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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Rigged my stealth 495  (Read 2109 times)

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nixster

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Just finished rigging my stealth 495 kayak! Pimped my ride. Saw a lot of info online to get ideas and watched more more YouTube than I care to admit . Had some ideas of my own that would fit my style of fishing as well as function while on the water. Next task getting it done . Being a fiberglass kayak I needed help, so I contacted Dan at Headwaters kayak to get things started . They are the stealth dealer here in the United States.  Big thank you to Dan and Eddie and the rest of the Headwaters crew for a fine job setting me up right !  Big shout out to Craig aka  Ravensblack for the opportunity . Thank you!  Hope you didn't have seller's remorse.  I am gonna fish the hell out of this thing!  :metal  Here is what we came up with . May take a few posts for the pictures. First photo is the finished kayak and will break it down on storage and features.


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Here are a few photos of the console area rigged with accessories and with out.


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nixster, what is the weight on that?


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your gonna love it! I ran the tracks on mine also.
Sponsored by:Stealth kayaks, Sato custom rods, Seeker rods. Accurate reels, b2 Squid, Promar.


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Welcome to the light!
Sponsored by:Stealth kayaks, Sato custom rods, Seeker rods. Accurate reels, b2 Squid, Promar.


nixster

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Installed yak attack tracks and mounts  to make things simple and easy to  change things as situations require. Some photos of inside the hatch. Added a gear track to mount things inside as well as place my sonar for surf launching and landing. I also added a Tackle Web bag for hanging storage that is velcro attached and removable . I also placed a battery tray under the seat with an access hatch to the thru hull transducer.


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AOTY 2011 - 9th
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Did some keel add on as well on the bow and stern of the kayak  for shore landings and incidental impacts.


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If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck I'd swim to the bottom and never come up.


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The kayak is 16 ft 4 in and weighs about 62 lbs I can pick it up to my shoulder with the way the straps are positioned. I took it to the Berryessa event and broke it in . It glides really well and it is fun to cruise at 5 mph on a paddle kayak .  :smt044  I hope this post helps future stealth owners on rigging ideas!  If anyone really wants a fast paddling fishing  kayak check these out ,especially if fishing areas with current and wind like I want to do in the west delta for big topwater stripers. Hope you all enjoy , any questions you can post or pm me . Fish hard! See you out on the water.


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Awesome job! I've been making excuses to not go the gear trac route, but see all the things people are able to do with them is making it hard to resist..
2008 Tarpon 140, still in progress


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That is a beautiful boat. Nice, well thought layout, too.
Congrats.
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You bought Craig's Stealth?

I hate you.   :smt002





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Forgot to show the seat area. Added pad eyes to the grips to accommodate any seat that you like . The kayak is really comfortable without one too but it is all personal preference. I also added mighty mounts behind the rear hatch to put rocket  launchers ,gopro mounts,flags etc. I will be also adding a suction cup go pro mount to the front of the kayak as it will stick real well for a no holes drilled attachment. 


 

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