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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I have really enjoyed my short time of owning and using my Hobie Revo 13. Now that I am more settled in the saddle, I am ready to make some modifications that, I hope, will make my time on the water even better.

First item at hand is the drink holder. I'm a big guy and my legs sit pretty wide when I peddle. This makes the Revo drink holder completely useless for anything but keeping spare change for tolls.

I have resorted to balancing my drink on top of the center hatch. It works well when I am fishing and nothing is biting. This led me to the idea of having a drink holder on the hatch and securing it with Velcro but this would only be a temporary solution.

Today, I saw the YakAttack GearTrac as well as the mighty mount and this seems like it may be the way to go. If I attach a GearTrac, I can attach a ball mount with a drink holder that can be slid forward and back as well as have an adjustable height. Additionally, I could attach other items to the ball mount (or tandem ball mount) such as a cell phone holder, compass, cutting board, or a tool and lure holder.

My main concern with this set up would be that the hatch plastic is rigid and may fail with constant point flexion.

I wanted to throw the concept out there to get some feedback on the idea and see if anyone has done anything similar.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:26 pm 
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GOOP a coozie down on the hatch lid. Simple, light, no holes needed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:09 pm 
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That would work but I am thinking of something more permanent and clean looking. Not "tricked-out", but rather, "rigged-out".

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Super-magnets?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:40 pm 
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HA!! Corona Light cans are not magnetic.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:17 am 
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Maybe working off a ball mount, put up a stalk you can stow or mate a ball mount with a cell phone/cup mount for a car catalog. There's some interesting stuff for mounting in a center console cup holder for hands-free phones that'll give you a stalk.

Some pix of semi-related stuff/ideas

http://cudascustoms.com/gallery/index.php/DSC_0072

http://cudascustoms.com/gallery/index.php/?page=2

http://www.google.com/search?q=drink+holder+stalk&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JTgZUOifIKWuiAKKpoCABw&ved=0CEMQ_AUoAQ&biw=1165&bih=676


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Image Seal-off the center hatch area to use a heater. I cut a bucket to fit behind the ring.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Image small pond out west.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:01 pm 
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You could add an extra seat. :wink: Image


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:30 pm 
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I imagine that revo will carry alot of "crap" in that hatch! HeHeHe.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:42 am 
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oldyaker wrote:
You could add an extra seat. :wink: Image


That is a great idea, unfortunately I think I carry too much crap already :)

Great pic oldyaker :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:50 am 
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Me thinks that oldyaker has too much idle time on his hands. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Throw a Hobie Gear Bucket under there and you might have something... :?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:56 am 
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oldyaker wrote:
You could add an extra seat. :wink: Image


No, no, no! You close the hatch and pressurize the hull via the drain plug to remove dents... not the other way around! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:41 pm 
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Thanks for offering some good and some "crappy" ideas. :lol:

I am awaiting delivery of my YakAttack Mightymount (along with the new GT90 and 8' Park and Pole) and, to it, I will be attaching the RAM Level Cup using a YakAttack Screwball. I also plan on using that attachment point for my iPhone and perhaps a book/Kindle platform for the wife.

I am more psyched about putting the new GT90s on the gunwales adjacent to the Mirage Drive.

Pictures to follow...

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