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Messages - AlsHobieOutback

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Ran across this one from Dan at Headwaters  :smt006

Similar in spec https://jonnyboats.com/collections/boats/products/bass-100 and has a motor mount option you can buy!

Here's one in action with a motor

How many purists started buying Hobies after a few years  :smt044

General Talk / Re: FUNNY STUFF......
« on: March 27, 2023, 12:31:18 PM »
 Kayak with a Leave blower motor 


This unique Pelican boat will carry a total weight of up to 450 lbs.—and at 78 lb.
Nice stats for capacity and weight: Don't let the
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9'9" length fool you. . That's really short, and I would not say it's sea worthy in length or design. 

General Talk / Re: Winter is a state of mind
« on: March 27, 2023, 08:52:15 AM »
Damn mother nature throwing me a curvball yet again.  It's March, but I woke up to freezing temps like it was January again.  Anyway, trying to focus that good energy into positivity and even though tomorrow may be bringing yet another storm our way.  This weekend I am going to force myself to wet a line whatever the cost maybe.  Don't care if I get a bite, I need that OTW therapy session as soon as possible  :smt004.

I'm kind of a DIY guy and I'm just constantly thinking what hacks I can create to enjoy the water more with the least amount of cost.  I do so many things that I cannot afford to do everything "the right way", which typically is costly.  Often it is improvise or no game for me.  I hope our purist friends don't get upset with me.

I am in the process of replacing my dryer right now; I will disassemble the broken machine and strip it of any useful materials which may go onto my vessel at some point as a hack. My wife says I'm "so 'Sanford & Son'".

That's part of the madness as they say  :smt006. I'm a big fan of making my own tools or solutions for kayking as they often come out how I want them, for a price I can afford and have a huge satisfaction when used.  That said, I wouldn't try and make my own PFD, paddle, seat, or bilge pump.  I'll buy those things to trust they are in good working order.  Starting out with something and progressing is how most people do it, but if you are aiming higher you might also stay on land longer, and there is a lot of fun to just "being out there"  :smt002

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: First attempt hollow core loop
« on: March 26, 2023, 08:15:13 AM »
Feeling like a cave man asking, but what is a hollow core loop used for?  I can guess tuna since there is a picture of one, but what is the specific technique you are using here?

General Talk / Re: Scariest night ever…
« on: March 26, 2023, 07:49:57 AM »
Had a similar incident three years ago at the last place I lived in Boulder Creek.  BIG doug fir started leaning and you could see it's starting to crack on the back side of the base due to stress.  Called the landlord and let them know but he said big trees can take a loooong time to fall, shouldn't worry about it.  So I started parking my cars on the street and watched daily this giant lean more and more towards highway 9.  About a week later you could hear the thing cracking all the time and there was a wind storm on the way.  Tried calling the Sheriffs office, the fire department, 911, but no one would come until the thing fell.  When it did it also took out two or three redwood trees, that fell across 9, blocking the road way, taking down 6 power poles and crushing a older toyota and falling around a lady about to pull out on 9, but luckily no one was hurt. 

General Talk / Re: Scariest night ever…
« on: March 26, 2023, 06:08:47 AM »
Wow, that is some crazy forces to be able to crush that container like that  :smt009. Glad your yaks are safe!  Must have made quite the sound when it fell.

General Talk / Re: Scariest night ever…
« on: March 26, 2023, 06:03:54 AM »
Whew, finally power and internet is back!  Just when I was about to head to town for more fuel they energized my area.  No more bumming it at hotels for this guy!

How many days without power? After the snow, we went 5.75 days, and that’s a record for us.
Lost power about noon Tuesday, so it was 5 days.  Snow was a 5 days for me as well. 

General Talk / Re: Scariest night ever…
« on: March 25, 2023, 07:53:08 PM »
Whew, finally power and internet is back!  Just when I was about to head to town for more fuel they energized my area.  No more bumming it at hotels for this guy!

Introductions / Re: intro
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Introductions / Re: intro
« on: March 24, 2023, 09:11:55 PM »
Yeah, I'll delete my posts if you stay  :smt006

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