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#12349620 - 07/20/17 09:25 AM STRIPER2
RealBigReel Offline
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Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1271
Loc: Stephenville, TX
My kayak STRIPER had a Hobie Click N Go mount point fail on me. Threads ripped right out of the wood. Might have been a disaster except I had already planned on moving the Click N Gos to STRIPER2. Gutted STRIPER and gave it to the neighbor and then ended up helping him to convert it to paddle only.

Been working some long hours in the heat trying to get STRIPER2 ready for the fishing.
Installed the cooler seal and hinges this morning and then installed the Humminbird Helix 5 G2 Chirp Sonar/GPS.
Going to take it out tomorrow.





Not totally finished but it is fishable.
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My kayak STRIPER2. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

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#12349775 - 07/20/17 10:53 AM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3631
Loc: On my kayak
Good looking kayak! Give us a report on how she does.
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#12349813 - 07/20/17 11:15 AM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
psalty Offline
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Loc: Kingwood,Tx
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#12349889 - 07/20/17 11:55 AM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
Crankalot Offline
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 484
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
You built that?

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#12350359 - 07/20/17 04:51 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: Crankalot]
RealBigReel Offline
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Loc: Stephenville, TX
Yes I built that. I designed it and built it.
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My kayak STRIPER2. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

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#12350564 - 07/20/17 07:08 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
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Loc: Ray Roberts
I love the looks of homemade kayaks! Very nice!!
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#12350947 - 07/20/17 11:05 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
Crankalot Offline
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Registered: 06/01/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
That's astounding. Do you have any more info on it? Perhaps a video, page, gallery, etc?

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#12351083 - 07/21/17 07:06 AM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 854
beautiful yak!

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#12351660 - 07/21/17 12:03 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
mickeytfc Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 216
Loc: Little Elm
That is a helluva good looking boat!
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#12351779 - 07/21/17 01:02 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
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Registered: 09/06/16
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How many hours do you have in that?

Beautiful boat, by the way.

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#12352004 - 07/21/17 03:27 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
RealBigReel Offline
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Loc: Stephenville, TX
I started it in the middle of February and worked on some, most days since. No idea how many hours. Lots.

Build log
http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=242257

Slimed it today. Kept 13.


Still lots of work.


Edited by RealBigReel (07/21/17 05:09 PM)
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My kayak STRIPER2. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

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#12353476 - 07/22/17 05:00 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
B_Rod Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
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Loc: Fort Worth
Nice job, George, as usual.

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#12357334 - 07/25/17 10:57 AM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1640
Loc: Garland, Tx
Really good looking rig ! Thanks for sharing.
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#12358814 - 07/26/17 08:05 AM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: RealBigReel]
Fish ZoMbiE Offline
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woot She does look good. How did she perform? Any adjustments/tuning finishing touches needed?

I'd like ta see that cooler a lil closer if u don't mind. I dig the cover thumb
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#12360052 - 07/26/17 07:11 PM Re: STRIPER2 [Re: Fish ZoMbiE]
RealBigReel Offline
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Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1271
Loc: Stephenville, TX
Originally Posted By: Fish ZoMbiE
woot She does look good. How did she perform? Any adjustments/tuning finishing touches needed?

I'd like ta see that cooler a lil closer if u don't mind. I dig the cover thumb


Very stable. Tracks really good when padding. Very little hull slap. Lots of room in the front hatch. Cooler is huge.

Still lots of stuff to do.
Rear drain plug leaked real bad. Fixed with marine lube.
Too much water coming up the Mirage well when pedaling. Made a Hobie like seal. Needs more work.
Click N Go bolts failed. Had to completely redo with nuts and fender washers from the bottom side and then fill in the holes.
Bunch of other stuff. Nothing that can't be fixed.





Edited by RealBigReel (07/26/17 08:20 PM)
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