poor man's kayak build

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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby fc59 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:59 pm

yeah i was old holdenless untill the magic of evilbay :roll:


well the print was 99% a success one tiny delamination but nothing a tiny bit of glue wont solve this was a proto any way

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it just needs to 6mm bolts and a quick bit of filling and sanding and its good to go next will be a cap for the tube and for the wires to come out or ill put the old head back on as a back up
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby zarbs » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:07 pm

yeah i was old holdenless untill the magic of evilbay :roll:

I had a lot less stuff before evilbay came along. Now I need to get rid of a lot of it :grin:
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby fc59 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:08 pm

zarbs wrote:yeah i was old holdenless untill the magic of evilbay :roll:

I had a lot less stuff before evilbay came along. Now I need to get rid of a lot of it :grin:


evilbay is the answer
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby zarbs » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:18 am

evilbay is the answer

Nah I think it's more like severe therapy that I need :wink:
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Collie Yak » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:26 pm

Looking good
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby fc59 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:24 pm

sory about the slow updates i have been a bit sick then very busy with overtime
any way

i started the wiring of the speed controller with a foward/reverse switch
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then went and bought the rope and stainless fittings for the steering and i 3d printed the new cap for the electric motor
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i should have it finished tomorrow bar a electronics box
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Ads22 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:50 pm

I really like the idea of a 3D printer. I have had some ideas for repairs, mods, etc and even some other things that would just be cool to do. How do you find the design and input process? Is it tedious getting things right prior to printing? Also, for scanning of items to use as replacements, is this an easy process?
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby fc59 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:42 am

Ads22 wrote:I really like the idea of a 3D printer. I have had some ideas for repairs, mods, etc and even some other things that would just be cool to do. How do you find the design and input process? Is it tedious getting things right prior to printing? Also, for scanning of items to use as replacements, is this an easy process?


it depends on your background look up fusion 360 and tinkercad depending on what i want to make i will uses one or both of these programs (both free after signing up) to complete a drawing but 3d printing is a long way from a just pushing print like a desktop inkjet printer id suggest designing an object then send it off to be printed then make a judgment call

because after getting drawing right then you need to set the perameters of the printer to match both the printer and plastic being used

and scanning has a long way to go i dont bother with it
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Ads22 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:36 pm

Thanks fc59. I've been playing with the idea of an adjustable mount for the Viking Tacklepod, being able to lower and raise as required (eg. Lower for sidescan) with quick release. Have some ideas, all about having time to play with it.
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Pete49 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:29 pm

Adds just beware 3D printing is adictive :grin: I started with 1 now have 3. :lek: A lot of users look to thingiverse.com as there's heaps of stuff already printed and files uploaded covering all sorts of stuff even fishing lures. :roll: If you can use or have a 3d drawing program you can use fusion 360 ( free for personal use) to draw up stuff.
Lots of different filaments available on the evilbay as well as kits to make your own printer ie: just put it together. I have a couple of the I3 kits and they work well and come with free software to boot. All for around $240. Without paying big dollars don't even think about scanning as its not there as far as home users go.
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Ads22 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:40 pm

Sounds dangerous! :devil: :lol:

I guess we can't just go scanning our favourite lures then...
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby fc59 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:40 pm

now with added video

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y2ZO32z4UAw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

or

https://youtu.be/Y2ZO32z4UAw

never added a video so let me know if it works
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Ads22 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:01 pm



There ya go.
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby fc59 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:25 pm

cheers ads22 ill have to look up how to link a video on this particular forum

it had its first test run with the motor in the local river after work i did get distracted by bit of fishing but it works and much better than my old kayak my old yak would run flat out at about 6 kph id estimate this new one will do 10 kph easy i still have a few things to tweek steering is to light the motor is to easy to retract and i have a noticeable vibration in the motor but everything is just test fitted at the moment now i can fasten it down properly and add a brace if needed to reduce the vibration
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Re: poor man's kayak build

Postby Paulioq » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:50 pm

cricky after you include labour hours for that bracket its like a $1500 motor mount with steering but that's if you already have a 3d printer but with out the buoyancy and comfort of a $1500 kayak. that is some flash workmanship specially the 3p printing :love: it.
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