Electronics

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Lowrance Elite 7 HDI installation onto a Hobie Outback

When I originally rigged my Hobie Outback kayak for fishing I fitted a new Lowrance Elite 4 DSI fish finder and my existing Garmin 60Csx handheld GPS. The 60Csx is a well proven unit, one I’ve been using for several years now. It’s been used on and off the kayak and is loaded  with Bluecharts, Topo maps and City Navigator providing full coverage of the UK and Eastern Europe in all […]

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Rigging the Hobie Outback for fishing

I’ve had the Hobie Outback for a few months now, rigging has been steady, perhaps a little pedestrian. A times parts have been slow to arrive, a lot of time has been spent planning and there’s been fishing, Christmas, Easter and other holidays and weekends away in between. I’ve rigged several kayaks before, mostly for other people. The Outback had to be capable of being fished in various guises, anchoring, fishing […]

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Bilge pump installation on a Hobie Outback

Below is a short video and a few photographs showing the basic installation and test of a Rule automatic bilge pump into my Hobie Outback. I must state that my kayak does not leak!, however, ANY kayak has the potential to start leaking, whether it be a cracked scupper, perforated hull, open drain plug, leaking hatch, etc. It’s piece of mind should the worst ever happen. No different from carrying […]

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SuperNova Fishing Lights

The original SuperNova Fishing Light is a submersible light that uses green LEDs to attract baitfish and, in turn, larger fish. LEDs draw very little light, so you can run one of these off your fish finder battery for hours. Being green, and submerged, means you will attract baitfish without attracting insects!  Here you can see one hooked up to the battery that sits inside my hatch – I knew that […]

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WS Ride 135 Rigging — Lots of pics — No Holes yet!

YakAttack Nitestripe installed & Park n Pole attached(stickers also added) STS installed along with stickers 2 YakAttack screwballs for GPS and Camera/Video cam mounts YakAttack Mighty Mounts to attach Scotty mount to slidetrack Also homemade transducer arm/fishfinder mount : instructions here Installed a no-drill anchor trolley similar to Palmetto Kayak Fishing’s with STS pads.  I shortened the paracord because i didn’t want to cover up my Ride 135 logo. Please follow […]

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DIY No Drill Removable Kayak Fish Finder

I have recently came across a great new rig for using a fish finder on a kayak that offers no drilling or glueing of your Wilderness Systems kayak, and only a little altering of a kayak of any another name. To get started you will need a few items. I like to use top quality stuff and will recommend the best products to use for this. You can feel free […]

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Mad Frog Liberator Mini

Manufacturer: Mad Frog Gear Manufacturer Part No: MiniL MSRP: $34.99 I use the Mad Frog Liberator Mini on several kayaks to deploy my transducer. I had seen this product for a while, but didn’t think it would work like I wanted it to so I hesitated on buying it. I ended up buying one on a whim, and installed it in minutes (5-10). I took it on the water and […]