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Artificial Reefs of Volus...
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Hawg Trough Hobie Handrai...
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  My DIY H-bar for the Hobie PA 14
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 05-05-2017, 08:15 AM - Forum: Check it out! - No Replies

My total cost for this build: $28

A special thanks goes out to John Sims for sharing his idea of converting a walker used by the elderly and converting it into a stand assist bar for his hobie outback. I have taken his concept and slightly modified it to work on my hobie pro angler 14.





John Sims 5 part build videos:
Part 1 – http://youtu.be/g4a1fBGaE90
Part 2 – http://youtu.be/HdkLVTP_4SQ
Part 3 – http://youtu.be/Ef7YhwsRejA
Part 4 – http://youtu.be/SiydaB2eAg0
Part 5 – http://youtu.be/Wae6UfNkvkg

Main Parts List:
1 ea., Walker – Your local Goodwill or https://www.walmart.com/ip/Drive-Medical-Deluxe-Two-Button-Folding-Walker/38451466

4 ea., Deck hinge – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Y85EO0

2 ea., Jaw Clamp – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sea-Dog-Jaw-Slide-Tube-O.D.-7-8-with-3-16-Pin-Black/44554559

4 ea., External Tube Ends 3/4″ – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sea-Dog-External-Eye-End-Tube-O.D.-3-4-with-1-4-Pin-Black/44554562

2 ea., Internal Tube Ends 7/8″ – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sea-Dog-Internal-Eye-End-Tube-O.D.-7-8-with-1-4-Pin-Black/44554409

3d printed parts:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2295859

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  Artificial Reefs of Volusia County, Florida
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 04-27-2017, 09:46 PM - Forum: Volusia County - No Replies

Visit link below for GPS Locations of the Artificial Reefs of Volusia County

https://www.volusiareefs.org/reefsiteinfo.htm

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  Hawg Trough Hobie Handrail Clips
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 04-12-2017, 06:00 PM - Forum: Check it out! - No Replies

This is my version of a support for the hawg trough tray that allows easy on/off installation using the hobie handrails. 3d printed using PETG filament which is easy to print like PLA filament but with the strength and flexibility of ABS. Print time using my settings is around 2 hours per clip. The file is available on thingiverse for download as I continue to help out my diy kayak fishing community as best I can. Tight lines everyone and I’ll see you out on the water!



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  The Boils off the FPL nuclear power plant
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 03-13-2017, 07:29 PM - Forum: Saltwater Kayak Fishing - No Replies

The multiple outfall pipes 3,000 feet off shore (ocean) in front of the St Lucie FPL Nuclear Power Plant on South Hutchinson Island are called 'The Boils'. Clouds of baitfish hang there along with the predators that prey on them because warm water from the power plant cooling systems comes out and attracts them. You will usually see pelicans hanging around there too, diving into the water for an easy meal. Some pelicans just seem to hang around boats and kayaks waiting for a handout.

Just south of the nuclear power plant is a good and easy place to launch our kayaks from Walton Rocks Beach Road (GPS coordinates 27.340303, -80.234020) to easily go to "The Boils".

The Boils GPS coordinates are 27°21'07.56"N 80°13'45.48"W or 27.353500, -80.235717
Put a set of coordinates into Google Maps (or Earth) to see where it is.



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  Wheeleez on my Boonedox?
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 02-22-2017, 08:50 AM - Forum: Check it out! - No Replies



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  Kayak launch areas at Canaveral National Seashore
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 02-06-2017, 09:35 PM - Forum: Volusia County - No Replies

Took a ride out to Canaveral National Seashore - North Entrance to scout out the kayak launch areas to access Mosquito Lagoon.
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/2Gbxqpcv4b62



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  My Hobie Self Rescue Ladder
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 01-19-2017, 08:27 PM - Forum: Kayak Specific - No Replies

Safety is my primary focus for 2017!



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  Paddle Holder
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 01-16-2017, 08:51 AM - Forum: Check it out! - No Replies

For the purpose of trying to organize and declutter the interior space on the kayak, with the help of my 3d printer, I made a set of paddle holders that mounts on the round tubular grab handle of the hobie.

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  Updated anchor trolley
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 01-13-2017, 10:42 PM - Forum: Check it out! - No Replies

I updated my anchor trolley setup today utilizing pulleys that I made with my 3d printer. No holes drilled in the kayak or screws required for this setup. The trolley line moves easily so all that remains now is a outdoor functional test... 


I am still amazed how much enjoyment I get out of creating things with my 3d printer. Smile

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Rear pulley mounted...

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Front pulley mounted...

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  EKFT Sailfish Smackdown February 18th & 19th 2017
Posted by: Florida Fish Hunter - 01-09-2017, 07:41 PM - Forum: Saltwater Kayak Fishing - No Replies

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Time to get ready for the 2017 EKFT Sailfish Smackdown - the only kayak billfish tournament in the nation.  The Sailfish Smackdown is only two months away, so be sure to mark February 18th & 19th, 2017 on your calendar and prepare yourself to compete against kayak anglers from across the globe.

This two-day tournament will be taking place in Pompano Beach, FL during 2017's popular sailfish run where kayak anglers will battle it out for a chance to win many great prizes and take home $3,500 from Turbo USA.

Shoot off will happen on 7:30am at the south side of Pompano Pier. Lines out at 3:00 pm, so anglers can fish all the way up to 3:00 pm before they start heading back.  There will be two check out spots, giving anglers a chance to do a small drift.

The Sailfish Smackdown tournament is based off time. The first angler to land his or her sailfish takes the lead and is in first place with the time the fish was landed & documented by the tournament boat. The first angler to land two sailfish will take first place. Angler with the most sailfish in two days wins.  





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