVC pipe but for this project, it turns out that both Scotty and Ram offer relatively inexpensive transducer arms. I ended up with the Scotty and am quite pleased. More on this later.

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Old 09-05-2019, 04:17 PM   #779
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Has anyone tried shimming up the aka mounts to get the amas out of the water when not sailing? I have heard of people bending them to get less hydrodynamic loss, but shim blocks under the cross bars to raise the whole mess seems a lot easier and safe.
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