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Kayak Fishing Meets and
Tournaments 2017

The list grows every year and 2017 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.

But don't forget the Swanage Classic the event you have been loving since 2009  ... more

Kayak Projects HOBIE OUTBACK - TOURNAMENT SET UP 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 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 Linekurv.dk Line Tray Paddle Selector Kayak Fishing Photograph and Videography SCUPPER PRO

Hobie Rudder Upgrade

Even if your not going to do a bit of sailing it may be worth considering upgrading the rudder to one a little larger, the extra length of the rudder upgrade could be of huge benefit in a lumpy sea where a shorter rudder could leave the water leaving you without any control over your direction, in these conditions there is always the option of using the paddle which is supplied as part of your Hobie Package when you purchase a kayak from new.

If you can't afford the Hobie Kayak Rudder Upgrade, there is always the option of fitting a second hand Hobie Cat rudder. This is what we have done with our Revolution 13, its a simple upgrade, just unbolt the 6 bolts and fit the new rudder, adding a little loctite to each bolt to ensure they stay secure.

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As you can see from this photograph with the standard rudder layed over the top of the Hobie Cat rudder there his a huge difference in size. The little green dot is where the Hobie Cat rudder had a rivetted fitting, we cut it off and simply melted a piece of golf tee into the hole, flattening it on each side with the flat edge of a large screwdriver.

We also sanded out any nicks and burrs on the secondhand rudder to reduce any changes of snagging or damaging our fishing line.

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12/02/2017