Matts Pro Fisha 525

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Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by matt » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:04 pm

I did a trip to Yatala to pick up the families new yaks inc a 525 for me, a Splash 470 for my lovely wife and a couple of Surfas for the kids. Once again Dennis supplied his usual 1st class service.
I'll start with my thoughts on the 525. I know we have all heard it before but WOW the difference between this and the Evo is huge. It has gone to a whole new level of AWESOME!!!
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I will add pics as the mods start :wink:
The other yaks I picked up were the Splash 470 which will be used by my wife for fitness and fun and the Surfas for the kids.
Now my daughter (age 7) went from a little BCF kids yak that was really not much good with no length and a major lack of tracking which she did do exceptionally well on for a summer and my son (age 10) upgraded from a Viking Ozzie which while an awesome little yak that has handled 10 years worth of abuse from me it was just that bit too wide and deep for his physical size. As you can see from the pics they dont have either issue any more and both love their new rides.
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All in all we couldn't be happier.
Also grabbed some Lockracks and they performed flawlessly on the 800km return home.
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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by Lazybugger » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:31 pm

I think i saw that sexy yak in the shop a while back.

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by Indiedog » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:06 pm

An all paddling family! Awesome.
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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by killer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:17 pm

Nice!

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by Spanky » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:34 pm

Lazy... sounds like you wanted it! ha!

Congrats bud... they look awesome! We'll have to do a swap again like we did on the Evo's when you were up here to compare the differences!

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by matt » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:00 pm

of course Spanky. I want to try your million dollar paddle too ;-)

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by matt » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:10 pm

Finally got around to fitting my sounder and GPS. With the GPS I took the advice of my good mate Spanky and went with a Garmin handheld colour unit. With the sounder I did what I said I would never do again and went with a Lowrance.
Reasons being :-
1/ that after having down imaging on the Evo and realising that I very rarely ever used that function I would save a lot of dollars by going back to basics.
2/ my experience with sounders (regardless of brand or cost) has shown me that they only seem to last me around 12 months (so saving $$ again)
3/ Due to having insurance company issued gift card I was limited to buying from BCF also when I need to replace it under warranty they are just up the street from me.
Now I went back down to the smaller screen size mainly because I wanted the cool flush mount hatch lid (which Dennis organised a colour coded blue one for me. Thanks again mate). These hatches come with a velcro attaching system that I'm not too keen on so I had to fill a couple of bolt holes and re-drill them to suit the standard hatch mount.
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I mounted the transducer the standard Stealth way with a 4" hatch I fitted through the fish hatch (under my knee) and used the black sikoflex (cant remember the number but i think it was 2something something i :lol: ) stuff to glue it to the hull.
Now due to the basic sounder I could go a smaller battery and I stayed with the SLA style due to already having a brilliant little CTek charger and I decided to waterproof the battery instead of going with a bulky container. The wires are soldered to battery, then liquid taped, Sikoflexed and finally a bit of duct tape.
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To attach this I used epoxy to glue an alloy bracket to the day hatch and adding some velcro. It sits in thery very firmly with zero movement yet can be removed in seconds.
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Finally I added some bungy attachments to the underside and a small piece of plastic tube that holds my scissors.
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I epoxied a couple of attachments to the inside near the sounder where I will attach some chord to stop the lid opening all the way but didn't get a chance to finish it today, but it will be done. Also looking at ways to change the front strap to something more user friendly, maybe some bungy hoops or something. Something else to think about :wink:
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Post by salticrak » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:37 am

Nice Matt.Those flush mounted sounders definitely look the goods,
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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by JamieD » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:47 pm

I like the lip grips tucked up under the lid like that on the bungy cord , simple , functional and out of the way . I going to pay the compliment of copying it . Nice Pimp Matt

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by Dennist » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:34 pm

JamieD wrote:I like the lip grips tucked up under the lid like that on the bungy cord , simple , functional and out of the way . I going to pay the compliment of copying it . Nice Pimp Matt
Agreed. I may steal this idea too...

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by missingdna » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:45 pm

agreed also.....nice pimp, 'bout to be poached ;)

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by matt » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:49 pm

JamieD wrote:I like the lip grips tucked up under the lid like that on the bungy cord , simple , functional and out of the way . I going to pay the compliment of copying it . Nice Pimp Matt
Its been working flawlessly and glad you guys like it. As for copying it, well that's the whole point of build threads isn't it. We all learn from each other :D I know I've learnt heaps from all the guys who have gone before :D :D :D

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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by Tommo » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:10 am

Nice
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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by matt » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:42 pm

Simple but effective
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Re: Matts Pro Fisha 525

Post by JamieD » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:54 pm

That's the second idea I'll have to pinch . I like simple stuff , functional is normally a word I associate with simple and I like both qualities

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