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Old 12-22-2014, 09:42 AM   #561
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Torqeedo Cavitation Problem Solved!

i was lossing about 2mph when hitting max speed on my torqeedo. So i gave it some thought and went down every row at Home depot. I came across the plastic conduit boxes in the electrical row and I said to myself this just might work!

You would think with a 1600 motor they would have all these problems solved....

Fix cost me $18.00

One Torqeedo Lower clamp ring 069-0011 $7.00
Plastic Conduit Box $11.00
one camp ring $.45



it did, i hit 5.4 mph on the torqeedo at max speed without it picking up air.






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Old 12-22-2014, 10:47 AM   #562
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i was lossing about 2mph when hitting max speed on my torqeedo. So i gave it some thought and went down every row at Home depot. I came across the plastic conduit boxes in the electrical row and I said to myself this just might work!

You would think with a 1600 motor they would have all these problems solved....

Fix cost me $18.00

One Torqeedo Lower clamp ring 069-0011 $7.00
Plastic Conduit Box $11.00
one camp ring $.45



it did, i hit 5.4 mph on the torqeedo at max speed without it picking up air.







Its a great idea, it looks like it will work similar to a trim tab. However........

How are you keeping it from going sideways? If one of the sides gets kelp or grass or whatever caught in on it the drag of whatever is hung up on it will cause the tab to turn sideways. If the tab is sideways my guess is that the motion of the kayak going up & down will cause drag on whatever side the tab is on and will in turn cause the kayak to go down or up in a sideways motion. I'm thinking that you'll have the same results when you're turning in rough seas.

With the above being said another thing that can happen is that the up & down motion of the kayak will result in unwanted pressure being placed on the plate and may cause it to snap, best thing that can happen is that the plate will snap and your pole will remain straight.

Anyway......that's my thought.

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Old 12-22-2014, 10:58 AM   #563
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Its a great idea, it looks like it will work similar to a trim tab. However........

How are you keeping it from going sideways? If one of the sides gets kelp or grass or whatever caught in on it the drag of whatever is hung up on it will cause the tab to turn sideways. If the tab is sideways my guess is that the motion of the kayak going up & down will cause drag on whatever side the tab is on and will in turn cause the kayak to go down or up in a sideways motion. I'm thinking that you'll have the same results when you're turning in rough seas.

With the above being said another thing that can happen is that the up & down motion of the kayak will result in unwanted pressure being placed on the plate and may cause it to snap, best thing that can happen is that the plate will snap and your pole will remain straight.

Anyway......that's my thought.

good luck
Good points, I drilled the circle to be snug with the pole, so it can still turn with pressure.... Kelp would be a problem... the plastic plate its pretty durable the same thickness as our kayaks, so i don't think it will snap off (but who knows)but I will just have to pull up the motor, as I always do when I go across kelp...


the 6 hours I spent in the ocean the other day didn't budge it, so I guess its still good. If it does move ill just readjust with my paddle.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:19 AM   #564
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Good points, I drilled the circle to be snug with the pole, so it can still turn with pressure.... Kelp would be a problem... the plastic plate its pretty durable the same thickness as our kayaks, so i don't think it will snap off (but who knows)but I will just have to pull up the motor, as I always do when I go across kelp...


the 6 hours I spent in the ocean the other day didn't budge it, so I guess its still good. If it does move ill just readjust with my paddle.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:21 AM   #565
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Good points, I drilled the circle to be snug with the pole, so it can still turn with pressure.... Kelp would be a problem... the plastic plate its pretty durable the same thickness as our kayaks, so i don't think it will snap off (but who knows)but I will just have to pull up the motor, as I always do when I go across kelp...


the 6 hours I spent in the ocean the other day didn't budge it, so I guess its still good. If it does move ill just readjust with my paddle.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:06 PM   #566
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Can we now call this thing a "Bayliner"?


Nice boat Frank.......do you still fish?
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:08 PM   #567
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Can we now call this thing a "Bayliner"?


Nice boat Frank.......do you still fish?
Frank will start taking deposits for mothership trips from his kayak after the first of the year. Don't miss out!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:33 PM   #568
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2015 PA rail mounts

Hobie does not make rail mounts for scotty products for the 2015 PA. With all the scotty's i have i don't want to replace them all. So i bought some extra Ram ball rail mounts from Andy "ICEMAN" and it was really easy to adapt. 10922818_10203371976201131_5125099309287967694_n.jpg Remove ram ball from clamp and replace with scotty mount, use the same screw but have to add a 1/4" spacer at the bottom then use the same nut that was on the ram ball. Not really a innovation but it solved my problem!
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:36 AM   #569
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Hobie does not make rail mounts for scotty products for the 2015 PA. With all the scotty's i have i don't want to replace them all. So i bought some extra Ram ball rail mounts from Andy "ICEMAN" and it was really easy to adapt. Attachment 14315 Remove ram ball from clamp and replace with scotty mount, use the same screw but have to add a 1/4" spacer at the bottom then use the same nut that was on the ram ball. Not really a innovation but it solved my problem!
you should patent that.
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Tired of my dog eating my shoes when I try to dry them out. this should work. Cut off barbs for safety
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:35 PM   #571
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Was bored today since I didn't go fishing, so I upgraded my cheap $10 gaff and $10 bat with some paracord since I still have about 900 ft left. After I wrapped it, I soaked it and let it dry since paracord shrinks after getting wet. Feels real solid and didn't use any adhesive. Hopefully it holds.

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Old 03-01-2015, 08:51 PM   #572
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Now that's solid work! Looks better than most I have seen at stores..

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Old 03-01-2015, 09:10 PM   #573
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Now that's solid work! Looks better than most I have seen at stores..

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I'll make one for you Mo. $20 each.
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Old 03-06-2015, 06:24 PM   #574
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Rod holder

Made a rod holder to lay my pole down without it flopping around.
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:02 PM   #575
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Was bored today since I didn't go fishing, so I upgraded my cheap $10 gaff and $10 bat with some paracord since I still have about 900 ft left. After I wrapped it, I soaked it and let it dry since paracord shrinks after getting wet. Feels real solid and didn't use any adhesive. Hopefully it holds.

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When I was doing a paracord project, I read to soak it in boiling water for five minutes to shrink it. I did. It was a gift so I haven't heard if it's still holding. But if your gets loose you could try that. Nice Job!
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When I was doing a paracord project, I read to soak it in boiling water for five minutes to shrink it. I did. It was a gift so I haven't heard if it's still holding. But if your gets loose you could try that
Good tip. I'll keep that in mind. My experience with paracord, just getting it wet in general seems to shrink. If it doesn't hold, I'll do the boiling water next.
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This is the one I wanted to get show.
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Good tip. I'll keep that in mind. My experience with paracord, just getting it wet in general seems to shrink. If it doesn't hold, I'll do the boiling water next.
Nice work!
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That's a good one, especially for rough launches and landings! I dig it!
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Old 03-06-2015, 07:35 PM   #580
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Nothing crazy but i made this achor line with what i was able to find around the house (with the exception of the red/white floats).

Tuck the paracord under the zip-tie clip and pass it throught the figure 9 carabiner and itll hold up. Plus if i hook into a big boy i can unclip quickly, handle business, and then go back to my floating line
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