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 Post subject: minor mods to my PA12
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:27 am 
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have added a few things to my PA12. money has been a consideration, so have taken some actions to minimize costs.

1. H-bar installed:
see discussion at: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=45864

2. Sail furling device:

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3. Scottie rocket launcher rod holders:
Used these because they keep the rod butts from interfering with the pedals. also they cost <$20 each, including base. have rod leashes made from old telephone coiled cords and a bungee that was used to secure the Mirage drive.

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4. Cutting board:
Glued a small piece of polyethylene to the hatch cover to use for cutting bait, sashimi.

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5. Rod extensions:
Used scrap pieces of PVC electric conduit

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6. Carts:
Used PVC and a piece of dense foam so weight of the yak carried by scupper holes onto the collars and not by the hull resting on the crossbar.

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CURRENT LOOK:

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7. Fish Ruler:
Mounted this on a piece of 0.5" PVC, which fits into the sail receiver. I can measure the fish and either release it or toss it into the front hatch.

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8.KeelEazy
Added this to protect the bottom of my PA from scratches. Used gorilla tape on nose as I found it impossible to form the product to fit. Had problems around the rear keel with it not sticking. Instructions say nothing about it not doing so in such curved places. Their customer service of no help. Reluctantly told me I could return it for credit/replacement but already had it installed and too much trouble to remove and return. Not sure why they wanted it back as I sent pix and it can't be reused. Ended up removing 2 small squares and am trying to use them to hold down the area around keel. Will see how it works.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:57 am 
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LOVE THE MODS!

COOL 8) IDEAS!

Thanks for sharing

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:13 am 
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Nice mods! I am curious if you made the cart on the left side of the picture? I made one out of wood that works great but is super bulky/heavy. I like the idea of making one out of metal tubing but not sure of the design.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:00 pm 
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no, both carts are from Hobie.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:00 pm 
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BENTRODYAKKER

Look at this for building a cart. I made one and it works great. It is very strong and the cost was under $40.

http://www.kayakcorner.com/kayakcartconstruction.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Lunker1 wrote:
BENTRODYAKKER

Look at this for building a cart. I made one and it works great. It is very strong and the cost was under $40.

http://www.kayakcorner.com/kayakcartconstruction.htm


Thanks Lunker1,
This is perfect for a DIY thanks for the link.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Nice work!! I installed the H-bar on mine this past week. Still need to do the FF.
Love the rod extenders.

I pitch/flip in the summer and throw slop frogs in the late Summer/early Fall so I'm looking hard at the StandNFish.com pontoons. I've asked them to work on modifying the tower to have a "butt seat" option. Their pontoons are cheap but seem to be the best on the market. Don't think most on the market today will even touch the water without mods on a PA.

Will keep you posted on how things go.

Tight lines and slime!
Jiggy

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Added 2 new pix above: fish ruler and keeleazy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:37 pm 
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How's the keeleazy working out?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:28 am 
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Keeleazy worked great on mine. Got it fitted easily on the keel with use of hot air gun.


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