NjTexan wrote:I taped stuff on, sat in the seat in both positions, made believe I was paddling, and got funny looks from the neighbors while sitting in the yak on the trailer and casting to and fro around the yard.
Man I cracked up just picturing you doing this. Why does that hatch have the screw things on it? I guess I need to see a picture of the entire yak to figure it out.
That hatch would be way more convienent with hinges and one screw or even better with some of those fancy Zeus 1/4 turn fasteners. It came stock with phillips screws. My battery is going to end up under it and probably an extra jacket or rain gear. I didn't want to have to carry a screw driver to get into it. I'm not sure why Native didn't make it differently ??
Yeah I felt a little silly casting in the driveway and play paddling, but I've come to accept that genius isn't always recognized by everyone.
I remember too well mounting things on the old Ride I had that I thought would be great, then after one trip taking it back off and welding the holes I'd made. I'm really trying to minimize that on this boat.
Crate finished except for cutting off excess bolt lengths.
Elastic cords I sewed into loops then mounted on the rod holders to keep the rods in the holders. Not so much for in case the boat flips, more so every time I go under a tree limb I don't have to panic about the rod snagging, getting lifted out of the holder and ending up overboard.
Cord wrapped around reel