dbjpb

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About dbjpb

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  • About Me:
    If not snowboarding I like to bicycle or kayak .
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    Kayak fishing, snowboarding, bicycling
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    I am a data base administrator for shop rite

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  1. Will throw in a paddle and a color lowrance fish finder.
  2. Ryan what model of fish finder did you buy? Some fish finders have large fittings that require large wholes in the deck. Lowrance fittings with fish finders with a gps are pretty big. The hobie wire kit was made with lowrance fittings in mind. It is expensive but you do get a good amount of fittings. It is pretty water proof. Not 100%. Every hole in the deck of your kayak will leak a little water. It should not be a problem. Did you get a battery bag for your prowler or are you going to use a plastic container. Are you going to use a fuse? What about the transducer? In hull or in water? Good luck with you new ride. Post some pictures when you are done rigging. If you need a cheap solution for the wires passing through the deck use a cork. Drill a hole through the center of it. Make a slit in the side of it and pass your wires though. You can use some silicone to help seal it.
  3. Who said hobies don 't sink ? I don't think Dan has been out since then.
  4. Talk to dan. He sank his pro angler in raritan bay in the spring. There are post all over the web site. Spring of 2017. I think it may have been april or may ? It sank like a stone. I think he had to cut off his waders and get rescued.
  5. Eddyline Caribbean 14 fishng kayak. Located in Manasquan NJ. The ultimate lightweight fishing kayak, the Caribbean 14 has options specifically designed for the kayak angler. Thanks to Eddyline’s unique Carbonlite material, the Caribbean 14 only weighs 50 lbs. making car topping and carrying a breeze. Since its introduction in 1997, Carbonlite has proved to be impact resistant and dimensionally stable so you don’t have to worry about hull distortion. Carbonlite boasts a thick acrylic cap to provide superior abrasion resistance and protection from the harmful effects of UV degradation. At 14’ long and 29” wide, the Caribbean 14 will cover distance quickly and efficiently. The lengthened cockpit and increased capacity will suit larger individuals or simply enable a larger load. The cockpit features wide foot wells, a 6” day hatch with internal Gear Bucket and space for an optional gear track down the center of the cockpit. The stern tankwell fits a wider variety of tackle management systems such as the Yak Attack BlackPak in addition to configurations for standard milk crates and 5 gallon buckets. There is a platform for Plano box storage at the forward end of the cockpit and multiple options for mounting rod holders, fish finders and various electronics. Multiple hatches throughout the boat allow for easy access to the interior to make customization seamless. The Caribbean 14 comes with a comfortable high backed seat with a drain in the seat well to keep you dry. Perfectly balanced carbon fiber side carry handles, retractable carry handles fore and aft and paddle holders on both sides provide convenience for portaging to your favorite put in. The deck has been designed to allow for multiple flat spots and tracks for mounting accessories, and come in a wide variety of highly visible colors. Individual factory-installed options include: Footwell and Tackle Box Traction Pads, Front Hatch Liner, Flush Mount Rod Holders and many more fishing options.
  6. Thanks for the views. Will try another site.
  7. Ok I will throw in a Lowrance fish finder a pfd and a 230 cm carbon paddle if it goes this weekend.
  8. Unfortunately someone will need to die before they fix the problem with the cracked hulls. It will need to be a young person in good health who is dressed for immersion with a pfd. His spouse will be the beneficiary of the multi million dollar law suit. Some law firm will collect 1/3 of her earnings for being her legal counsel. Her children will grow up without knowing their father. All new hobies will come with a new improved hull and a pump to pump out water when the new hull fails. That is what it will take for them to correct the problem .
  9. Eddyline caribbean 14. Located in Manasquan NJ $1199. Excellent condition. The ultimate lightweight fishing kayak, the Caribbean 14 has options specifically designed for the kayak angler. Thanks to Eddyline’s unique Carbonlite material, the Caribbean 14 only weighs 50 lbs. making car topping and carrying a breeze. Since its introduction in 1997, Carbonlite has proved to be impact resistant and dimensionally stable so you don’t have to worry about hull distortion. Carbonlite boasts a thick acrylic cap to provide superior abrasion resistance and protection from the harmful effects of UV degradation. At 14’ long and 29” wide, the Caribbean 14 will cover distance quickly and efficiently. The lengthened cockpit and increased capacity will suit larger individuals or simply enable a larger load. The cockpit features wide foot wells, a 6” day hatch with internal Gear Bucket and space for an optional gear track down the center of the cockpit. The stern tankwell fits a wider variety of tackle management systems such as the Yak Attack BlackPak in addition to configurations for standard milk crates and 5 gallon buckets. There is a platform for Plano box storage at the forward end of the cockpit and multiple options for mounting rod holders, fish finders and various electronics. Multiple hatches throughout the boat allow for easy access to the interior to make customization seamless. The Caribbean 14 comes with a comfortable high backed seat with a drain in the seat well to keep you dry. Perfectly balanced carbon fiber side carry handles, retractable carry handles fore and aft and paddle holders on both sides provide convenience for portaging to your favorite put in. The deck has been designed to allow for multiple flat spots and tracks for mounting accessories, and come in a wide variety of highly visible colors. Individual factory-installed options include: Footwell and Tackle Box Traction Pads, Front Hatch Liner, Flush Mount Rod Holders and many more fishing options.
  10. The surgeon general should place a warning on hobie hulls: stress fractures by the drive well could lead to death by drowning if you pedal regularly. Bring flex seal and or duct tape to prevent death when your hull fails. Don’t use turbo fins or accelerate quickly this will cause extra stress on our already defective hulls. Also failed surf landings could accelerate the process too.
  11. This is not the only known hobie design failure. How about the hatch on the pro angler that leaks so bad the hull fills with water and causes the kayak to sink? How about the fact that they sell scupper carts knowing the cause cracks in their hulls where you insert them. How about the fact that the revo performs poorly in following seas. All known issues for several years yet no attempt to fix them? What exactly are hobie design engineers doing? Oh yeah they created the vantage to decrease stability. They created a new drive with reverse that keeps failing. I wonder if any of their engineers kayak fish? Shame on you hobie. You would be surprised how many people see things like Ross. Also I don’t believe your 1% hull failure statistic. Talks is cheap release the actual statistics that you keep locked up in the vault about the real number of hull failures. I suppose the hobie paddles were designed by the same engineering staff. Not exactly their most shining moment?
  12. I see it exactly as Ross see it. Hobie should fix their hulls. This is B.S..
  13. I like jogn’s Idea to leave a brush in your car to clean off the sand.