NuCanoe Unlimited

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Unfortunately the the only hobby I enjoy more than fishing, is spending money.

Time to retire the old tempress rod holder, I've had it on at least 5 different vessels now. Going to switch to the Scotty version, mostly for the rail option.

Found this battery on marketplace, it's generally the go-to on the motorized kayak fishing Facebook page, bought it as a backup for super long days on the water, probably test it at Alton Baker. I immediately don't miss the weight of lead-acid, but it was less than half of retail

Purchased another Trac Trolling Motor plug, not sure if I'll need it yet, but they are tough to get right now.
 
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Waterproof box showed up, battery tomorrow.

Thinking about Velcro between the box and the hull access plate it will sit on. (round access hat, I will secure it with the rudder strap as well.

Probably lock the handle in the upright position, factory option but I need to get pins.
 
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Forgot to update, I found a 2nd box that I ended up using.

It looks funny in the same spot but I won't have to paint it, which is the main reason I chose it. Also a little more room on the inside to carry an extra prop nut, pins, registration, etc....
 
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Been doing lots of rigging, more parts for bungee runs on the way as well.

Really hard to find hardware right now, especially 8-32 track nuts, most are 1/4-20

Bought a cooler I thought would fit, right color, right dimensions online, but didn't work out.

New battery is up and running, I know my battery tracker isn't super accurate, but I appear to be using about 7aH of battery per hour in pretty heavy wind.

Even with the box on the deck instead of on the hull access, I gained 8" of deck space

Moved the seat about 4" back and I was right at the tipping point fore and aft, bow moved up quite a bit

I'll switch some of the gear out once the new hardware arrives, but it's pretty set so far.
 
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Revamped batter box with a shunt. Should be more accurate at measuring use

2 trips so far and haven't used more than 15% including towing another kayak all the way up Alton Baker.
 
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That is a slick arrangement you put together.
 
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fromthelogo said:
That is a slick arrangement you put together.
Thanks bud, next on the list is a gauge cover for it
 
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Wouldn't be mine unless it was overdone

Cart should work just need to figure out strapping it.

Going to trim the plywood and route it
 
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I got some notices of failed LCD screens in the sun, after I drilled the hole....

So I hollowed out an outdoor outlet cover and added it over the gauge, left enough room for a switch in the future
 
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2 hour trip yesterday, burned 7aH an hour in pretty heavy weeds and constant use, never used spot lock.

Usage might go down with a better prop, something that cuts weeds better.
 
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Again today, another 2 hours in current at Alton and another 14% gone

Sitting at 70% with just over 4 hours of use.
 
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Removed the rear rudder, it's just so much easier to get on and off the truck and onto the cart without it in the way.

I need to block the rear accessory hole still in the transom, water gets in on a steep launch
 
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Fix for now, simply unthread the t handle and swap the rear plate.

Velcro to help with shear load on the skeg.
 
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Going to try a raised box, it mixed up 4" but I was also able to make it move back 10"

Going to try stability tests tomorrow
 
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Between time spent outfitting the sled, testing the upgrades, and occasional jaunts to exotics bass locales, when do you sleep? (y)
 
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DOKF said:
Between time spent outfitting the sled, testing the upgrades, and occasional jaunts to exotics bass locales, when do you sleep? (y)
I hear that at work too lol, but I'm only 26, no kids, and a wife with completely different hobbies, very fortunate

I enjoy tinkering and rigging just as much as the fishing!
 
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Speaking of testing, I ran up to bond butte (for the boat ramp) to test the box sitting higher, really didn't notice much of a change.

Moving the chair forward was a much larger impact, the best thing to do would be lose 25lbs myself

 
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I very much enjoy the tinkering as well ... Kudos to you and the fruits of your labour!

It is a sled to be envious of.
 
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Another trip to the hardware store.

Ive got the rails pretty much done, don't think I'm going to paint them.

I went with stainless eyes on the outside of the rear one, I've been looking for a place to strap my kayak cart in that general area, and this should do the trick.

Rubber fender washers under everything.

The box indexes with 2 of it's feet into the rear aluminum bar, which stops it from sliding unless it jumps out, I don't know if I should secure it further with some bungee loops
 
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Contacted the Oregon State Marine board today just to check up on my registration and title.

They are a minimum of 3 month lead time from submitting everything to sending our your title and OR registration...

She said call back at the end of January if I haven't received anything.
 

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