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#1 cnnashman

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Posted April 06 2012 - 8:05 PM

[img=[IMG]http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/3395817/width/600/height/450]Hi guys, i was strolling around Walmart the other day and i decided to check out the garden center, in front of my eyes appeared what i had been looking for. Its just a flexible tub which fits perfect and will conform to any type hatch and it's a fraction of the price what Hobie charges for their new hatch liner.

This is my Outback with it, i think it will work for preventing stuff from sliding all over the bottom of the yak. Somebody may have already posted something like this but i decided to post anyway.

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Posted April 07 2012 - 6:30 AM

Good find! That thing looks like it was custom made for your kayak.

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Posted April 07 2012 - 9:35 AM

Sweet, I just got my oasis and hobie does not have a liner for the front hatch. I am wally world bound.

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Posted April 07 2012 - 4:21 PM

Good find! That thing looks like it was custom made for your kayak.




The thing is that it's a flexible tub and conforms to any shape perfectly. It cost under $5.00. It does come with handles so you need to stick it in to whatever hatch you have and mark the outside with a dark marker and then trim to fit. It certainly beats paying close to $40.00 for a piece of molded plastic from the manufacturer.

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Posted April 17 2012 - 2:28 PM

OK so off to Wally world for me. I was not impressed with the Hobie tubs and held off getting one. Now that thing is exactly what I looking for in my Outback. Great find cnnashman!
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Posted April 17 2012 - 3:59 PM

Thank you very much....excellent find.
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Posted April 17 2012 - 4:01 PM

OK so off to Wally world for me. I was not impressed with the Hobie tubs and held off getting one. Now that thing is exactly what I looking for in my Outback. Great find cnnashman!




Yeah, i recently saw the Hobie hatch liners and they want $59.99 for it, that's insane imo. This tub is flexible(probably a little too much) but it does the job for sure. Glad it helped you Greenford and Bdisanto :th::th:

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Posted April 17 2012 - 9:37 PM


Great find!!!



I just bought one and it fits nicely in my Revo.




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Posted April 17 2012 - 10:52 PM

Wow, i didn't even consider it fitting in the Revo. I know Ship and Barrel are not very happy about this because they sell Hobies plastic liner. Nothing personal guys but $59.99

I think Hobies a good Company but charging $59.99 for a lightweight piece of plastic is theft, it really is, and they priced it that high because no one has an alternative. Now we do, at least until Walmart discontinues them as soon as they start to sell like they always do.

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Posted April 18 2012 - 10:44 AM

Well you might say I really liked your hatch......... and for $5.29 you can't beat the price. BTW I really like that the new liner is thick and flexable. It works like a champ! Great idea cnnashman!

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Posted April 18 2012 - 11:13 AM

NIce find. Thanks!
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Posted April 18 2012 - 4:48 PM

I noticed if you cut it to close it could fall in so be careful. You could either put something like a towel inside before you push the liner down and this will provide bottom support if needed or i am now working on a few little clips at the top of the liner to prevent it from going too far down if you cut it too short by mistake.

I think i will buy another one but leave two area's of the liner slightly longer so it would be simpler to remove. Maybe where the handles are located i'll leave a little grab area but not to prevent the hatch from closing.

I also filled the hatch with water and it holds it perfectly , the reason for this is because i'm thinking of storing live bait in the front hatch which i made a modified dip net for that will work in getting bait right from the seat. I rigged a little rope to the Outback hatch top(where the black plastic clip is ) the part that accepts the bungee tie down to keep the lid closed.

The rope goes from that connection point through the metal connection (where the front handle is) and back to my right side, when i need bait i pull that rope and the hatch opens up to allow me to scoop up a minnow , when i relax the rope the hatch automatically closes. Just a easy pull on the rope opens and closes the front Hobie hatch at will. It beats having to climb over the drive to access the front hatch

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Posted April 18 2012 - 6:36 PM

I popped for the $60 Hobie liner for the wifes Outback!!

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Posted April 19 2012 - 8:44 AM


0419120930.jpg     Is this the same container, CTS is closer to home? Can the material you used be cut taller, and with heat etc., could a lip or flange  be formed in it?




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Posted April 19 2012 - 9:25 AM

Did it start out looking like this:

http://www.striperso.../180/height/180

If so, it appears they come in red too!
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