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 Post subject: Drink holder for Hobies
PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:38 pm 
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Here's a simple device to secure those water bottles, cokes and beers that flop out of your four inch drink holder. I think it's called reducer and can be found in the appliance section (drier vents area) at Home Depot for about $2 (pic #1).

It measures 3 15/16 " across at the larger end and should jam right in to the drink holder (pic #2). The inside diameter in the small side is about 3 1/16". Works great for most drinks!

If it's slightly too big or you want to create a slight taper to go deeper in the hole, you can cut a couple of slots in the base (shown upside down in pic #3).

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Want to keep it flush to the deck, trim off some of the top and voila (pic #4)!

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So use it off the shelf or customize it; this works in any of the 4" drink holders, such as the Adventure (pictured), Revolution, and ? Stow it in the hatch when not in use.8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:15 am 
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If you keep coming up with these great mods, you are going to give Apalach some competition :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:27 am 
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No danger -- he's light-years ahead! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:31 am 
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Very clever, Roadrunner! Many kudos are due you! I always had that same problem of a water bottle (or beer) flopping around in that Hobie holder thats too shallow and too wide. Wonder what kind of bottle they designed it for. Now I know the mod that will fix it. When transporting your yak up side down, does this new mod cause you any problem?

Punch


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 Post subject: Beep-Beep..
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:23 am 
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:lol: Beep..Beep...
Hey thats one gold star for roadrunner. Now you have to stencil the side of it so it says "ACME" on the cup holder like it would in the cartoon :wink:
Nice one..
Cheers
-kepnutz-


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:40 am 
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norman ernsting wrote:
When transporting your yak up side down, does this new mod cause you any problem? Punch
With the slots cut in, it's not too hard to dislodge. There are a couple of bumps and potholes enroute, so I haven't chanced it. If I get tired of storing it in the bilge, I may just end up gluing it in. 8)

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:lol: Beep..Beep...
Now you have to stencil the side of it so it says "ACME"

Great idea! (and definitely my favorite brand!!) :wink:


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