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A Revolution is coming!

Postby Marty75 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:20 pm

Hey guys,

Thought I'd write up a post about my new Hobie Revo fitout which I'd completed over the weekend.

I bought my first Hobie Revo back in December 07' which had served me well for over 3 years. It was orange in colour and I named her Serenity after the usual feeling I'd get while out kayak fishing (in amongst fleeting moments of pandemonium and mayhem during the hot kingie sessions). Unfortunately my Revo recently succumbed to a crack around the mirage drive which was replaced by Hobie recently without question.Thumbs up! A 2011 replacement hull in red was ordered and I took delivery of Serenity II last week.

Accessory list:
ST fins
Eagle 350C colour FF (wet mount transducer in hull install, 7amp SLA battery in Hobie tray in rear hatch, head unit mounted in side pocket)
Anchor trolley
Swell Gemini 2 piece fibreglass paddle
Scotty 1073 downrigger
Freedom 7 shark shield + backup shark shield (shortened hand spear :twisted: )
2 x Hobie rod holder extenders
Sailing rudder
2 x RAM tube rod holders (1 in sail mount via RAM ball adapter, the other mounted behind the seat)
Safety flag (cheap 2-piece Kmart bike flag)
Seattle sports safety light
RAM suction camera mount
Waterproof Eagle VHF radio clipped to Camelback and attached via Hobie gear keeper
Hobie iComfort seat with cheap Denali camel-back style bladder strapped behind (no zippers, all velcro - very handy!)
Manual bilge hand pump and drogue sea anchor stored in centre hatch and leashed for easy retrieval
Bow and stern flotation bags (just in case!)
lip grips, gaff and whatever else leashed

Tackle used
Offshore combos:
Penn Squall 40 Lever Drag / Penn Squall 6' 10-15kg rod / 30lb mono - trolling O/H Combo
Shimano Baitrunner 4500/Silstar Crystal Blue 6'6" 10-15kg rod/30lb braid - live/dead bait outfit
Daiwa Oceano 4500/Shimano Jigwrex S5103 5'10" PE3 rod/30lb braid - trolling/jigging outfit
Van Staal VM150/Nitro Godzilla 7' rod / 40lb braid - heavy bait/spin outfit
Daiwa Advantage 3500 / Nitro Viper 7' rod /15 & 20lb braid - medium spin outfit
Abu Soron STX40 / Abu Soron 7' 4-6kg rod / 12lb braid - light spin
Estuary combos:
Shimano Stradic Ci4 2500 / Berkley Tournament Pro IM7 2-4kg rod / 4lb Fireline
Shimano Sienna 1000 / Crucis Aegis 6'6" 1-3kg rod / 4lb Fireline Crystal

Pics below:

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The original Serenity at SWR - RIP


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Serenity II


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Close up


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Everything leashed


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The cockpit
Last edited by Marty75 on Mon May 05, 2014 11:32 pm, edited 7 times in total.
PBs: Kingfish 74cm Bream 41cm Flathead 68cm Tailor 51cm Hammerhead 6ft Salmon 70cm Bonito 56cm Hairtail 95cm Spotted Mackerel 95cm
Hobie Revo Serenity II rigged here
Stealth Evo 465 (ex-IndieDog) rigged here
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Re: A Revolution is coming!

Postby RevvedUp » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:45 am

Nice work Marty,

So, when are we heading out??
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Re: A Revolution is coming!

Postby RevvedUp » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:46 am

Nice work Marty,

So, when are we heading out??
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Re: A Revolution is coming!

Postby gummyshark » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:26 pm

looks great marty 75, a great set up u got to love it's colour ;-)
wow great range of rods and reals, just a smig jealous ;-)
cheers and good fishing gummyshark norm ;-)
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Re: A Revolution is coming!

Postby johnny » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:26 am

Very Martymartyish,tons of everything,love it!
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Re: A Revolution is coming!

Postby mehi » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:17 pm

Any more gear on her and your going to have to upgrade to a PA it certainly looks the goods
Tight lines Cheers Dave

The more effort you put into your fishing, the more you will get out of it
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