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I have finally got around to posting some pics of my yak. I recently finished some mods on the yak. I have installed an eagle sounder 168, light and 12V power for an aerator. The battery box is waterproof and has 3 illuminated switches (all fused) - check this thread for more details:

http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3326

I have not taken my dog out as yet but he loves climbing all over it when I get it out. Do any of you take your dogs out?

Anyway, I love this thing and take it with me as often as I can when I travel around NSW for work (preferably the North coast). I will be heading up that way soon for 2 weeks and love to get a fish in early in the mornings - especially The Entrance and Port Macquarie (it always turns it on for me).
It is really easy to load and unload and is the perfect size for my car (Toyota Corolla hatch) and body weight. If I was heavier than 80kg I would have gone for the Outback.
She moves quite quick in the water and is even stable enough for me to stand up if required (calm water). I love the pedal system as it allows me to travel long distances. It also gives me the freedom to have my hands free to catch more fish (or untangle line) :roll:
I refuse to use my tinnie any more and will sell it in Summer - kayak fishing is the way to go. Its been great to catch up with some of you and the advice and tips you learn from this website is awesome - See you all on the water 8)
 

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Top work on the Sport Dan. Those mods look so professional. Think you`ve built up a mighty little fishing platform there. Congratulations. Steve.
 

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G'day Dan, good to hear from you again, I was wondering if you were still around. Hope to catch up this Saturday

Good work on the setup mate, looks sensational. The battery box with the lights is a work of art!

The dog looks like he loves it...

Can I suggest a name for your yak??? The HOBEAGLE...
(mix of Hobie and Beagle)
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Dan,

Bang up job on the Hobie. Very impressive.

Mine's still a virgin. (we are talkin' about the Hobie here)
I Haven't been game to add the extras ... yet.
 

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Davey G said:
G'day Dan, good to hear from you again, I was wondering if you were still around. Hope to catch up this Saturday

Good work on the setup mate, looks sensational. The battery box with the lights is a work of art!

The dog looks like he loves it...

Can I suggest a name for your yak??? The HOBEAGLE...
(mix of Hobie and Beagle)
:?:
I can't keep him off the yak. I don't know how he'd go on the water though - good idea with the name. See u Saturday hopefully.
 

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Daveyak said:
Hobie_Fisherman said:
Do any of you take your dogs out?
Occasionally I take my dog KT out on my Swing, I need to plug the scuppers in the well if I do. I'd do it more often as she loves it but gets too excited when I cast a lure out and when I'm reeling in a fish & has fallen in a few times. Not much fun dragging a sopping wet dog back onto the kayak & then having it shake itself all over my back.
Nice dog there Dave - sounds like fun for a hot summers day
 

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Great stuff Dan. Its great to see all the ideas that get shared on this site.

Loved your battery box in particular. I also have just finished my Sports fitout recently and will post pics asap after getting my digi cam back from repairs.

Chris
 
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