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Life gets in the way as usual, but I did experiment with some new straps on the kayak cart.

I think I might be able to transport it on my toolbox, frees up the bed nicely.
 
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Scupper plugs showed up, these were free, supposed to be included when purchased but they were either redesigning them or out of them

Pretty similar to the perception ones I've been using, slightly larger
 
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Raised tackle box has been awesome, way more gear, easier to access, storage underneath, still might need a way to secure it for emergencies

The cold is doing some work on the lithium, I burned 34% in a couple hours at Alton Baker. I did speed up the whole canal about 90% power

Then today in less than an hour I burned 15% at Ford's in the ripping wind
 
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Finally time for it's first bath, photo from last weekend but it's covered in slop now

I did notice that whole travelling in current, I can control me steering pretty well just by leaning left or right, enough that I don't have to touch the remote
 
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First wash yesterday, as much as I like the grip that mat provides, (seadek-ish) it really holds a lot of dirt.

The rest of the kayak as well stains pretty easy, a magic eraser is about the only thing that worked.
 
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Carefully designed and built in earth tones to blend in with the surroundings, then carefully cleansed of the environmental residues of the that would enhance the deception. Humans are just unaccountable creatures.

For the record, I would do exactly the same thing. 😂
 
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Shaun Solomon said:
Carefully designed and built in earth tones to blend in with the surroundings, then carefully cleansed of the environmental residues of the that would enhance the deception. Humans are just unaccountable creatures.

For the record, I would do exactly the same thing.
I did get lucky in that the Oregon registration stickers this year are blaze orange at least it could pass for a hunting rig

Only took the marine board exactly 16 weeks to the day to get everything entered and sent off. /s
 
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Need to purchase some registration numbers.

Did order the katana prop, supposed to be a nice upgrade from the factory 3 blade, but I definitely don't love the prop nut it comes with.

Going to do my own stainless nylock and fender washer instead.
 
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New prop is definitely 100% better in weeds. Not as smooth on open water, and I haven't been able to test speed. Little louder too, at least the water turbulence is.

 
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Officially legal, other side didn't turn out at good. But it'll do until next year!
 
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Small gripe, I specifically tried to order the Nucanoe "unbranded" cell block, saved 15$ and free shipping by ordering elsewhere and waiting 11 days for it show up.

Finally gets here, and it's the dang Yak Attack version, which im sure it's fine but I absolutely hate the tactical look.

I reached out to nucanoe to see if theirs is actually still the simple version or if they have switched theirs to the yak attack version too.

This is one of the first steps into the star on top of the tree; electronics.

I'm going Garmin 100%, likely 9". I've passed up a few great deals on the same models in 7"

Already have the ram mount and hobie/ram transducer holder
 
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I understand not liking “tactical” looking gear aimed at nut-jobs who subscribe to Soldier of Fortune magazine (and totally agree in that case) but sometimes a thing just looks like it looks. I guess you could paint it? If it helps, I don’t personally get a tactical vibe from it at all.

Are you thinking you might be using split screen a fair bit?

Pretty impressive setup you got going. I’m curious how that motor works out for you, there just aren’t too many small motors like that around anymore.
 
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Shaun Solomon said:
I understand not liking “tactical” looking gear aimed at nut-jobs who subscribe to Soldier of Fortune magazine (and totally agree in that case) but sometimes a thing just looks like it looks. I guess you could paint it? If it helps, I don’t personally get a tactical vibe from it at all.

Are you thinking you might be using split screen a fair bit?

Pretty impressive setup you got going. I’m curious how that motor works out for you, there just aren’t too many small motors like that around anymore.
It is subtle but the sides are molded to look like a crate and the top is webbed/logo'ed around the edges. It also has the white/creamy hue to the black, that you get when injecting recycled plastic into molds.

I do a little, I've had 7" screens in the past and while they were okay I was always wishing for more, especially when standing. Not to mention I'm a 100% glasses wearer, in the boat I have contacts in which aren't great, dirty sunglasses, the sun/rain, and sweat in the summer, the bigger screen would help a bit.

Mostly sideview and mapping, although most the bodies of water I fish are so small once I find any structure I can forever just triangulate myself

I'm surprised more companies aren't making 36" short or smaller shafts, seems like it would save them money on materials, but they are making their bank on the motors and electronics otherwise

MinnKota has a deal with Old Town for the autopilots, I wonder if another kayak motor from them would interfere.

Wouldn't mind trying rhodan either. Based on the Facebook activity the motorguides are 100% failure or 100% problem free.
 
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Gotcha! Well I hope you can come to a satisfactory solution. Might look at thingies marketed at ice anglers. They tote a lot of smaller batteries. Might require some modifications…?

Motorguide was always real popular down south in the past. It seems like MinnKota caught up with them with the good ol’ boy demographic a bit. I’m sure your motor will be fine, I feel like a lot of the problems people have with gear are their own fault and you seem like a conscientious person.
 
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Gotcha! Well I hope you can come to a satisfactory solution. Might look at thingies marketed at ice anglers. They tote a lot of smaller batteries. Might require some modifications…?

Motorguide was always real popular down south in the past. It seems like MinnKota caught up with them with the good ol’ boy demographic a bit. I’m sure your motor will be fine, I feel like a lot of the problems people have with gear are their own fault and you seem like a conscientious person.

We'll see what nucanoe says about their models, if they have the unbranded box I'll order theirs and return this. If not I'll probably use this.

A DeWalt 20V battery fits perfect in it, and I've got a couple dozen of them, Garmin rates their machines 12 or 24, if my understanding of electricity is correct (which could be arse backwards), the higher voltage should mean they draw less amps.

Motorguide has really blown up, their saltwater stuff is very well built and spot lock absolutely folded the entire saltwater charter industry (inshore mostly). No more fighting anchors and lines with clients in the way

Appreciate it bud, I definitely see the common stuff, running 16ga wire and wondering why it melted running 12volts and 50amps of draw! Blaming motorguide for their melted boat
 
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I called nucanoe, they have officially switched over to the newer cases, but no one has updated website photos.

I searched by model number specifically and was able to track down a NOS (new old stock) cellblock in North Carolina.

Placed the order, based on my recent shipments from USPS it'll be here probably end of March.

It's definitely much heavier from what I've read, but because it's a blank slate its way more customizable, I have a feeling it will be a good deal stronger as well.
 
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Finally arrived much better looking I think!
 
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Just need a graph to hang!
 
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That's a clean looking set up
 
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Well the electronics will have to wait, after car accidents, money scams, and a washer fire, I'll need to save a little more.

I also found a set of wheels 2nd hand for a hundred bucks. Little sun faded but great condition and will eliminate a seperate cart.

NuCanoe sells a 100$ plate to safely mount these style wheels, to disperse the weight across both tracks otherwise you risk ripping out the tracks from the plastic. I was able to track down an early unpainted test set on Facebook, and made a deal with the owner.

They take up a lot of space, add weight, and don't match the color scheme, but I'm willing to ditch a cart. Maybe if I like them enough I'll try a different mounting system I had in mind.
 
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