Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

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scottrunnr
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Re: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

Post by scottrunnr » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:35 am

Thx Matt!

I'm sure I'll have more questions about the integration of the Hobie inflatable well as I progress. I've ordered the well assembly. Time to start tearing apart the decking etc. :-)

What a beautiful build Cowbro!

scottrunnr
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Re: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

Post by scottrunnr » Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:57 pm

Matt & Cowbro,
Can you provide me with some details on your transducer & rudder/control installs?

1. It looks like you built a recessed box for the transducer. How did you build a watertight feed for the cables?
How did you attach the transducer holder & transducer cover w/o compromising the watertightness of the hull?

2. For the rudder:
a. I was also thinking of using the Hobie Twist & Stow rudder. Do you have any specs for the attachment you built for it?
b. I had also stumbled across the Bixpy rudder control & was hoping to use it. Sounds like that option isn't optimal.
Can you detail the rudder control system you built?

Thx!

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