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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:20 pm 
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Here is my design for a tail light kit that I use for transporting my 2018 Hobie Pro Angler 14. The LED lights work GREAT! and it is easy to install and remove for transport. I designed and CNC machined the brackets that attach the Rigid Rail Bracket to the Hobie H Rail.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:51 pm 
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hobie cnc solutions wrote:
Here is my design for a tail light kit that I use for transporting my 2018 Hobie Pro Angler 14. The LED lights work GREAT! and it is easy to install and remove for transport. I designed and CNC machined the brackets that attach the Rigid Rail Bracket to the Hobie H Rail.

John


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Sounds interesting, but your photo links appear to be broken. Cannot view.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Hi,

Sorry you are not able to view the attached images. I am new to the forum and copied the links from my gallery in Google Photos. I am able to view them. I wonder if anyone else is having issues viewing the 2 included photos.

John

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Variable Speed Electra Drive System Designed by: Phil Krug.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:10 pm 
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hobie cnc solutions wrote:
Hi,

Sorry you are not able to view the attached images. I am new to the forum and copied the links from my gallery in Google Photos. I am able to view them. I wonder if anyone else is having issues viewing the 2 included photos.

John
Photos are showing up fine now.
Nice job on the fabrication! I assume that you wire this into a trailer harness to control turn signals and brake lighting?



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:43 pm 
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Jim_MI wrote:
Photos are showing up fine now.
Nice job on the fabrication! I assume that you wire this into a trailer harness to control turn signals and brake lighting?


Thanks for the favorable comment and glad the pictures are now viewable.

Yes, that is the way it will work. I still have a little work to do on the final design. I will share some additional pictures or video of the lights actually working. I load my 2018 Hobie Pro Angler 14 in my 2001 Honda Odyssey and several feet of the Hobie extend past that hatch when it is tied down for transport. I tend to leave early in the morning when it is still dark on fishing trips and want to make sure that the very back end of the Hobie is easily viewable by other drivers following me so I don't get rear ended.

The key to this design will be to easily install and remove the LED tail light assembly during transport.

John

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:53 am 
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UPDATE:

Here is the completed installation of the Hobie Pro Angler 14 LED Tail Light Bracket Kit I made.

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This shows the Easy install and Release Knobs ready for transport

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This shows the removable quick acting release knobs through the RIGID RAIL LED Tail Light Mount

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The shows my design of Custom CNC Machined Dodecahedron (i.e. 12 sided internal shape) mounts that attach to the Hobie H Rail.

Note: These mounts remain on the Hobie during kayaking operations and can easily be utilized to attach other accessories if desired. They are made from Delrin with all Stainless Steel hardware for Saltwater use. Also they don't interfere when using the Rear Hobie H Rail handle for lifting the kayak.

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I transport my Hobie Pro Angler 14 Kayak in the back of my 2001 Honda Odyssey. It overhangs the rear bumper by a few feet and I felt I needed some added safety protection from other vehicles. This item will give some added visibility (especially with the LED Lights) when transporting my kayak during the night and early morning hours. :)

Enjoy!

John

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Variable Speed Electra Drive System Designed by: Phil Krug.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:01 am 
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Perhaps the problem is at my end, but the photos don’t open.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:17 am 
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same here. allni see is the word image.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:32 am 
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Hi Guys,

Sorry for the link issue. I think I have it now.
Enjoy! :)

John

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:08 am 
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Very nice solution elevating the lights. I too agree this greatly improves the trailer visibility by vehicles following you.

5 years ago I reused the incandescent trailer lights, that came with my Hobie Trailex trailer and mounted them on a scrap piece of 2 x 2 wood, steel "L" bracket and U-bolts with wing nuts as shown below.
It's not as elegant as John's solution, but functional.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:22 am 
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Hi Dr.SteelheadCatcher,

Originally, a friend of mine gave me some of those magnetic towing lights from Harbor Freight that had incandescent light bulbs. They were not very bright so I found some LED lights on sale at Bass Pro Shops and that is what is on my current setup. The LED's are much brighter. I haven't actually used these yet, but will take a few pictures on my next outing so you guys can see how they work.

I like you nice BIG lights and associated bracket. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

The BIG deal here is trying to make the rear end of the kayak visible for drivers that are following you down the road.
Any system or method will work and I think the effort is well worth the time spent making the necessary tail light mounting bracket.

BTW: I see you are from the Oregon area. My good friend Phil Krug that lives near Salem, Oregon is an electronics guru. He is the one that designed and made the Variable Speed Electra Drive System insert for my Pro Angler 14. He also designed the electronic variable speed control and the hand held throttle control circuitry. I will be making another post as it relates to that addition to my Hobie. There is a url link to a picture of it in my signature. I hope to try it out in the near future. https://photos.app.goo.gl/boc2v4vcBLc3bVCh1

John

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Hi,

Here is an URL link to the new YouTube Video I just put together. https://youtu.be/R_xoZbd3bGo

Enjoy!

John
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 pm 
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bie cnc sons wrote:
Wow, this production is great, I also recommend not to use incandescent light bulbs, because that can not reach the brightness we want, use the LED is a better choice, but my own current settings, I just use this, I want to send On my picture, but I can't send it out. I don't know why. I want to show you the effect I installed.

thank you for your info. i also experience the incandescent goes off very quickly


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:05 pm 
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I think I would prefer to mount the lights on the trailer on top of extensions that raise the lights up to where they would normally be on your truck.

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