HydroSpider

Traction/stealth pads

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 Getting ready to get into this project on a few boats.  Ive some experience with a few products but I was curious what the current kayak fishing culture is using for traction pad projects/materials.
I've used Seadek for a template on the Jackson Coosa and then chose Conceal as the sheet material.
Also have used Hydroturf on a Tarpon 140 with positive results.
I know there are other products out there but I haven't worked with any others yet.
Self adhesive backing is preferred.

Part of this project will be removing the factory pads from a Jackson Kraken. I am hoping it will come free with alcohol and some work and prefer not using heat.
 

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That’s a damn cunning storage solution. When you relocate, all the important stuff is already containerized ... pop onto trailer and you’re off :th: 

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I am enjoying the container/ cave so far. It's only about 100 yards from my river take out and it was my only workable option. 

In the past I have enjoyed some fun and functional kayak lounges. I miss the work space but the container will do for now.

 

 

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On 2/25/2019 at 3:55 PM, HydroSpider said:

 Getting ready to get into this project on a few boats.  Ive some experience with a few products but I was curious what the current kayak fishing culture is using for traction pad projects/materials.
I've used Seadek for a template on the Jackson Coosa and then chose Conceal as the sheet material.
Also have used Hydroturf on a Tarpon 140 with positive results.
I know there are other products out there but I haven't worked with any others yet.
Self adhesive backing is preferred.

Part of this project will be removing the factory pads from a Jackson Kraken. I am hoping it will come free with alcohol and some work and prefer not using heat.
 

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What product did you wind up going with? 

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 I did business with a company called Northshore Inc. Hydro-turf products.

The first project was a Jackson Coosa using a double density material.

This is just the first layer in the process. ill be using Conceal and some single density Hydro-turf for specific impact points on this boat.

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On 3/6/2019 at 3:42 PM, HydroSpider said:

I am enjoying the container/ cave so far. It's only about 100 yards from my river take out and it was my only workable option. 

In the past I have enjoyed some fun and functional kayak lounges. I miss the work space but the container will do for now.

 

 

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Why so few boats?

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Bdawk2020,  I switched from the T140 to the Kraken for the elevated lawn chair. 

I enjoy fishing more from the higher vantage. I feel like its a bit more of a barge than the T140 but its a better standing platform and the all day comfort of the lawn chair is big for me.

I hope that helps.

Blackdogfish,  At that time I was paddling a lot of different hydrology. I needed a whitewater boat and a surf boat. I had a few fishing boats for myself and the special lady friend and the surf ski was just because it was that much fun. There is a SUP in there too.

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I no longer have the Disco in my quiver.  It was quick off the line but couldn't keep up with Scupper Pro.

It was light, fun, and I was able to roll it with competence.  The weight of any additional gear killed it's performance. 1 trick pony.

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