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by SWFinatic
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: kayak repair
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: kayak repair

Plastic welding it best in most cases. 3M 5200 is a below the waterline sealant dealers use on boats daily to install transducers, inlet ports, etc. I would be comfortable using it below the waterline sealing small holes. For piece of mind I would probably add a layer over each small hole with somet...
by SWFinatic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Kayaks & Kayak Gear
Topic: 2015 adventure island
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: 2015 adventure island

Price?
by SWFinatic
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Hobie MD180 drive exploded
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Hobie MD180 drive exploded

Hobies have their issues no doubt. Most of their drives are solid. Unfortunately that 2017 drive is known for having issues. Personally I would move on from that 2017 drive and try to buy another drive unit (2021 and newer have kick up fins). Check with as many Hobie dealers as you can. Sometimes th...
by SWFinatic
Thu Sep 01, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Best bump board for Hobie Outback?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Best bump board for Hobie Outback?

Looking to get a bump board to measure the reds I catch in the Texas area. Looking if anyone has found a way to put a bump board onto a Hobie outback. I also have a H-Crate so not a ton of space. I currently stick my landing net behind the seat, between me and the H crate Was looking a the Ketch Ka...
by SWFinatic
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: What’s your favorite rod holder?
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: What’s your favorite rod holder?

When I had my PA I used Railblaza bases that clamped on to the H-rail. I tried the Hobie rod holders that clamp on to the h-rail but they aren't strong enough a redfish and a catfish both will knock it completely off the h-rail (speaking from experience). I would use the tube style Railblaza rod hol...
by SWFinatic
Wed Aug 31, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living

Welcome to the forum! Good to hear AP has improved. Sounds like they finally were able to get sound minds in the city council. In the past it hasn't been that way. I've have a close friend who has some rent houses in AP and has had fits with the city government over the years for some truly ridiculo...
by SWFinatic
Fri Aug 26, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Corpus Christi Area - Aransas Pass Area - Living

Loonycamp I grew up an avid hunter. 15 years ago if you told me in 2022 I wouldn't have a deer lease I wouldn't have believed it. But I met my wife and she fell in love with salt water fishing. I always fished too growing up (freshwater only growing up) and started in the salt in the late 90's but i...
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 25, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Salt Lake in Rockport
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Salt Lake in Rockport

Congrats on the house! I've always looked at Salt lake as a better spot for drum then reds but that could be just me. Which I personally enjoy catching 18" black drum for eating so I should fish over there more. There's just so many spots to fish it's hard to get to them all. I don't know how ...
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 25, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Salt Lake in Rockport
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Salt Lake in Rockport

Congrats on the house! I've always looked at Salt lake as a better spot for drum then reds but that could be just me. Which I personally enjoy catching 18" black drum for eating so I should fish over there more. There's just so many spots to fish it's hard to get to them all.
by SWFinatic
Sun Aug 21, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 18th, THURSDAY, 2022 (((((UPDATES)))))*****
Replies: 84
Views: 12165

Re: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 18th, THURSDAY, 2022 (((((UPDATES)))))*****

I saw on Nick Meyers beach report there were 10 or so kayaks on the beach. That's a rough guess but were able to make it.
by SWFinatic
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Kayak reccomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Kayak reccomendations

If your son would be open to being in his own kayak you could always hook a rope up to him and pull him with your pedal drive if he gets tired or when necessary. A small 9 or 10 foot kayak can be a lot of fun for kids. Biggest issue with tandem kayaks is most of them require 2 people to operate. Wit...
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Old Town Topwater PDL 120 vs Bigwater 132 PDL
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Old Town Topwater PDL 120 vs Bigwater 132 PDL

Personally I would recommend the PDL 120 primarily because it is lighter. That Bigwater 132 PDL is a lot heavier and bigger which means you'll carry more gear to make it even more heavy. Years ago I found a crazy good deal on a Pro Angler 14 and bought it. Thought I had a heck of a kayak until I had...
by SWFinatic
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Galveston canal night run
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Galveston canal night run

Impulse do you mind sharing the method you use to effectively splice your cable together so that the splice is completely waterproof? I use a 3 step process, starting with heat shrink butt connectors: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092J82XVR On top of those, I use adhesive lined, heat shrink tubing. Th...
by SWFinatic
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Galveston canal night run
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Galveston canal night run

Impulse do you mind sharing the method you use to effectively splice your cable together so that the splice is completely waterproof?
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Beach update, Galveston west end. Finally looks good.
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Beach update, Galveston west end. Finally looks good.

Don't be embarrassed about that it happens to all of us eventually.

Thanks for the report!
by SWFinatic
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Winter speckled trout guide in Rockport
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Winter speckled trout guide in Rockport

Kitsune is on it - if you're going after big winter trout, get a Baffin guide. I’m excited to see how the new regulations will have on the trout populations. September 2023! I think it's going to have a big impact. Just listen to all the guides whining because they can't fill their boxes with 15-1/...
by SWFinatic
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: used hobie mirage pro angler 12
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: used hobie mirage pro angler 12

If that's the kayak you are looking for and there are no cracks anywhere and no dimples on the bottom I'd say it's a fair price. Not a lot of options right now so finding a used kayak that you want isn't easy. Sellers market so sellers have the power. At least currently.
by SWFinatic
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Winter speckled trout guide in Rockport
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Winter speckled trout guide in Rockport

I'll start by saying I don't go out with guides much at all so what I'm telling you is from people that I have heard feedback from and trust. Jay Watkins is probably booked until his retirement but he does have a son (Jay Ray) that I hear is pretty good but just having the last name makes him hard t...
by SWFinatic
Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: What just happened that there's half a dozen shrimp boats?
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: What just happened that there's half a dozen shrimp boats?

Quick update on my little shrimp project... I got the 1" mesh net and it is over 8.75" in 5 loops so I threaded it on a bent piece of 3/8" rebar and it ended up 25" in diameter. Now all I need is a $37 bait shrimp license and I can keep up to 2 quarts of bay bait shrimp a day un...
by SWFinatic
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Copano Thieves
Replies: 19
Views: 957

Re: Copano Thieves

socializedNerd wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:18 pm Maybe next time you find your kayak or paddle board you offer them a job as a "thanks" for giving it back. Just an idea, and a way to turn a negative into a positive...I'd rather give someone an opportunity than a bullet.
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Kayak Rigging
Topic: Picking the right trolling motor
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Picking the right trolling motor

Waiting has become the new norm. I would get on a waiting list and wait it out if that's what you truly want. I don't know of another option for a kayak with GPS at least that's not 3 grand.
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Texas vehicle registration for a kayak
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Texas vehicle registration for a kayak

Late last summer I bought a used Ironton jetski trailer that was originally bought at Northern Tool. I had the manufacture statement or origin (I believe it was called) and the trailer also had the VIN stamped on the tongue. The level of run around I had to go through was unbelievable. I had a bill ...
by SWFinatic
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: offshore gear question
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: offshore gear question

He could stick with the 40 lb braid but I would add about 10 feet of 50-60 lb. fluorocarbon leader. If snapper reef you there's no strength that will hold up but being able to get them up fast is the main thing. Tax man loves snapper. Also if he doesn't know when he is in federal waters (9 nautical ...
by SWFinatic
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: New to Kayaking
Topic: Texas vehicle registration for a kayak
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Texas vehicle registration for a kayak

Impulse makes a great point on insurance. At one point we had 3 Hobies with just south of $8K invested (I bought used). I had an insurance policy on all 3 Hobies plus a galvanized kayak trailer for $80/year. Cheap peace of mind.
by SWFinatic
Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: "BTB" - Beyond the Breakers
Topic: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 18th, THURSDAY, 2022 (((((UPDATES)))))*****
Replies: 84
Views: 12165

Re: *****BOB HALL PIER - BTB, AUGUST 6, 2022 SATURDAY (((((UPDATES)))))*****

So we went and did practice runs yesterday at Port A jetty area. Question to the group. Getting out and beyond the breakers was not too horrible, albeit a bit sporty and challenging at a few spots. Peddle out was FAR easier than paddle. Coming back in....different story all together.......dumped it...