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Re: Hobie Compass - initial observations VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 03 Dec 2017, 12:33

inshorebrawler wrote:Love the colour and sound effects Pete. How do you find the seat ? Is it possible to retro fit in the AI

Thanks, seat is good now I made a couple of adjustments and I don't know if it could be retro fitted as I don't really know what the old AI looks like.
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Re: Hobie Compass - initial observations VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 03 Dec 2017, 19:08

UPDATE:

Paddling the Compass: Well this was a huge bonus surprise. It has been a few years since I paddled a yak but purchased the Compass with the hope of being able to paddle it easily. The old Outback was almost impossible to paddle effectively. So the other day, whilst the Compass was fully loaded, I put the rods in the holders on the esky, loosened the ram mounts and folded the rod holders and Lowrance sounder inwards, out of the way of the paddle stroke. I was able to pretty easily paddle for 1 km, maintaining 5 kmh for the distance. This to me was a fabulous result. It didn’t seem to make any difference to the speed if the fins were down or flat against the hull. It did seem to track better with the fins down, but either way, setting the rudder straight meant the Compass tracked straight and small directional changes could easily be made with the paddle.

Extra Storage: It just dawned on me that a couple of tackle trays do fit under the seat, same as the PA. Getting them out while sitting on the seat may be harder for some than others, but it is a good place to store tackle in water proof containers and doubles the storage capacity when combined with the tackle trays stored in the rectangular hatch.
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 25 Dec 2017, 09:42

Video of the fitout.

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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby peatop » 25 Dec 2017, 11:37

Nice simple setup Pete, love these little vids/photo walkthroughs alway good for ideas, your tiger island what where how and who? I did a google search nothing comes up :( first pics I've seen are of you at SWR (nice marlin btw)
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby Jacko » 02 Jan 2018, 23:05

Nice video Mav,
I was in at SLH a few days ago looking at the compass & spoke to them about your fit out.
Good simple set up utilising the rails & your esky to mount stuff.
I read the compass is Lowrance ready but didn't see where the cables for the transducer & power come through.
Did you have to drill to fit the through hull cable glands ?

Good idea that bungee through the scupper to the trolley trick.
I will be doing that on my new outback.
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 03 Jan 2018, 08:45

Jacko wrote:Nice video Mav,
I was in at SLH a few days ago looking at the compass & spoke to them about your fit out.
Good simple set up utilising the rails & your esky to mount stuff.
I read the compass is Lowrance ready but didn't see where the cables for the transducer & power come through.
Did you have to drill to fit the through hull cable glands ?

Good idea that bungee through the scupper to the trolley trick.
I will be doing that on my new outback.


Had to drill a hole just in front of the transducer scupper (under the seat) to thread the cable back into the hull. The cable comes out through another hole I drilled just under the sounder (inside the Berleypro box).
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby wokka1 » 08 Feb 2018, 14:58

Hey Mav. Are you car topping the Compass and if so which way up ?
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby maverick » 08 Feb 2018, 15:40

Flat packed into the wagon, or on a trailer or wheeled across the road.
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby wokka1 » 08 Feb 2018, 16:33

Thanks.
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Re: Hobie Compass - NEW VIDEO ADDED

Postby shane » 08 Feb 2018, 17:54

wokka1 wrote:Hey Mav. Are you car topping the Compass and if so which way up ?


It would have to be a lot easier to car top than a PA and since it's virtually a mini-PA (at least the rear half) I'd say it would go best right way up.
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