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Stealth / Re: New transducer mount
« on: June 09, 2021, 06:53:41 AM »
More detailed demo from Brett at the factory. You could even mount a sidescan transducer on top of the cover plate. Pretty slick system.

Stealth / New transducer mount
« on: May 26, 2021, 10:39:22 AM »
No more gluing your transducer in-hull or dangling it over the side. Not sure if it will support side scan, but this pretty much eliminates interference and drag issues.

I don't think you need to mess around with the rudder. This guy mounted a bracket and small motor to the rod holders.

Stealth / Re: Rigging pics
« on: April 26, 2021, 12:55:21 PM »
Bungee to hold hatch lid closed is also really useful. Some people use a round button instead of a hook, but I think the hook is a bit more secure. https://www.amazon.com/YYST-Paddle-Keeper-Bungee-Holder/dp/B01H2XB18W/

Stealth / Re: Rigging pics
« on: April 26, 2021, 12:49:55 PM »
Mesh pocket in the hatch is great. Attaches with velcro so you can easily remove it. https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Webs-Tackle-Black-Large/dp/B00JURUDQ0/

Stealth / Re: ...pulled the trigger
« on: April 06, 2021, 07:51:16 PM »
That's not a 460 picture, it's a Fusion 480. Also, the green is a different shade for fiberglass boats, not as bright. Here's a couple of instagram link to a green 460s. Instagram color filters are a bit wonky, but these pics are fairly accurate.

This  :smt044
Dang, where'd you get that pic?  Will look great with the bloody contrast... :smt007 :smt006

searched like crazy , not even sure its a 460 .

Thatís going to be a nice rig!

and I`ll still suck at halibut ..LOL

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Paddle Leash Recommendation
« on: March 22, 2021, 12:51:08 PM »
100% on board with DIY. I didn't really like any of the commercial options. You can also get the length perfect if you DIY. I used 1/4 inch bungee with hog rings and shrink tube on the carabiner/boat end, and a perfection loop with velcro cable tie on the paddle end.

For Sale / Craigslist: kevlar Tsunami Rum Runner kayak
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:56:04 PM »
Sweet kevlar boat with a rail system. Could be easily rigged for ocean fishing.

Stealth / Re: Hatch Cover meets Rod Holder
« on: February 15, 2021, 08:34:30 PM »
Nice work! I was thinking about making a shim for a Railblaza sideport to get it level, but this looks about perfect.

Stealth / Re: New Fusion 480: roto-molded plastic boat is on the way
« on: January 15, 2021, 03:16:50 PM »
www.keeleazy.com is pretty good stuff. Expensive, but you don't need much. Follow the instructions, don't just slap it on.


Any thick tape with water resistant adhesive will work in a pinch.

You can add a fiberglass layer.

You can also mix epoxy with Silica thickener and apply. Add a gelcoat top layer if you want.

Zirconium Silicate is another possible alternative, as one guy posted at Yakshed (an Australia kayak forum).

Stealth / Re: Water in the main hull
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:49:26 PM »
Didn't realize you're in Socal. I'd check with www.oceanpaddlesports.com. They should be able to refer you to someone who specializes in fixing fiberglass/carbon paddlecraft closer to you.

You'll likely need to get replacement footwell pads and venturi covers for the scupper holes from Stealth or seasherpa.com.au. They'll probably need to be removed for repair access.

Is there a hairline crack in the bottom of the fish hatch? Don't see how else water could leak in that way, unless there was a bubble or larger void in the epoxy during molding. Either way it should be a simple repair if you marked the location of the trouble spot.

Stealth / Re: Water in the main hull
« on: January 01, 2021, 05:14:00 PM »
101 Surf Sports offers a repair service. I can't vouch for the repairs, but it's a great shop.

Stealth / Re: Paddle advice
« on: October 24, 2020, 10:19:24 PM »
Love, love, love my 500. I can't guarantee that an 8' will fit, but you can always cut a couple inches off the butt and cap it, or have a rod builder do it for you. Long rod butts are a hinderance on a kayak IMHO. Other than that, you'll get a little more speed from a 500, not much, but it adds up over a long day.

Stealth / Re: Stealth Custom Game Bag...Yea or Nea?
« on: October 24, 2020, 10:10:10 PM »
I don't have the Stealth bag, but I've been using a Silver Horde Katchkooler II Bag (40x16") which just barely squeezes into my 500's hatch. It's a good bag, and I can get my rods in with a little fiddling, but I'm not sure if they're making this size anymore.

However I wanted a better option than that and finally found a sweet dry bag that fits into my 575's hatch.

Going to DIY an insulation liner for the bag with a windshield sun screen similar to this:

Alternatively, I can swap out the liner for a burlap sack or use both.

Or I can just give up and toss everything into the hatch! A little dish soap and bleach makes it smell like new.

Stealth / Re: Bit the Bullet - Stealth Questions. help please!
« on: October 24, 2020, 09:42:05 PM »
Sold my Outback and getting into a Stealth Fusion 480 Fisha 460.  I am curious as to how you guys like to mount your accessories? Particularly the sounder.  I currently use an elite7 ti2 and I know that's a larger unit.  I have the HDI xducer, not the 3-in-1 so I should be able to fit it into the scupper recess on the new hull.

Im also curious if you can fit 8' rods in the hull?


edit: doesnt look like an 8' will go into the 460, what about the 500?

Longest rod I use on my kayak is 7'9" and it fits into my Fisha 500 hatch. It's is older style without the livewell, so I'm not sure if new ones have less room.
As for mounting, Stealths have relatively little flat surface area so options are a bit more limited. The hatch lid is really where you want to put the finder, but I've seen a couple of interesting alternatives, like these: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvEIybWl-bP/   https://www.instagram.com/p/BtSsTVFAvoA/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BLapfzUjbln/. I've also seen a couple of finders mounted on the deck just in front of the hatch.

The hatch lid isn't the best spot for a rod holder, but you could put one there as long as you're OK with keeping the lid strapped down tight, and moving the rod to one of the rear holders when needed. I keep thinking I'll add a Railblaza sideport somewhere in the footwell, either at the front end or on the side of the fish hatch, but I haven't really felt the need to. Sea Sherpa makes a footwell mounting bracket for Stealths that offers better clearance and puts the mount higher. https://seasherpa.com.au/collections/fishing-gear/products/front-rod-holder-brackets

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