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Bomb Proof BlackPak Mounting System.....

Discussion in 'BlackPak' started by Lt.FireDog, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Lt.FireDog

    Lt.FireDog Administrator

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    After a close call with a inferior product while fishing for the last time in a paddle kayak, I decided that I needed a better way to keep my new YakAttack BlackPak secure within the tankwell of the Hobie PA12.
    No straps or bungee's this time, no adjusting where the crate goes...I want simple and foolproof, and this is what I came up with-
    [​IMG] The Hobie PA-12 Bomb Proof BlackPak Mounting System! [​IMG]

    The mounts (4) are located on the deck, just inside of the "feet" on the BlackPak, so even if the latches aren't connected, the crate doesn't move around. The mounts require two holes each and are thru-bolted and backed with fender washers. The catch mounts to the crate and requires one screw that is also thru-bolted and backed with a fender washer. All hardware is stainless steel.

    The hold-downs are available from Amazon for less than $6.00 each- http://www.amazon.com/Southco-Non-C...+Southco+Non-Conductive+Flexible+Draw+Latches

    I can't wait to start rigging the BlackPak with the new RAM Tube Jr. and some YakAttack stuff, and some decals and maybe some.....

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  2. rbenash

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    Nice tip. Have some on order. Looks like a nice solution.
     
  3. MrWndrfl

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    Is that top water plug a Super Spook Jr.?
     
  4. Cudadude

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    Thats one great idea, thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Richard

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    Great job. Thanks for the share.
     
  6. rbenash

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    Ditto's again. I implemented these mounts right after the original post on my then new WS Ride 115. It's a killer solution IMHO. been using it for a year now with perfect results, no issues. It really has been a classic solution for me anyway. You need to be very careful with alignment during original install and mounting, etc but it really was a snap. I've since integrated a mounting deck behind the blackpak that I use for mointing a Torqeedo. These mounts were integral to that design - and with these mounts along with another customized attachement to the rear of the BP the motor mounting is so solid that I can lift up the back of the loaded yak by just grapping the Torqueedo boom. Awesome.

    If there is a contest this one should get a reward IMHO.
     
  7. we3jeepers

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    LT what kayak cart is that?
     
  8. Lt.FireDog

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    Apologies for slow reply...it is the Hobie Heavy Duty scupper cart.
     
  9. Lt.FireDog

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    On latest Pro Angler 12.....will be installing on a new PA14 in July.

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  10. Roberx

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    Great Idea!
     
  11. Yak Chum

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    Nice! Looks like its not going anywhere!! Thanks for sharing!
     

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