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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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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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#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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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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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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#9 Stokeme

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 07:48 PM

Quick photo. Solution that worked well to organize a bundle, cables & rigging. Adhesive Velcro base in conjunction with a Velcro wrap to secure it in place. I ran an inside 8ft bundle from stern to bow, up & down the side, out of the way. Could not figure out initially how to both secure & remove with ease.

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#10 smlobx

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 03:47 PM

Very nice work!

What kind of “run time” can you get on a fully charged battery?

And do you use the solar panel just to keep the battery charged when you’re not using it or do you use it while you’re on the water?


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