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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:14 pm 
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I have a 2007 Outback...still going strong, and a 2013 Revo 13.
Love both kayaks.

Can't help but wonder why Hobie couldn't make these two easy peasy mods...

First, why can't the mouth of the Sail Mount accommodate a Scotty Rod holder????
Jeez, that'd be sooo great to be able to just drop a rod holder into the hole with no drilling or screwing. And it'd be easy to pull the holder when you plan to use the sail.

Second, the Outback has a tray that runs along the right side of the cockpit. Once you buy a tape-on tape measure, the tray is great for holding a fish for measuring and photographing. For the Revo, I've added a tape measure, but the cockpit rail is so narrow, you can't lay a fish on the rail to photograph it. It slides off. It just seems like it would be a simple and functional modification for a "fishing kayak" to make a slight tray in the cockpit rail that would let you measure and photograph your catch.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:28 pm 
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Trays require a wider rail. That requires a wider boat, so likely that would be the biggest obstacle to a tray on the Revo. How about a Hog Trough? You could mount to the rail?

There is a rod adapter for the sail / accessory mounts. The fitting (Wedge Mount) is for Ram ball use though.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:35 pm 
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If you can actually place a fish in the outback tray to measure/photograph it then what you have there is called "bait" :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:18 pm 
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+1 Stobbo!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:51 pm 
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Putting trays along the side rails on the Revolution would create what I think Hobie calls an Outback.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
Putting trays along the side rails on the Revolution would create what I think Hobie calls an Outback.



Haha no doubt!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:32 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Trays require a wider rail. That requires a wider boat, so likely that would be the biggest obstacle to a tray on the Revo. How about a Hog Trough? You could mount to the rail?

There is a rod adapter for the sail / accessory mounts. The fitting (Wedge Mount) is for Ram ball use though.


I have two revolution 13's and one is fully rigged for fishing and the other my wife did not want any rod holders added to it. I use the RAM wedge mount when I fish with a buddy. I put the wedge mount with a rod holder in the sail mast hole and works perfectly.

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResults/ ... fault.aspx

As far as measuring I use the Frabill bump board. It floats and I leash behind my seat. It stashes behind the seat nicely and just take it out when needed. Measure in your lap.
http://www.basspro.com/Frabill-Bump-Boa ... 61/?cmCat=

Revo

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 Post subject: Re: Revo_1756
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:39 am 
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Revo_1756, Thanks for the excellent suggestion and link.

"I have two revolution 13's and one is fully rigged for fishing and the other my wife did not want any rod holders added to it. I use the RAM wedge mount when I fish with a buddy. I put the wedge mount with a rod holder in the sail mast hole and works perfectly.

http://www.rammount.com/CatalogResults/ ... fault.aspx

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