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Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby peatop » 06 Jan 2018, 22:37

Ok so you've seen the wheels. Oh yah pic heavy :up: i made a light for early morning starts, issue, it reflects off my glasses and blinds me to conditions [attachment=9]light.jpg[/attachment] added another light(not waterproof so have both on board)[attachment=8]solar.jpg[/attachment] added home made anchor trolly (no end pullies will replace as funds alow)[attachment=6]trolly rear.jpg[/attachment][attachment=5]trolly centre.jpg[/attachment] cut centre hatch out to make more storage space[attachment=4]centre hatch.jpg[/attachment] front stopper board[attachment=2]inside front.jpg[/attachment] rear stopper board[attachment=3]inside rear.jpg[/attachment]these are end stops inside the center hatch cutout so items dont slide out of reach.ok for some reason it all stuffed up so ima give up
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby peatop » 06 Jan 2018, 22:41

This is my battery and this is where i want to cut a hole and mount it with a waterproof lid, any ideas?
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby laneends » 06 Jan 2018, 22:51

With your chopping board rudder, make sure if you anchor in strong tides you lift it first or the tide to deflect it, put strain on your mechanism and cause the yak to skey at an angle to the current. It can often create so much force that you cant lift it once at anchor.

i use these pulleys for anchor trolley, had heavy use on 3 yaks for a few years without failure
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stainless-Single-Wheel-Swivel-Pulley-Block-Rigging-Lifting-Rope-stainless-steel/122649944687?hash=item1c8e81a26f:m:mw5wWTYpD0-wOi-gXXE3DoA
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby peatop » 06 Jan 2018, 22:53

Basically it's a running report on my mods, cut centre console out to make more room for tackle boxes and so on, fitted endstops inside hull outa treated pine to stop tackle boxes and alike moving outa reach, made rod holders and fitted to storage box on rear cargo area, made rod holders to fit in scupper holes, moved star mounts for rod holders (already stated)made light for early morning/night fishing, found issues, attached solar low watt light (not waterproof ) so have both, wanting to move battery to permanen location at back of seat (need advice)hmmm think i have it all covered now lol
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby peatop » 06 Jan 2018, 22:56

Rudder yes Keith, it's a test one atm, and im not in tide yet! But yah i do know what your saying ;)
The trollies will be replaced asap ;)
Cool tyvm Keith, ordered ;)
I did search ebay for the pullies but couldnt find em! Till now ;)
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby laneends » 06 Jan 2018, 22:58

peatop wrote:This is my battery and this is where i want to cut a hole and mount it with a waterproof lid, any ideas?
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No sure I would be wanting cut any hatches there as its too narrow and even if you could manage to squeeze one in it may affect stiffening of bulkhead
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby peatop » 06 Jan 2018, 23:09

Good point but coukd add stiffners in to take the extra strain, however housing would take care of most of that issue
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby chrisw » 07 Jan 2018, 04:34

peatop wrote:This is my battery and this is where i want to cut a hole and mount it with a waterproof lid, any ideas?
battery.jpg

If you just want to pass a cable from inside the kayak to outside, I've found that these cable glands from jaycar do a nice job. They have a rubber insert which squeezes down quite tightly on the cable when tightened. I don't recall seeing any leak so far.

Note I only linked to one size; they have several others.

Doing this would be preferable to cutting out a large hole for a battery to sit in.
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby Tim399 » 07 Jan 2018, 09:08

RE rudder mods; this is a link to the mod I did for my rudder on my terrapin XL that you may find useful. The origional rudder looks much the same as yours, I made a sleeve that slips over the existing rudder and can also be removed. However the extra weight on the rudder pulley to raise it does make it harder with extra strain.

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Edit: what I haven’t put in that thread is I drilled and put two stainless nut and bolts with washers through the sleeve and rudder to hold it in place
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Re: Ok i forgot were i did my post on my new yak

Postby Wind Waker » 07 Jan 2018, 11:55

Btw, consider a red light combo with white light... I find using the red doesnt stuff your vision as much when sitting in the dark. Over to white when you hear a boat coming and red at other times. Less bugs as well.
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