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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

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