CAPE FEAR RIGGING AND TRAILER MOUNTING

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preacher
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Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:37 am
Type of boat I like: Cape Fear SOT
Location: Balch Springs, Texas

CAPE FEAR RIGGING AND TRAILER MOUNTING

Post by preacher » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:11 am

Adapted the trailer to hold the "V" bottom SOT hull.

Used 3/4" Ply cut to shape of the keel and covered with carpet.
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New tie downs are 1/4" rope with a self locking pulley. Works a lot better than the old ratchet straps.
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Used 1/2" pipe insulation tubes to protect finish of the boat.
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Mounted some pad eyes in the tankwell and installed bungee cording.
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Cockpit floor with "Academy" clear stick-on ruler.
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Rudder keeper is mounted on the stern "Hobie" dry hatch lid.
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Center hatch is also a "Hobie" dry hatch plus there are 2 flush rod holders.
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Front hatch is "Crack o Dawn" dry hatch, depth finder is an "Eagle 360" color.

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I love the "Hobie" flush mount pouches. They have a bungee top and they are good for holding all sorts of stuff.
Of course, everything is BLACK.

Going fishing Monday morning.

Jacko
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Joined: Sun May 30, 2010 1:19 am
Type of boat I like: Canoes and Kayaks.
Location: Hervey Bay Queensland Australia

Re: CAPE FEAR RIGGING AND TRAILER MOUNTING

Post by Jacko » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:06 am

What a rig preacher, I bet those fish are scared already :-)
Jacko
1: Cobia 15: First 1/2 Built by "hairymick"
2: 16' Fibreglass Canadian Canoe
with homemade outriggers & 2hp Suzuki
for when I'm feeling lazy.

Jacko
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun May 30, 2010 1:19 am
Type of boat I like: Canoes and Kayaks.
Location: Hervey Bay Queensland Australia

Re: CAPE FEAR RIGGING AND TRAILER MOUNTING

Post by Jacko » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:49 am

Hey preacher, where did you get your Hobie hatches & Crack of Dawn rudder system from? I love the idea of hatches that don't end up over the side or in the bottom of the boat everytime you take them off & I just like the look of the rudder set up.
Jacko
1: Cobia 15: First 1/2 Built by "hairymick"
2: 16' Fibreglass Canadian Canoe
with homemade outriggers & 2hp Suzuki
for when I'm feeling lazy.

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preacher
Posts: 213
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:37 am
Type of boat I like: Cape Fear SOT
Location: Balch Springs, Texas

Re: CAPE FEAR RIGGING AND TRAILER MOUNTING

Post by preacher » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:27 pm

Jacko wrote:Hey preacher, where did you get your Hobie hatches & Crack of Dawn rudder system from? I love the idea of hatches that don't end up over the side or in the bottom of the boat everytime you take them off & I just like the look of the rudder set up.
Hobie hatches came from Austin Canoe and Kayak. Very good group of people.
http://www.austinkayak.com/

Crack of Dawn rudder came from a little family owned yak shop in Garland, Texas. I've had it for a couple of years but I will try and locate a web site for them if they have one.

I think it's made for a SINK but it works great on the flat stern of the Cape Fear.

Jacko
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun May 30, 2010 1:19 am
Type of boat I like: Canoes and Kayaks.
Location: Hervey Bay Queensland Australia

Re: CAPE FEAR RIGGING AND TRAILER MOUNTING

Post by Jacko » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:11 am

Thanks for that :)
Jacko
1: Cobia 15: First 1/2 Built by "hairymick"
2: 16' Fibreglass Canadian Canoe
with homemade outriggers & 2hp Suzuki
for when I'm feeling lazy.

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