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Tournaments 2019

The list grows every year and 2019 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Rod Rest Anchor Trolley Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board SideKick AMA Kit Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate Hobie Gear Pockets HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography Kayak Storage Rack SCUPPER PRO

Ocean Kayak Elite 4.5 - Petrol Jet Drive Engine - Manuel "Albatros" Málaga, Spain

My Ocean Kayak Prowler Elite 4.5, driven by an adjustable water nozzle, motobomba 40 cc, weight 8.5 kg and speed of 0.1 to 5 knots.

I have been some time wanted to motorise my fishing kayak, having checked out many electric motors and petrol engines, there was nothing that fitted my needs. All of the options available were a little heavy and all had a propeller, what I really wanted was something different, jet propulsion.

Motobomba 40cc petrol engine in tankwell.

Jet propulsion would be safer around rocky outcrops and shallow water, there would be less chance of tackle fouling around the propulsion system a propeller could be a problem, the balance of the kayak would be less upset by the weight of the motor and associated batteries and there would be less drag when paddling.


Jet drive pipe work.

My only other safety concern with my chosen engine was a safety cut out system which proved successful on testing.


Picture on left shows safety cut-out components and picture on right shows them in place on the engine.

The first sea trials were successful, speed and safety were satisfactory, but some details still need refining, the noise level needs reducing, method of steering techniques improved and engine/jet efficiency.

Many details are left out from this article but this project is work in progress, but one I am excited to share with my fellow kayak fishermen from around the world.


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