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Old 01-09-2018, 07:55 AM   #761
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WOW...?

WOW...?
Really...on a Hobie hull...?!?!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:52 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, 09:35 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, 11:40 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, 02:00 PM   #765
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Did you get SpaceX approval on this?
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:08 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, 02:13 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, 06:22 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, 11:29 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, 01:15 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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