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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: electric motor suggestions
« on: January 30, 2023, 12:11:28 PM »
We have been using Bixpy for over three years using several installation methods, including a Mirage drive insert, side mount, and rudder mount.

Paul

Hey Paul, what is your preferred installation, and on which hull?  I have a non-Hobie tandem I've been thinking of motorizing, definitely interested to hear from someone who has tried different methods.  I figure side mount is probably easiest to rig - sort out a bracket and clamp on the motor and off to the races.  But if rudder mount or through the drive hole is better for fishing, maybe I should focus/plan on that instead?

My video explains pros and cons of different options:



Paul

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: electric motor suggestions
« on: January 30, 2023, 08:30:37 AM »
How loud are the bixpeys in the water?  Saw a torqueedo video and the thing was kind of annoyingly loud.

I have not measured the noise level, but the noise hasn't bothered my wife or me.
I could measure with my decimal meter for accurate measurement, but it might be better for you to witness one being used.
We have been using Bixpy for over three years using several installation methods, including a Mirage drive insert, side mount, and rudder mount.
We can hear the motor spinning and tell if there is any issue with the motor, typically debris getting caught.
You should contact the manufacturer directly if you want more accurate measurements.

Paul


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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: electric motor suggestions
« on: January 29, 2023, 10:19:38 PM »
I have been using Bixpy Jet and you can see the details below:


Paul

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Kayak Waist Puller Design?
« on: January 23, 2023, 02:09:35 PM »
Looking forward to hearing how this works out.  This definitely looks more comfortable than the deer drag harness.

Another reason I like this harness is that it has several different attachment points.
I will have several photos and videos, if possible.

Paul

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Kayak Waist Puller Design?
« on: January 23, 2023, 12:49:33 PM »
After reviewing all available products, I chose this model.
Just waiting for it to go on sale to order one.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075333452/?coliid=I3HVXTG7CSCCZE&colid=2IP2SHYUKL6Z5&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1

Will let you know after I use it later in the rockfish season.

Paul

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Kayak Waist Puller Design?
« on: January 20, 2023, 05:15:19 PM »
Your waist puller idea reminded of this thread...power wheels, I always wanted one as a kid!
http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=70447.msg797911#msg797911
I wanna build one of these for carrying my AI up/down the slope at Rockaway. I don't think the Hot Wheels motor can handle that steep slope. Looked at some options but not decided on one.

Unless the unit is small, I don't have much room to carry it in my Subaru Outback.

Paul

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Kayak Waist Puller Design?
« on: January 20, 2023, 12:46:20 PM »
As I hit bit 60, I have been having shoulder pain, and my wife is very worried about pulling our kayak on the beach and uphill.
I got an idea from an old hand wagon and trying to design a kayak waist puller to avoid using my shoulders.
Hopefully, I will be using my waist to pull the kayak.
Your suggestions and ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Paul

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Great catch. 
I think my battery lasts much longer since when I am washing my fishing gears (rod, reels, mirage drive, and bixpy jet), I use garden hose pressure (low pressure).  The only time I use high pressure is when I am washing the kayak.  Just like Bixpy Jet, when you operate at the lowest setting, the battery last 6-7 times longer.  I only carry approximately 3.5 gallons of water to wash my gears and kayak; if it was operating at the max flow rate of 0.55 GPM, I should be running out of water between 6 to 7 minutes.

You can see how I use the unit:

Paul

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Sold both spearguns to great NCKA members.
Wish you guys enjoy the spearguns and have safe diving.

Paul

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this thing has AC and a garden hose hookup?  No AC plug.  Just battery and charger.  Yes, a garden hose hookup.

capable of using as a lower PSI unit at home? Yes but very low pressure, only 350 psi.  Typical home pressure ranges from 1,500 + psi.

Paul

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I bought one of these. Unfortunately the battery is only good for about 10 mins and is not enough for my cleaning needs.
A battery upgrade is $60 plus.
I think you got a defective battery.  My battery lasts me 4-5 fishing trips which are approximately 90-120 minutes (I have not measured time, just an estimate).
Eddie also bought the same model, and he had no battery issues.
You might want to contact the manufacturer for a replacement.

Paul

Looks like the one from walmart says 2.0Ah, maybe certain bundles have larger batteries?

Both Eddie and I own 2.0AH battery bundle.

Paul

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I bought one of these. Unfortunately the battery is only good for about 10 mins and is not enough for my cleaning needs.
A battery upgrade is $60 plus.
I think you got a defective battery.  My battery lasts me 4-5 fishing trips which are approximately 90-120 minutes (I have not measured time, just an estimate).
Eddie also bought the same model, and he had no battery issues.
You might want to contact the manufacturer for a replacement.

Paul

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Sun Joe 24V-PP350-LTE-P1 24-Volt iON+ Power Cleaner Kit 350 PSI MAX for $45 at Walmart.
This is what I have been using to wash my kayak.   Watch my original post for details: http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=99504.msg1115047#msg1115047

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sun-Joe-24V-PP350-LTE-P1-24-Volt-iON-Power-Cleaner-Kit-350-PSI-MAX/600615908?athbdg=L1102

Paul

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For Sale / Re: Speargun FS - Pathos 75CM & Daryl Wong 55 in GR Hybrids
« on: January 16, 2023, 07:49:50 PM »
PM sent.

I'm sorry, but you are the second person who PM.

Paul

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