Plus Modifications - Bargain Stealth Supalite X in Adelaide = my new toy..

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Re: Bargain Stealth Supalite X in Adelaide = my new toy..

Post by FishnDive » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:43 am

The older model hatch strap is easier to open one handed than the new one but the new one gives a better seal. I added a quick release bungy to my hatch lid for that reason because when you are fishing for bread and butter stuff opening the new straps one handed is a pain. Theres a pic in my Fisha thread
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Post by bricks » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:20 pm

Question for the guys who have undone straps and button on these thing before.

Where the screws are inside the outer hull (I.e. Inaccessible from the fish hatch) how are they fixed?
Is there a grommet cast into the glass? Or
Is it bolted straight through?

I'd hate to undo a handle and never be able to do it up tight again because the nut falls off into a part of the hull I can't get to.

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Post by bricks » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:01 pm

Bung plug replaced,
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Plus pictures of the main hatch strap holding the handline and open mesh tacklebag
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Post by NAD97 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:25 pm

Bricks with that one being a old one there will be a ply block behind your handles and rod holders but be aware that they may have gotten soft with age for buttons around the hatch with bungy cord they can be bolted straight through and the old straps removed
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Post by bricks » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:57 pm

Best not to stuff around with them too much then me- thinks.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by bricks » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:21 pm

FishnDive wrote:The older model hatch strap is easier to open one handed than the new one but the new one gives a better seal. I added a quick release bungy to my hatch lid for that reason because when you are fishing for bread and butter stuff opening the new straps one handed is a pain. Theres a pic in my Fisha thread
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Where can you buy the buttons from?

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Re: Plus Modifications - Bargain Stealth Supalite X in Adelaide = my new toy..

Post by FishnDive » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:05 pm

Pretty sure it was a spare part from the local hobie dealership, they used them in outbacks to hold the bungy behind the seat in models prior to the vantage seat coming along. Having said that I'm sure I've seen the same thing in BCF. Supercheap auto might have them too cus they use them for covers on the back of utes.
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Post by avayak » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:33 am

Whitworths carry the buttons and bungy loops.

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Re: Plus Modifications - Bargain Stealth Supalite X in Adelaide = my new toy..

Post by bricks » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:29 pm

Update.
I found the bungy loops on fleabay for not much. They finally arrived this afternoon.

On a side note, started the fibre glass repairs. The top of hull I just epoxied, after a good shot with some 250 grit paper to get a good stick.
Then thought I'd repair the front nose where this yak has obviously been beached a few times.
I've hit it with one sheet of 4 ounce glass, after it dries I'll sand and smooth it back which will white off the patch and blend the colour as best can be done. If I add some more glass and stitch layers hopefully I can build a small keel as a wear patch for future shanannigans and roughy treatment.

After its all done, I might even give the whole thing a polish to shine it up abit.
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Post by bricks » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:54 pm

And a surfboard we made for a mates boy.

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Post by stealthfisha » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:02 pm

Lookin good bricks....enjoy it mate....

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Post by yaqdoq » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:40 pm

The rudder hatch is "designed " to not be watertight . The cover is there so that the cables and glands do not protrude so that you can do yourself no injury . Water will enter via the rudder cable gland and the rudder shaft even if you do seal the cover .

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Post by bricks » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:26 pm

Never thought of that.

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Post by bricks » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:49 pm

After 2 more coats to get some abrasion resistance she's ready for the water again.

Can't come soon enough.
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Re: Plus Modifications - Bargain Stealth Supalite X in Adelaide = my new toy..

Post by Jordo » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:50 am

Nice pick up and nice mods so far.
If you have any surf nearby I'd recommend having a surf sesh. The superlite should do nicely in it and it's one of the quickest ways to get use to a new yak - plus it is heaps of fun!
Enjoy the glass!
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