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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Voltage converter for Shark Shield model "C"
« on: July 03, 2022, 08:11:21 PM »
Installed the converter into my Sharkshield, and then added wiring so the plug is by the scupper hole. The unit is designed for scuba divers not for kayaks so normally it sits upside down when placed in the scupper.

I removed most of the Velcro attachment cuff, and left a small portion to secure it with a Velcro piece attached to the kayak. Wires run to the front where I have a Nocqua 10AH battery. Once plugged in the unit worked fine. The battery should be good for about 16 hours of run time. So much better than the 4-4.5 hours the C unit is good for.

Thank you so much Ernest for putting together all of these components for us, what a game changer.

This mod is so great.  On mine, I heat shrink wrapped the red and black wires up to the plug, then gooped around the head of the plug to seal it up better.  Also, I split power from my Nocqua so I could also power my fishfinder.  I used one of Nocqua's splitters and voltage controllers for the 12V needed for the FF.  The SS and FF work great off of one battery.  You're correct.  Game changer for sure, if you appreciate the additional peace of mind like I do. 

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What are"these"?

Glands dude... They are glands.   :smt006

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For Sale / Re: FS: Ocean Kayak T13 upgraded seat and FF
« on: July 02, 2022, 08:29:37 PM »
That first pic makes it look like a T-18.

I took that photo!  What a day that was! 

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I have one on order. But it'll be awhile before it comes to the dealer.

Hoping I can loan one from someone to finish building my rig.

If you have one that I could use for 2 days that would be awesome.

I'm in Sacramento but go all over.

Please let me know if you can help!

B/r,

Tommy

Hey Tommy,
Let me know if/when you need to borrow your old AI ((or the ama(s)).  Feel free to text or call me.  Im happy to help.  I will be out of town most of the week of the 4th and wont be fishing on the AI. 
Best,
Nolan


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Safety First / Re: paddle kayak at the soquel hole Saturday
« on: June 28, 2022, 05:29:51 PM »
Geez.  Slayer mindset is there, just maybe not the know-how?  At least he had a pfd and I guess a compass if he wanted a heading, but that's a long way out!  Hope he got a salmon out of it at least.  A lot to risk for no fish. 

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Wanted To Buy / Re: Scotty 438 gear-head track adapter
« on: June 22, 2022, 08:27:10 AM »
I have a few and could let one go, but I am in San Mateo.   :smt006

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Shark Shield voltage meter mod
« on: June 21, 2022, 09:41:33 AM »
Just wanted to give Ernest a shout out...  :smt006

Ive been chatting with him over the last month to adapt my SS (type C) to be powered by a Nocqua 12V battery.  I had it all prepared, then got covid.  Fast forward 3 weeks and  we finally met up.  After a few flying sparks and soldiering fun, we installed and tested the setup on thursday last week.  I then took it to the cove this past weekend and powered it OTW for 7 hours straight!  I confirmed it the old fashion way and yep! - it was working.  I am super stoked to have a successful test, and cant recommend it enough for those that want to extend the time OTW without using 2 SSs.  Here is a picture of my newly improved shark shield, after some cable management.  Much thanks to Ernest for all of the support!  You're the man!

This is so cool! The DIY junkie in me wants to tear mine apart and do this but I don't feel like I can justify it yet as mine is only 1 year old. Maybe when the OEM battery starts to loose health. There is something quite satisfying about taking a mass-produced product and making it better. Great work to you both.

Question--are the two batteries (stock and nocqua) wired in parallel or is the stock battery disabled now and only running the SS on the Nocqua?

As Ernest mentioned, the setup is totally reversible with the Type C SS.  Simply unplug the original battery (Im storing it in case I want to revert it back), and plug in the voltage controller, adapt the plug to accept a battery, and done.  Its a great setup.  I did spend some time gooping and greasing it up for waterproofing. 

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General Talk / Re: Happy Fathers Day NCKA
« on: June 20, 2022, 12:35:36 PM »
Great meeting you on shore Sea-bree, and happy fathers day to everyone as well!  The cove is an excellent spot to spend it! 
 :smt006

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Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Shark Shield voltage meter mod
« on: June 20, 2022, 12:32:21 PM »
Just wanted to give Ernest a shout out...  :smt006

Ive been chatting with him over the last month to adapt my SS (type C) to be powered by a Nocqua 12V battery.  I had it all prepared, then got covid.  Fast forward 3 weeks and  we finally met up.  After a few flying sparks and soldiering fun, we installed and tested the setup on thursday last week.  I then took it to the cove this past weekend and powered it OTW for 7 hours straight!  I confirmed it the old fashion way and yep! - it was working.  I am super stoked to have a successful test, and cant recommend it enough for those that want to extend the time OTW without using 2 SSs.  Here is a picture of my newly improved shark shield, after some cable management.  Much thanks to Ernest for all of the support!  You're the man! 


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For Sale / Re: 2015 hobie outback
« on: June 15, 2022, 10:25:37 AM »
Saw this a while back as well and surprised it hasn't sold yet. He could sell the kayak by itself for over 1500 if he wanted to.

With everything getting much more expensive, there couldnt be a worse time to sell a kayak, imo.  Tough times for sure unless you're loaded. 

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Fish Talk / Re: New fish species in Cali
« on: June 01, 2022, 12:06:21 PM »
OK... makes sense...  :smt075

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak Salmon Fishing 101 ?
« on: May 12, 2022, 08:19:14 AM »
I'd reach out to LoletaEric for a guided trip out of Shelter Cove.

A guided trip with Eric would be an awesome way to learn, no doubt -- and I'll look into it -- but Shelter Cove is a 3-hour drive (each way) from home so it becomes a little complicated.

Only 3 hours?  Lucky!!

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General Talk / Re: Not happy about my recent Dakota Lithium order
« on: May 10, 2022, 07:00:21 PM »
So what is the go-to kayak battery these days? I have a Chet battery which is great, but heís not selling them right now, and I had a noqua battery that had flimsy connectors and died after a few years, so I donít want to get another one of those. Is the best option just to get a generic  10 ah LiFePO4 on Amazon?

My 10ah nocqua is a beast.  Great battery.  Maybe you got a bad one? 

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Sand fleas for rockfish
« on: May 09, 2022, 01:30:30 PM »
Sure... better than nothing.

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I installed the tubing as shown and I'm wondering if 3/4" is too thick...  In principle, I can see how this would be an improvement, however, where the front hatch lid is bent in the middle, I'm not sure the lid is sealing at all with the tubing or with the original seal.  With enough downward pressure, maybe, but I'm not sure I trust it.  I may try 5/8" OD. 

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