Got a gopro so have been doing some videos. This is one of my motor mount that I built. Standard Halibu77 rig but using Pat R. cross member Scotty mounts to make it more stable with less pressure on the molded in rod holders and putting all the torque on the cross member which is the best place for it. I also generally only use the single outrigger versus the full Adventure Island because the outboard only is much more effective. The stability is awesome 3-5 swells no problem and the set-up/take down is a lot less.
The first video is about the motor mount and different rigging configurations.
The second is unloading, rigging, and car topping,
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:18 am Posts: 2491 Location: Sarasota,Key West FL
Nice setup you have, most people don't realize just how vast the area around key west and the keys really is, not even mentioning the really strong currents, and the many shallow areas, narrow channels, and coral heads everywhere (your prop looks just like my props (scratched up a bit). We have a yellow TI and try to get down there every month or so (we have a place there). You can't miss my rig with the twin Honda 2.3's and the big ole wing jib, If I see you out I'll swing by and say hey. Your blue adventure Island is very rare, I only know of one other one. We are mostly divers, so we mostly spear fish (so we can pick from the menu (lol), I'll be honest though we are not all that good at spear fishing but boy do we always have a blast, and usually stop at Eaton st fish market on the way home (their fish dip is the best I have had). Not many AI/TI's down there though, one of the local deals told me AI/TI's are a pretty hard sell down there because of the vastness. Good luck FE
You hit the nail on that one. I try to emphasize the lack of kayak fishing in what would seem like a world class destination. It is such a vast area and the prime locations being the reef @ 5-6 miles and the same for the outer edge of the Gulf, it tends to be out of range for a comfortable kayaking day, not to mention the safety aspects of being so far away from land. Hopefully I'll see you out on the reef some time.