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#1 Stokeme

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:44 PM

There is no silver lining to COVID-19. But, been having a lot of spare time. A long term project is very near fruition. Modeled this after seeing variations of these in the Carolina’s. Move the seat forward, use a kayak paddle, accessorize, add propulsion or not. I have outriggers, as I plan to fly cast as well as troll. I had help, from a friend who is a metal fabricator, adding custom touches including seating. Same generous guy who helped with my FWC Shell build. Posting this just to share some of that “human touch”. It’s been a big adventure interrupt. Please tap to enlarge the thumbnails.

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#2 Stokeme

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:54 PM

Here are 5 more. I had to purchase an overpriced, fabricated, lever release to engage the motor adjustment. I have this actuated with 2 different hand releases, one on each side. One to engage the lever & the other to raise or lower the motor.

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Edited by Stokeme, 25 June 2020 - 06:11 PM.

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#3 Stokeme

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 05:09 PM

Better resolution, big pic view, with this thumbnail. I have to secure & tighten up my electrical. I’ll add some notes later ...

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Edited by Stokeme, 25 June 2020 - 05:55 PM.

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#4 RicoV

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 06:18 PM

Wow.  I'm shocked and awed.  Nice job, stokeme, I want one.

Rico.


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#5 Stokeme

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:30 AM

Thanks, it’s been a labor of love, probably 2 years in the making. Being grounded has given me time to nearly finish tweaking it. But also see “shutdown” limits on it’s use. I have outrigger brackets fore & aft. It will either depend on battery & motor use or kayak paddle use behind my wife’s yak. She’ll dance circles around me. I figure to use outriggers for fly casting & larger water, maybe larger fish options. Seat is on a swivel bracket. Obviously not a purist craft. Tap to enlarge.

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#6 Stokeme

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:47 AM

Outrigger floats offer some length & height adjustment.

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#7 Mark G

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:42 AM

FYI, In CA I believe that is now a motor boat and has to be registered.  Nice work.


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#8 RicoV

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:36 PM

Your rig just keeps getting better, that's a slick way to give max utility and adjustability for the floats.  My hat's off to you for your instincts in applying basic hardware solutions to achieve a cost-effective and extremely functional OT canoe brimming with cool bling.

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