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Tournaments 2019

The list grows every year and 2019 is bigger than ever, and more of us are now competing abroad as well.

Making the decision on which to attend is getting harder and harder.... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP HOBIE REVOLUTION 16 Rod Rest Anchor Trolley Fitting a Garmin EchoMAP 75sv Finder Bait Cutting Board SideKick AMA Kit Hobie Gear Bucket Camera Mounts Vantage Seat Bag Fitting YakAttack GearTrac Hobie H-Crate HOBIE REVOLUTION 13 Fitting a Lowrance Fish Finder Screw Hole Repair Fitting YakAttacks GTSL90 Track System Fitting YakAttack GTSL90 with Rigging Bullets YakAttack BlackPak SeaDek Sound Proofing The Hobie Sail Kit Hobie Sail Reefing Device Hobie Rudder Upgrade Fitting Hobie Sidekicks CAPER Getting Started Fitting a 6" Hatch Fitting a Fish Finder Installing a Flush Rod Holder Installing a Dash Mount Compass Making a Paddle Keeper Fixtures and Fittings List TRIDENT 11 Getting Started Tankwell Hatch Mounting the Torqeedo Rudder Controls Torqeedo Controls TRIDENT 15 Fitting a RAM-117 Rod Holder Fitting a Richie Kayaker S-59 Compass Fitting a Navigation Light Fitting a Humminbird Fishfinder/GPS PROWLER 13 Prowler Seat Upgrade Fitting a Scotty Triple Rod Holder Fitting Ocean Kayak's Flush Mounts Making Rocket Launcher Style Rod Holders Installing a Fishfinder v2 Anchor Trolley System Anchor Trolley System for 2007 Prowler 13 The Crate P13 Fixtures and Fittings List MALIBU II XL Laying Out Fittings Fitting a Gaspachi Hatch Central Cargo Net 4 inch Hatch Scotty Flush Deck Mounts Malibu Rod Mounts PROJECT EXTRAS Scupper Pro Rod Pod Conversion Anchor Line Reel - Paul Fennell (Darnsarf) High Visibility Light Rod Building Hatch Accessory Bag Grapnel Anchor Bait Tank Buoy Leash Petrol Jet Drive Fitting an Eagle Fishfinder Big Game Console Scotty Double Extension Rod Holders Rod Holders and Mount Guide Fitting a Centre Hatch RAM-119SW Fly Fishing Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography Kayak Storage Rack SCUPPER PRO

Hobie Gear Pockets

The standard Gear Pockets on the Hobie range of kayaks have always been useful, they are well placed in the cockpit, a good size for keeping most unhooking gear and other bits and pieces.


Only one negative is that they are a bit of a hook magnet.

Hobie realised that lure anglers might want to change them to something a little more hook friendly and came up with the Rubber Gear Pockets.

These are another easy and a quick upgrade to our Hobie Revolution 16.


Using a small Philips screwdriver unscrew 6 screws holding in the original Gear Pocket.


Remove the webbing from the plastic frame. It's worth noting which side is the front facing side, they won't fit properly if you get them around the wrong way.



Press the new rubber pocket into place over the little raised studs on the frame and then press the other half of the frame into place, it won't fit as tightly together as with the original pocket.

I popped all the screws back through so everything aligned before re attaching to the kayak.



Place the frame in position on the kayak, place the first screw into a hole, turn it backward first so that it drops back onto the thread, then turn it clockwise to tighten, this should stop the screw cutting a new thread resulting in a screw that will not tighten properly.


First one complete now do the second one.

Note that the Starboard (right) Gear Pocket has a ClamCleat fitted to the frame which locks off the rudder in the down position, extra care should be taken when refitting the screws that you don't cross thread them.


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