Your idea's and input are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for participating. In fact the first question I'm facing is weather to do a Rudder Kit, or just Have a metal skeg that drops down. Any thoughts?
Here are a few before shots.
|Here is the cockpit.|
|Beautiful lines, Ugly boat :)|
|Looks like some rental numbers on the side. Lots of sun damage on the hull and all the buckles.|
|New side carry handles|
|Sea Dog Foot Braces and accessory tracks.|
|Yak Attack Pan Fish with Go Pro mount.|
Update 3/29 Seat is now complete. I used the back band out of a Necky Vector. The seat dropped right in and only took 4 bolts to secure it nicely to the yak. I used a Valley Sea Kayaks pad for my bum.
|Clean and updated!|
|Bungee Keeps the seat nice and upright.|
|Cockpit is almost complete!|
Time for the fun part. Today we installed some of the fishing gear including, rod tip covers, Hummingbird fish finder, tackle box and more. Check out these photos.
|We took a blow torch to the kayak today to clean up all the scratches and loose burs. Its amazing how nice it came out.|
|Simple Bungees hold on the tackle box.|
|Couple of rod holders mounted to the tackle box makes for an adaptable ride.|
|Shot of the rod tip cover I installed off of a Jackson Cuda. This allows me to store my rods flat on the deck and keeps them from getting snagged on thules and low hanging trees. Also you can see the Mad Frog transducer arm sticking down.|
|The Hummingbird was a super clean install thanks to the Yak Attack Mighty Mount and Screwball. The whole fish finder and transducer can be taken off in a matter of minutes and all you have is a small black plate. Props to Yak Attack for thinking outside the box!|
|I also added a deck bag strait off of a Necky Vector 13. This made for clean easy storage on the deck and a place to store my extra transducer wire.|
|Another shot of the upgrades we did today. Not finished yet, but getting closer.|
|Such a beautiful Lake. Great moment in the AM.|
|Loving the look of this new yak!|
|End of the day!|
|Epic place to fish|
|My river set up.|
|Surfing the river!|
|Sitting side saddle.|
|Lining up to surf a wave under the Cypress bridge.|
|The roughest water of the day was this boily hole below the Cypress bridge.|
|Great day great boat.|
One last thing! Major thanks to Rich at Snap Dragon Designs for these custom hatch covers. This boat is BONE DRY after hours of play on the river.