Effectively & Easily install a Trolling Motor to your Kayak

Simple and Easy installation of a Minn Kota Trolling Motor to any Kayak! Kayak Frank does a Minn Kota Trolling motor install on a Malibu two XL Ocean Kayak. Basic Tools and Skills Required, For more information about this install please feel free to Email me or Leave a comment! Many more videos to come!! Subscribe to me! Kayak Frank

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Simple and Easy installation of a Minn Kota Trolling Motor to any Kayak! Kayak Frank does a Minn Kota Trolling motor install on a Malibu two XL Ocean Kayak. Basic Tools and Skills Required, For more information about this install please feel free to Email me or Leave a comment! Many more videos to come!! Subscribe to me! Kayak Frank

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Kevin Schroeder
Kevin Schroeder - 3 years ago
Man. Here I am thinking of building all this PVC stuff for 2 kayaks. I already keep a milk crate on the back of with rod holders. I'm thinking just add the board and put the battery inside. Thanks so much.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 3 years ago
Kevin Schroeder it’s pretty simple. Just don’t get to heavy. Might side track slightly but not bad.
Chris Pearce
Chris Pearce - 3 years ago
How does it steer
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 3 years ago
Chris Pearce no problem.
duff23
duff23 - 3 years ago
Is the battery case vented? Does it have to be vented?
Elvisr29
Elvisr29 - 3 years ago
1. Did u screw the pad eyes to the turn buckles?
2. What have you done about the counter balance? I'm sure the KYAK has leaned to the other side that's the heavier.
jay love
jay love - 3 years ago
8 to 10 hours only that’ll take me 8 to 10 years you’re the man bro
Alex Torres
Alex Torres - 3 years ago
Great video frank it's sleepyef on Instagram
J Wilson
J Wilson - 4 years ago
interested to see how it tracks with the motor off to one side
James Cunningham
James Cunningham - 4 years ago
This is the best idea I have seen yet. Thank you for sharing.
bobbymentel
bobbymentel - 4 years ago
hey frank how did you get that turnbuckly eye around the milk crate weave? did you use a tool to bend it open then back?

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Charlie McArthur
Charlie McArthur - 4 years ago
Nice video! Just curious, on a full charge, how long can you use the motor while occasionally moving from spot to spot on the water?
Ricky Rick IB CA
Ricky Rick IB CA - 4 years ago
How much does it cost to register your kayak frank?? I had no idea I had to register now because of the trolling motor.
Ricky Rick IB CA
Ricky Rick IB CA - 4 years ago
I rigged mine exactly the same way. Great video brother.
mark buffaloe
mark buffaloe - 4 years ago
I want to turn my Malibu two into a motorized vessel with the addition of a Newport Vessels NV-Series 36 lb. Thrust Saltwater Transom Mounted Electric Trolling Motor with 30" Shaft I want to use it to get to some wreck dives in FTL.,  would you be interested in a job or mentorship mounting the motor?
ONE MORE FISH
ONE MORE FISH - 4 years ago
Was wodering do you have the crate in center does this still give you enough room too slide battery off to one side for counter weight of the motor?
ONE MORE FISH
ONE MORE FISH - 4 years ago
You mentioned prototype you should Make (KayaK Cr8Troller Mount 2000) and prolb do pretty good Id order one. Actually screw it you put it out there I'm going to make one Thanks for the brain storm.
ONE MORE FISH
ONE MORE FISH - 4 years ago
Brilliant do you think you could do away with the L brackets you mounted for permanent it would be nice if you could lift this whole unit out when you want to use motor or keep it out for traditional paddle .
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Give it a shot. Could work. So long as the crate used for the battery, is strapped down properly.
Mike Palacios
Mike Palacios - 4 years ago
best video I seen so far
nice work and ty
bigstar flash
bigstar flash - 4 years ago
Why is the registration important?,it only a small electric motor.In queensland Australia you can have any motor including petrol motor up to 4HP and NO registration needed.I suppose every country have their way to raise up revenue.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Rules are rules. I don't make them, I just follow them. As you said, every country is different. Good luck.
Sergio Medrano
Sergio Medrano - 4 years ago
Does your kayak in the water goes to the side
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
The battery keeps the kayak centered. It offsets the motor weight.

20. comment for Effectively & Easily install a Trolling Motor to your Kayak

Keith Carson
Keith Carson - 4 years ago
best setup I've seen on in this yet!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Try to keep it simple I say. To this date, I still use it for inshore family fun. Offshore I use the Hobie Peddle Kayak for safety. Thanks Keith.
Sean McNierney
Sean McNierney - 4 years ago
Keepin it simple, very nice!! I'm going to have to register it as well. Can't wait to get out this spring to test it out. Nice vid
Victor kayak
Victor kayak - 4 years ago
nice setup cool man
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Victor kayak Thanks!
E Hdz
E Hdz - 4 years ago
Great video man! Tight lines
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Thanks E Hdz!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Mahalo!
Alex Solares
Alex Solares - 4 years ago
Really helpful stuff brother. Thanks for the breakdown of the mount.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
Thanks Alex!
pyjavi24
pyjavi24 - 4 years ago
whats the battety time running
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
depending on speed
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
about 4 hours.
Dylan C
Dylan C - 5 years ago
Make more videos like this regarding additions and clever ways to store things on kayaks.
Dylan C
Dylan C - 4 years ago
+KAYAK FISHING OFFSHORE Not only does it satisfy me but by the looks of the video it seems to be one of the most popular on your channel. Assuming that means other people also enjoy seeing this kind of thing i'm sure it will increase the popularity of your channel among water sport enthusiasts.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
will do thanks
chickenguru
chickenguru - 5 years ago
I gave up on powering my kayak. Just paddling now but looking for a future purchase of a pedal kayak
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
A peddle kayak is the way to go. I got mine also.
TJ Ray
TJ Ray - 5 years ago
thanks for the vid! I do have a simple question:
Does the kayak lean or tilt one way because of the motor or is the weight still distributed fairly evenly?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
There is some off balance. But it is bearable. Trick is to put the motor close to the kayak as possible. Thx for watching. Please subscribe. Luck to you.

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colin deavin
colin deavin - 5 years ago
Very useful
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
Thanks!
Fadeypoo
Fadeypoo - 5 years ago
Great job man! Gave me some good pointers and also some ideas to suit my kayak, which has a rounded shape. peace
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
Peace out.
OIVIARxPRx
OIVIARxPRx - 5 years ago
Hey i have a question if you install the trolling motor on the side will it destabilize the kayak would you flip over more easy??
Patrick Gaughran
Patrick Gaughran - 5 years ago
I have a similar set up. I take mine out in the Long Island sound. I am trying a now set up were i put the battery in the front hatch and run 6 gauge wire to trolling motor where yours is located.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
Some slight off balance but no major issues. Install engine close to kayak as much as possible. Not meant for offshore fishing. Inshore is ok though. Always wear your live vest and never ever go alone. Thx for watching and please subscribe. Peace Out!!
AbortedEvolution
AbortedEvolution - 5 years ago
Thanks for the vid. Putting a motor on the kayak this summer and I like your idea best. Will share results when I get em.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
Thx. Luck to you.
Steve Ballard
Steve Ballard - 5 years ago
How do you balance the kayak with the motor out over the side ? Is the battery offset ?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
The battery and your weight offsets the leaning a lot. But there is some side tracking as your kayak travels forward. Thx for watching. Please subscribe.
JT Kayak Fishing
JT Kayak Fishing - 5 years ago
I been wanting to add a motor but dint want the hassle of registration.. have you ever been stop for having the motor. do they even bother kayakers for this?
Johan Cespedes
Johan Cespedes - 4 years ago
J.T Fishing search for the PVC side motor mount. Its very easy
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 4 years ago
J.T Fishing some guys use small outboards with a side float for offshore. You can see them on Youtube. If you follow Key West Kayak Fisherman, his name is Steve, he has this setup. I use my setup inshore, due to safety reasons. Luck man.
JT Kayak Fishing
JT Kayak Fishing - 4 years ago
KAYAK FISHING OFFSHORE hey i ran into this video again , since then i bought me a hobie outback for offshore instead of adding motor to my Ocean Kayak but once again I find my self looking for a motor to troll and also to come back in quickly when weather acts up.. can u help me out with some info .is that motor effective offshore? looking to maybe add outboard instead but not sure of how it will handle that weight on the side , notice you have a hobie as well any info is appreciated thanks
Carolina Fishing
Carolina Fishing - 5 years ago
Re: being a hassle, it's really not that bad, especially if you have all of your paperwork handy including bill of sale. And at least in North Carolina, you have the option of registering it for up to three years at a time. Check your local marine dealers. You may able to register there. Then get some boat registration ID decals and you're all set. Re: ever being stopped, I haven't but why tempt fate?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
Register it. It's the law. They can fine you.
Jake Musick
Jake Musick - 5 years ago
Love your setup, I have a FeelFree lure 11.5. I want to do the same for my trolling motor! Question is, wouldn't the crate with the weight of the battery hold the trolling motor in place without having to tie into the plastic with the rivets and angle iron? I am an Illinois native and we don't get into much fast water.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
You need to secure it as much as possible. Thrust speed varies and it will shift on you.
VF6
VF6 - 5 years ago
wait what about the battery, last i heard 12v batttery's arent waterproof
Jake Musick
Jake Musick - 5 years ago
buy yourself a minn kota battery drybox, comes with ac ports for chargers for cell phones etc. 54 bucks on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/MinnKota-Trolling-Motor-Power-Center/dp/B001PTHKMG/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1464926923&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=minn+kota+battery+box
Hunter Farrell
Hunter Farrell - 5 years ago
does it way down one side of the kayak or can you not even tell its there?
Hunter Farrell
Hunter Farrell - 5 years ago
+KAYAK FISHING OFFSHORE thanks for replying safety is always #1
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
+Hunter Farrell not good Hunter. This is for slower moving water. Stay safe. Later man.
Hunter Farrell
Hunter Farrell - 5 years ago
+KAYAK FISHING OFFSHORE the current is strong in this particular river its a tidal brackish river
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
+Hunter Farrell so long as current is slow, yes. Stay safe. Never go alone. First try in a lake.
Hunter Farrell
Hunter Farrell - 5 years ago
+KAYAK FISHING OFFSHORE do you think it would be ok in a large river
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
It does weigh a little heavier on one side. No problems though, except some slight side tracking, easily offset by adjusting speed and tiller arm direction. In the bay it's a plus, in the ocean it's not recommended.
rich allbritten
rich allbritten - 5 years ago
Awesome idea, def gonna copy this. Been wanting a trolling motor for fishing but really didnt want to have to drill into my yak and then leave a giant piece of 2x4 on it during storage. Thank you thank you thank you...not just gotta get a trolling motor lol
rich allbritten
rich allbritten - 5 years ago
Not yet, I hunt and fish so getting gear takes me a little longer since I have to split the costs between the two lol. Next on the list tho
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
You get the motor yet?
David Burkhard
David Burkhard - 5 years ago
Did the swivel to raise the prop come with the motor? And if not, where could I find one?Thanks. Great video!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
The swivel is part of the motor. Comes with the motor
Todd Martin
Todd Martin - 5 years ago
how much did it cost you to do this. how much do trolling motors and battery's like yours cost
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
+Todd Martin Total 300.00 cost
BAZ1NGA510
BAZ1NGA510 - 6 years ago
how do you transport this? on a trailer?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
+BAZ1NGA510 in a van
I Am Chase G
I Am Chase G - 6 years ago
Most cleanest reasonable mounting and idea iv seen so far very nice.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 6 years ago
+I Am Chase G THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT.
Even though I now own another kayak, I still use that one in the bay.
Bill Stoger
Bill Stoger - 6 years ago
I weaved ratchet straps thru the skupper holes to secure the 2x4...real easy...real secure...real cheap and fast to remove. No extra drag on bottom as straps are drawn tight to kayak bottom. You'll have a motor mount for less than $15 and takes 1 min to put on or remove.
Timothy Lane
Timothy Lane - 5 years ago
picture????
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 6 years ago
Good beans!
Chas Man
Chas Man - 6 years ago
Thank you for the tutorial. I have a feel free lure kayak and been wanting to power it! I live in Pa and I has to register it powered! Thanks again
Chas Man
Chas Man - 6 years ago
Thank you, same to you! How do you like your kayak?
Jasmine Cherie
Jasmine Cherie - 6 years ago
+Chas Man I'm a Feelfree Lure owner too. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Wishing you tight lines!
I Millar
I Millar - 6 years ago
Fantastic Frank, I might copy this idea.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
Did you make this project work for you? Just wondering. Peace out!
FreeeAmerican
FreeeAmerican - 6 years ago
Using the milk crate to mount your motor is one of the better ideas that I've seen. Having people generous enough to share their ideas with the public makes for a much better world. Thanks for the video Kayak Frank.
Ricky Rick IB CA
Ricky Rick IB CA - 4 years ago
Well said:)
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 6 years ago
Thanks for the positive feedback.
ho lin wan
ho lin wan - 6 years ago
It seems simple,practical and very effective. I'm sure you did a lot of planning before you started. I have no skills to install anything like this but your video gives me inspiration! Have you looked into installing a solar battery charger? If/when you do, could you please post another video with your setup or ideas. Thanks a lot! 
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
I did consider the solar, but the trickle charge wouldn't be able to get the charging done properly.
johansyah johan
johansyah johan - 6 years ago
very nice ... simple !

50. comment for Effectively & Easily install a Trolling Motor to your Kayak

hector tan
hector tan - 6 years ago
Nice set up! How long does the battery last? Do you need to recharge it after each use?
hector tan
hector tan - 6 years ago
+Kayak Frank Hi there! Thanks for the reply. I bought a Minn Kota Endura C2 40 lb thrust trolling motor thru Amazon and it was delivered today here in Abu Dhabi where I live. I already made an improvised mounting on my kayak even before it arrived, and tomorrow I'm gonna take it out for a test run. My kayak is just a simple one, I like the Hobbie too but it's a little expensive for me. But hey, many thanks for the info about the battery! I just found out now that I purchased the wrong one. Ouch! I bought a car battery, when I should have bought a marine battery. But I'm gonna try to have it replaced. Thanks again Frank! 
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 6 years ago
Hey there. First thanks for the comment. The battery life is only about 3 hours on medium speed. Not much more. You must recharge every trip. Sometimes I use 2 batterries when out for longer periods. It does get heavy though. I do not use for offshore fishing only for bay fishing. I bought a Hobie peddle drive kayak and no longer am using the Ocean Kayak.
42ag26
42ag26 - 6 years ago
What are requirements to register kayak?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 6 years ago
Serial number on kayak needed. Bill of sale or sales receipt. Thats it. Luck.
chickenguru
chickenguru - 6 years ago
Great install. I did the same but lowering the motor with one hand is a challenge and lifting the motor out of the water requires me to stop and get out before getting too close to shore. I'm gonna have to try something different. I have the minn Kota 30. Traxxis raises with no buttons just lift one handed but at a cost it's $280. Any ideas
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
How is the project coming along?
danny kim
danny kim - 7 years ago
pontoon might be necessary, it made one similar to this video and it's little tilted to one side and I had to balance it with battery.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 6 years ago
A pontoon could help. Also by putting the motor close to the kayak, this helps out.
Stephen O'Brien
Stephen O'Brien - 7 years ago
slap two 80lb thrust motors on each side of those mother fuckers and race them, you'd be flying that would be fun in like a lake or something!! you could probley pull 20 knots with 160lbs of thrust on a 70pd kayak lol!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 5 years ago
I got turbo twins on the install now. Lol. Just kidding.
Thomas Murphy
Thomas Murphy - 7 years ago
Frank your idea is brilliant and i intend to use this method on my kayak.
You have demonstrated everything so well and so easy to follow. 
Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.
Regards
 Tom Murphy 
Australia 
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Thanks Tom. Appreciate the comment.
Truong Nguyen
Truong Nguyen - 7 years ago
Does the kayak run straight? Do you need a rudder of some type?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
+Kayak Frank
No rudder at all
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Yes. No problems at higher speeds
Fl Yak Fisher
Fl Yak Fisher - 7 years ago
Really nice idea for containment.  Like Zoffinger, "everything in its place" lol.  What about stability???  Kinda have some good weight out there huh?  Do you have outriggers on that side?  Also, does it track straight with NO rudder?  (I don't have a rudder on mine).  Thanks
Fl Yak Fisher
Fl Yak Fisher - 7 years ago
Hey Frank...I made a quick motor mount and just tied it to the kayak.  Put the motor on and battery in back.  The motor was off to my left side, just behind the seat.  I took it out for a test.  What I hoped wouldn't happen....happened.  Not able to really steer.  Had to use the paddle like a canoe oar to turn.  The motor moved the yak nicely thru the water. though.  So...either a rudder or attempt a rear mount motor.  J
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Yes John, there is some off tracking issues with the faster speeds, but not on slower speeds. Very stable considering the extra weight and no outriggers are needed. The weight of the person along with the battery directly behind you helps with the offset.
Rick Murphy
Rick Murphy - 7 years ago
Good informative video without the(bull ...) Ive been working with elect. Trolling motors for a while now.florida heat in the summer and my health require some help moving around. Gotta go saltwater editions. Usually white as opposed to black for fresh. Used at pawn shops 120.00$$ new at walmart 300$ i built an outrigger for stability. Also for me 45lbs min. Thrust is a must. Add in 100$ for battery and box and there you go. Helps me troll the flats looking for the big schools of redfish snd such. Keep up the good videos....
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Thanks  Rick. Luck 2u!
zoffinger
zoffinger - 7 years ago
One of the cleanest kayak motor setups I've seen. Good job, Frank!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Thanks zoffinger. I tried to make is as simple as possible. Anyone can do this in a few weekend hours. I don't really much use the trolling motor anymore. Gotta get some exercise somehow. Besides, since lately I go offshore more than inshore, this could become an issue should I flip the kayak. Later.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Glad to hear I could help out.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
Thanks Adam.
Adam Shed
Adam Shed - 7 years ago
Cool!!
Santiago Rivera
Santiago Rivera - 7 years ago
Gracia mano. I just got a 45 trust saltwater motor. Vmaz White they suggest useing a 50 amp reset breaker. So you have had no problem with running direct on your 55 thrust motor. I will be posting my motor mount I made soon..Check out my site wgss . biz Youtube wont let me run the letters together for the website.. Great info video. Thanks.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 7 years ago
no breaker required. you could put an inline fuse though.
Santiago Rivera
Santiago Rivera - 7 years ago
Did you put a breaker for the motor..
UponGiantsShoulders
UponGiantsShoulders - 8 years ago
All Kayaks are vessels, not all vessels require registration. A non motorized Kayak is a Class A class Vessel and does not require registration. A motorized Kayak or Canoe under 16 feet in length is considered a Class A2 Vessel and costs ~23 dollars to register.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
@ Carlos depending on current and speed traveled, I can get between 5 to 7 hours on one 93 amp hour battery. Now I carry a 2nd battery for longer trips. Also I changed the motor to a saltwater rated 55 thrust trolling motor. Much faster, but draws more battery life. I try to paddle whenever I can for exercise. It is very easy to get lazy my friend. Thanks for the sub by the way!
51seluj
51seluj - 8 years ago
nice video frank. how long will that battery last on a full charge?
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
thanks for your comment.
RUDYAKAHALIBU77
RUDYAKAHALIBU77 - 8 years ago
Love this idea and electric is best as weight balance is a big issue if you don't want to use stabilizers. Very clean work Frank , thumbs up buddy.
Terry N
Terry N - 8 years ago
No, in Florida you have to have the Kayak registered once you attach a trolling motor to it even if it's temporarily attached. That is what he meant.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Yes those are L brackets that were used for the 2x4. I don't like drilling into my kayak either, but I didn't see any other way. I don't even have any hatches whatsoever, to avoid water leaks. If you sue the proper sized rivets, with plenty of sealant, you won't have a problem. Thanks for viewing.
catbme
catbme - 8 years ago
Great Video I have been thinking about putting a trolling motor on my future beach 14 foot fishing kayak but I am hesitant to do any drilling are those metal L like brackets drilling into your yak that hold the 2X4 in place? one other question have you ever thought of making a outrigger for it? thanks for the great video I enjoyed it.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Every kayak is different. Look for the most level area, behind you and work from that. My most level area is actually the edge all around the kayak itself. In my case, the 2x4 wood, held in place by the angle brackets is the building block of my entire project. The milk crate is cushioned in with foam padding on the bottom. This prevents slippage of the crate. Please watch the video a few times and each time you will notice certain details missed. Good luck John. Stay healthy sir.
john mcginn
john mcginn - 8 years ago
Frank Great job with your design in attaching a trolling motor to your Kayak. Could you show the milk crate off of the Kayak and show us the detail that you did to make this a solid platform to mount the motor from. Thank You Frank ! I was ready to hang up Kayaking as I have Congestive Heart Failure and paddling have become too much for me. I will be watching for your response. Thanks Again. John
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
The painting is rustoleum. No problems keeping it clean. lots of work.
Peter Ratz
Peter Ratz - 8 years ago
Good job Frank. How did you go about painting the crate and wood. Any advice for me ? Also, how do you keep your kayak so clean ? I have a Hobie Adventure Island and it always gets stained so easily. Thanks
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
@Lachy...You need a license to fish from any type of vessel. Kayak,canoe or boats are not the ones that are licensed, it is the person operating the vessels, which are the one's that need licensing.
LACHY EL MULATIKO
LACHY EL MULATIKO - 8 years ago
do you nedd a license or something to fish from this kayak or any other kayak
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
@ Thentertainer12 It cost me &60 to register with DMV. You must have a bill of sale or a receipt from the store you bought it. All kayaks have a serial number on them. Find it and write it down, you will need this. It only costs me $14 for my yearly renewal.
Nathan Key
Nathan Key - 8 years ago
How much was it to register it at either the DMV or DNR? Great setup btw! Doing something very similar to this!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
@Jon. I did change it for a salt water series motor. Problems were arising with the salt. Now I have a 55 thrust.Way quicker also.
jon rea
jon rea - 8 years ago
Have you had any corrosion problems with that motor off shore not being a salt water series??
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Yes it's great for offshore.
LACHY EL MULATIKO
LACHY EL MULATIKO - 8 years ago
is this kayak good for offshore fishing
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
The gators are far more scared of my kayak, then I am scared of them. Just gotta keep feet and hands inside at all times. A couple of weapons, which I keep with me can help in a tricky situation.
SouthboundOutdoors
SouthboundOutdoors - 8 years ago
Really? Your not scared of the gators?? I tried it once in my canoe and my heart jumped into my throat when one swam up to the boat.. Your brave!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Got my new GoPro...Will get some videos soon enough.
TheAlbyzoe
TheAlbyzoe - 8 years ago
cool vids man ! thanx for the sub!!!!
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Thank You. I Am Glad This Video Will Help.
gabeszone
gabeszone - 8 years ago
Awesome you gave me a lot of ideas!! I will be doing this in Japan.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 8 years ago
Thanks Clive. I appreciate your comment.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
Thanks Danny for your comment. It cruised real nice today at Everglades Holiday Park right along side the airboats. They were freaking out when I went by them brother (And By The Way......So Were The Gators! LOL!) Love your videos brother. Keep up the good work and say hi to Oscar the snakehead killer! Peace Out & Tight Lines...
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
I will be putting on another one but this time will be on the water. This might help others to decide if this is for them or not. I think it works great except for the turning radius. It is wider than I expected. I have to use the paddle to help me turn sharper. Not a big problem at all, but you must keep your paddle nearby for this. Thanks for the feedback.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
Thanks for the comment. I saw your channel and I liked the videos you produce. I will look at them in more detail later this week.
Lucien - Youtube Channel
Lucien - Youtube Channel - 9 years ago
Great video Frank. Love your work :)
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
Thanks for the comment. I just came up with a rotational device for my I-phone, which I will be filming fishing, both inshore and offshore very soon. Stay in touch for videos to follow. Thank You.
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
Thanks for the comments. As far as the weight affecting the stern, it really doesn't affect me much. I was always fishing with a partially full 5 gallon bucket of live bait in the milkcrate. Now the important thing is "Off-Tracking". You need to adjust height and side distance properly for proper navigation. My bow weight has not been adjusted. But let me tell you something. When my fish bag gets loaded up in the front, from the days catch, it probably does ride a little better. Thank You.
briandudeathome
briandudeathome - 9 years ago
I like it! Great idea =D

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KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
When we go fishing, I'll show you up close this setup. Thanks for the comment. For trolling it has helped me a lot. Got caught in some strong currents the other day, and this really made a difference. C U Soon. Tight Lines and Peace Out!
Carlo Rivera
Carlo Rivera - 9 years ago
cant wait to see it on the water....see you soon Frank "WHAT" G......
KAYAK FRANK
KAYAK FRANK - 9 years ago
Thanks for the comment boxmaniac. If you like kayak fishing I am currently working on attaching a GoPro Camera also. Who knows, I think others might enjoy watching fish landing scenes. Peace Out!
boxmaniac
boxmaniac - 9 years ago
Great Video, thanks Frank!

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