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Hobie Fishing Edition

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by silasvirus82, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Jun 9, 2017 at 7:33 AM
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    silasvirus82

    silasvirus82 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought my truck used in March of 2016 and love it. Wanted a Tacoma since high school, almost 20 years ago! Most of my mods are for one purpose, using my truck as live-in camper for extended kayak fishing trips.

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    Louvers since why not. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/3rd-gen-hood-louvers.489116/

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    Water Storage/OBA System:

    For the tanks I used 6" SCH40 PVC and standard plumbing fittings. Each was coated in bedliner for durability, and heat absorption in the case of the upper warm water tank. To mount the interior tank and various other tool mounts seen below, I pulled ideas from this thread https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/diy-hi-lift-and-tool-mounts.260147/. Each tank holds approximately 8 gallons (16+ total). In action https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hobie-fishing-edition.495630/page-4#post-17460410

    OBA system: OBA -> On Board Air Mega Thread & BS. OBA System: VIAIR 400C, OBA Kit, Regulator, Inflation Gun, Ironton Mini Hose Reel, mil-surp 2 GAL alum tank, lots and lots of fittings.

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    Completed upper tank

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    Camping Gear:

    Cap Vent Fan
    Cap Vent Fan #2 - Ventline VP-543
    Rhino-Rack Batwing
    NatureMat sleep pad
    TETON Sports Somnia Cot
    CampChef Pro 60x grill w/flat top griddle
    Cleanwaste Toilet
    Custom mesh screen for rear hatch


    Recovery/Tools/Misc:

    Rotopax 2 Gal w/bedside mount
    CYCMIA 800A jump starter
    Adventure Medical Kit - Professional Guide I
    Tool Kit
    ARB Magnum Hand Winch 3500
    Rugcel 10T Snatch Block
    Vault Tow Strap, Tree Saver & Shackles
    DIY Tool Mounts w/tools
    Tooluxe Tire Repair Kit


    Electrical:

    Low Beams: deAutoLED 35W HID Conversion
    High Beams: HIKARI H11 LED
    Fogs: Hella Optilux XY Xenon Yellow
    Reverse: LUYED 1600L LED
    Interior: Full LED bulb replacement
    Rock Lights: MICTUNING LED w/CH4x4 Switch
    Aux Fuse: Pelfreybilt Fuse Panel, Blue Seas 100A Breaker, Blue Seas 12 Blade Fuse Block
    Solar Charging: Renogy 100w 12V folding solar suitcase w/Zamp Solar Sidewall Port
    Cllena Switch Panel
    Hardwire USB port at rearview mirror
    AC outlet + 400W anytime mod
    Inverter anytime mod


    Comms:

    Midland MXT275 MicroMobile 2-Way FRS/GMRS
    Uniden CMX760 CB w/CaliRaised mount and FireStik antenna
    Wilson WA801212F Mobile Booster Kit


    Exterior:

    Bedside Decals
    AVS Low Profile Vent Visors
    VRaptor Louvers
    Custom Car Grills Mesh Grill w/TOYOTA & TRD logos
    ARE Z-Series w/LEDs, 12V, and Yakima rack
    Hobie Aero Rack Pads


    Interior
    :

    Toyota LB bed mat
    Toyota Bed Header rail
    AutofitPro windshield shade
    WeatherTech Mats
    RAM rearview mirror X-Mount
    RFID Electronic Center Console Lock


    Future additions:

    Odyssey PC1400 Group 35
    Kings
    Prinsu


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    My boat for those interested.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    ChadsPride

    ChadsPride Tacoma Owner & Enthusiast

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    Very nice!!! :headbang:
     
  3. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    skifree

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    Working on that part
    I love it!
    I have a hobie and kayak fish that's the reason why I bought my 2017 Tacoma to set it up for fishing. The weekend I bought my truck I won my first derby
    Good luck tight lines
     
  4. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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    silasvirus82

    silasvirus82 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What model Hobie do you have? If you didn't buy a long bed, go get a bed extender. I still have mine that I used with a previous truck, but I don't need it with the extra 1' now. Being able to keep your boat fully rigged and just slide it out ready to fish is such a time saver. Not long ago I had an Evo with a roof rack and the loading/unloading ritual got old. I only use my current roof rack when transporting multiple kayaks now.
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2017 at 9:49 AM
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    Broccoli

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    Nice setup op, i personally opted for the waterport. But i see where you are going with this. You can buy "bushings" in abs that will have a 3-4" hub depending on the pipe size you chose and a 3/4" thread for a hosebibb. Then you will just have to use transition glue. Between pvc/abs.
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2017 at 9:52 AM
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    Broccoli

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    Something like this, may have to nest a couple bushings if you cannot find the correct size. Plus these can be glued in a twye fitting if you want another bibb facing down in the centre.

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  7. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    silasvirus82

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    No need for using ABS, I have found every piece I need in PVC. I have 1/2x1/4" bushing for the air valves, 1x1/2" bushings for the hose bibbs, and 1-7/8x1-1/2 bushings for the filler caps. My only concern is how to seal off the larger caps that will be screwed on/off continuously. As I mentioned before, Vaseline was one suggestion but I think joint compound is going to be a better bet.

    I would have bought the WaterPort too, but like the RinseKit the capacity was less than I thought I needed.
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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    skifree

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    Working on that part
    I have an adventure it's 16ft.
    Just got the cap mounted this week.
    Rack to be mounted this weekend. Striper fishing my next week.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    silasvirus82

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    Super jealous, if I had another boat it would be a TI. I saw a few of those at the JBay tournament, they can really fly! I'm surprised you're not towing with a 16' boat, but if you live in a city I can understand your choice.

    I mostly pursue stripers in my home waters on the upper Chesapeake, but I also have perch days in the dead of summer. This year a snakehead is on my bucketlist as well.

    Here's a couple flounder I caught two weeks ago in NY.

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  10. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:38 AM
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    barcelona7568

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    My advice to you would be to not pressurize sch 40 pvc with air. That is a violent explosion.
     
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  11. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    Nice catch
    I fish salt fish Rhode Island and Martha vineyard. Both places towing is not an option due to the places I go. I had a f350 and rack was way higher.
    Tacoma way lower it's gonna be so nice.
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    All SCH40 has a pressure rating. 6" is safely rated for around 180 psi, but failure is closer to 750 psi. How do you think they pressure test sewer systems. 30-40 psi should be more than enough to do what I want.
     
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  13. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    Got me a IMG_0745.jpg pro angler. Love it! Hobies are fantastic!IMG_2590.jpg
     
  14. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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    Nice snook. I've caught a few of those on various trips to Florida. One of the best eating fish I my opinion and fun as hell on a fly.
     
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  15. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:52 AM
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    Thanks man, best eating saltwater fish I've come across. Love mangrove snapper as well.
     
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  16. Jun 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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    Hoping to get my tacoma soon. I have a hobie and fish lots of saltwater and a little fresh down here in Louisiana
     
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  17. Jun 15, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    PoppinCorks

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    20170615_202636.jpg Less than six hours after buying, hobie loaded and ready for tomorrow!
     
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  18. Jun 15, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    m603holden

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    The fishing thread needs a sub thread of fishing rigs/ kayak fishing. Sweet setup!
     
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  19. Jun 15, 2017 at 7:53 PM
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    melikeymy beer

    melikeymy beer Who buys a truck for the fukin grill?

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  20. Jun 15, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    melikeymy beer

    melikeymy beer Who buys a truck for the fukin grill?

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    I've been thinking about adding rod holders for transport. You guys use large diameter PVC and attach to the rail tie downs? I have the Feel Free 11.5

    20170615_215954.jpg
     
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