It is currently 15 Dec 2018, 15:31

Stealth hatch mods.

Show off your DIY project!

Stealth hatch mods.

Postby inshorebrawler » 05 Dec 2018, 09:49

I have settled on using a diy battery pack consisting of 3x 18650 some single holsters wired in series and a mobile dry bag all water proof deutsch connections. I have plastic welded a modified hobie padeye to clip the drybag to. I ran the sounder for 6 hours at work the voltage dropped to from 12.4 to 9.6v. I will be having a spare pack to plug in on standby. The battery are from an old laptop so I will leave invest in some new ones when I have tested this setup out. Most of my trips a short sessions only fishing a 3 hr window. I have also added a bungee storage solution and repaired a crack in the rear well.
Attachments
IMG_20181205_092338377-2080x1560.jpg
IMG_20181103_153957632_HDR-1248x1664.jpg
IMG_20181205_092210276_HDR-2080x1560.jpg
IMG_20181205_092217164-2080x1560.jpg
IMG_20181205_092220430-1560x2080.jpg
0401314820
My name is Frank and I'm addicted to Hobies.
User avatar
inshorebrawler
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: 18 Jan 2015, 01:45
Location: Sunbury
kayak: Dune AI, stealth Supalite X
Real Name: Frank

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby peatop » 05 Dec 2018, 11:31

Looks good frank :up: the FPV setup use what i assume to be a waterproof junction box, have you thought about doing the same?

Rather than running 3 batteries in series, you could run 2 sets in series then parallel to up your amps, this would remove the need to carry spares and ensure a good supply.

Your definitely on the right track ;)
Mob no: 0401580668
Yak PBs king george 42 cm, snapper 72 cm, gummy 122 cm, do we count toadies?
peatop
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: 17 Sep 2017, 19:34
Location: Clifton springs
kayak: Dragon pro, lovig maverick and dune PA14
Real Name: Peter

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby inshorebrawler » 05 Dec 2018, 11:41

The FPV is a great unit, however this cost me $10.00 so far. I like the back as a precaution rather then relying on one source. A high amperage would be great though.
0401314820
My name is Frank and I'm addicted to Hobies.
User avatar
inshorebrawler
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: 18 Jan 2015, 01:45
Location: Sunbury
kayak: Dune AI, stealth Supalite X
Real Name: Frank

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby peatop » 05 Dec 2018, 11:49

inshorebrawler wrote:The FPV is a great unit, however this cost me $10.00 so far. I like the back as a precaution rather then relying on one source. A high amperage would be great though.

I ment for you to use a junction box to put your batteries in, then put a waterproof cable outlet for supply and charging.
Mob no: 0401580668
Yak PBs king george 42 cm, snapper 72 cm, gummy 122 cm, do we count toadies?
peatop
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: 17 Sep 2017, 19:34
Location: Clifton springs
kayak: Dragon pro, lovig maverick and dune PA14
Real Name: Peter

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby Reeling » 05 Dec 2018, 12:58

Great simple setup Frank. Like the bungee underneath hatch!
Revo:
Flathead 52 cm --- Squid 29 cm hood --- Gummy 83cm (55cm legal) --- Pinkie 38cm --- Leatherjacket 23cm-ish --- Southern Bluefin Tuna 20.5kg

Stealth:
Snapper 84cm --- Silver Trevelly 41cm --- Flathead 36cm --- Aussie Salmon 38cm --- Squid 34cm hood
User avatar
Reeling
Square eyes
 
Posts: 715
Joined: 22 Nov 2016, 20:20
Location: Altona
kayak: Stealth PF 525
Real Name: Nath

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby inshorebrawler » 05 Dec 2018, 14:10

Reeling wrote:Great simple setup Frank. Like the bungee underneath hatch!

Thx Nath, I got your PM I look tonight .
0401314820
My name is Frank and I'm addicted to Hobies.
User avatar
inshorebrawler
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: 18 Jan 2015, 01:45
Location: Sunbury
kayak: Dune AI, stealth Supalite X
Real Name: Frank

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby inshorebrawler » 05 Dec 2018, 15:45

peatop wrote:
inshorebrawler wrote:The FPV is a great unit, however this cost me $10.00 so far. I like the back as a precaution rather then relying on one source. A high amperage would be great though.

I ment for you to use a junction box to put your batteries in, then put a waterproof cable outlet for supply and charging.[/quote

Could idea Peter, I did have a small water tight container however, one of my staffys decided she wanted it more s i resorted to the bag idea. If it does not work ill find a clip lock container like the previous one. The junction box would be a pain to check id you lost power.
0401314820
My name is Frank and I'm addicted to Hobies.
User avatar
inshorebrawler
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: 18 Jan 2015, 01:45
Location: Sunbury
kayak: Dune AI, stealth Supalite X
Real Name: Frank

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby peatop » 05 Dec 2018, 19:02

inshorebrawler wrote:
peatop wrote:
inshorebrawler wrote:The FPV is a great unit, however this cost me $10.00 so far. I like the back as a precaution rather then relying on one source. A high amperage would be great though.

I ment for you to use a junction box to put your batteries in, then put a waterproof cable outlet for supply and charging.[/quote

Could idea Peter, I did have a small water tight container however, one of my staffys decided she wanted it more s i resorted to the bag idea. If it does not work ill find a clip lock container like the previous one. The junction box would be a pain to check id you lost power.

Yeah i also thought that a junction bow could prove a pain, must admit i use a clip lock lunch style box, however this was/is meant to be a temporary situation till i decide on my permanent fixture, im leaning towards either an FTP 17AH or a diy of similar design once i upgrade to a bigger screen sounder ;)
Mob no: 0401580668
Yak PBs king george 42 cm, snapper 72 cm, gummy 122 cm, do we count toadies?
peatop
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1423
Joined: 17 Sep 2017, 19:34
Location: Clifton springs
kayak: Dragon pro, lovig maverick and dune PA14
Real Name: Peter

Re: Stealth hatch mods.

Postby inshorebrawler » 06 Dec 2018, 11:39

:thumbsup: it's all about having a bit of fun with kayak mods. I tend to invest more energy into the mods than fishing lately
0401314820
My name is Frank and I'm addicted to Hobies.
User avatar
inshorebrawler
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1131
Joined: 18 Jan 2015, 01:45
Location: Sunbury
kayak: Dune AI, stealth Supalite X
Real Name: Frank


Return to DIY Section

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest