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Since your last post about making cables and parts I actually looked into making my own set.  The parts aren’t really that expensive once u have the cable crimping tool. I’ll let u know if I give it a go.

That would be cool if it works--keep us posted!

I did find the stainless chain that Hobie uses, and it's not too expensive.

I was at West Marine today and they had a Pelican pedal drive kayak. I’d never looked closely at the Pelican pedal system (they call it hydryve), but the cables/chain look to be virtually identical to those on a Hobie mirage drive. So, I’m wondering if the Pelican cables will work on a Hobie. I can’t seem to find the hydryve cables online, but I’d bet they are cheaper than the corresponding Hobie parts. If so, it might be a good source for spare parts for a Hobie.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Davis, California
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:37:35 PM »

I'd never heard of that brand of kayak. From the info online, it looks like it'll be super-stable, and it also looks like it's got super-comfy seats...

Introductions / Re: Newbie & shark question?
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:34:30 PM »
In decades of kayak fishing the ocean I saw my 1st landlord yesterday at Santa Cruz right before we entered the mouth of the harbor.

Santa Cruz? Must've been a mola, as the landlord is restricted to Capitola...

Safety First / Re: Kayak self rescue
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:20:04 PM »
I also find it more difficult to right my Hobie (a Revo 16) than to climb back on board. While the rope technique is a good one, I think it might be wise to practice tipping it right-side-up without a rope, just in case the rope is missing, inaccessible, or whatever...

Introductions / Re: Hello from the Bay Area!
« on: July 31, 2021, 08:26:55 AM »
Welcome, Dr. CnCC.

What field is your PhD?

I think the ones that get away keep us coming back more than the ones we catch.


... I havent caught one in like 3 years.

Ditto that.

General Fishing Tips / Re: Stinky Wetsuit
« on: July 29, 2021, 12:35:56 PM »
Now I have a name for my new Punk band!

Wetsuit Walking Under Its Own Power?

Places to Launch and Camp / Re: Parking near Cowells in SC
« on: July 29, 2021, 12:21:47 PM »
Says launches are allowed at the West end of the beach and at life guards discretion.

That's good to know. So, launch early before any lifeguards are present and hope that they don't use their discretion to prevent you from landing...

Places to Launch and Camp / Re: Parking near Cowells in SC
« on: July 28, 2021, 05:18:40 PM »
I launched from Mitchell’s Cove once. That was one of only 2 times that I have been able to con my older son into hauling my kayak to the launch site—the other time, I launched at 4 mile beach and landed at the harbor. As FT says, the stairs at Mitchell’s Cove are no joke.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: On the water knots for rigging.
« on: July 28, 2021, 04:46:41 PM »
Really tying rigs on the water for me = sea sickness unless they are quick.

This! I only tie palomar knots on the water…

Places to Launch and Camp / Re: Parking near Cowells in SC
« on: July 28, 2021, 12:45:16 PM »
... I believe it's not 'legal' to launch kayaks from cowell's beach.  I think you'd probly get away with it if you tried, but years past that was the word.


I've heard that too, but this official-looking site claims it is a "kayak access point"...


For Sale / Re: Catamaran ( not mine )
« on: July 28, 2021, 12:31:32 PM »
Put a mirage drive (or 2) on that, and you'd have a unique fishing vessel...

Kayak Sailing / Re: Is this a kayak*?
« on: July 28, 2021, 05:20:14 AM »
Very clever...

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