View Full Version : Bigfish and other PA owners, and maybe any mirage drive owners

01-16-2012, 11:06 PM
I have been researching in order to eventually power my hobie pro angler and have been watching this particular site/forum. I won't post a link to it because I don't think it's allowed, search 'hobiecat' and you will find it.

01-16-2012, 11:57 PM
Ed?? Why would I want to power my Hobie??? The best part of it is it has no motor! It is everything I want just the way it is. ;) You can post links here in S-B Ed...just not on the other forum.

PS-Can't wait for spring! ;)

The Dad Fisherman
01-17-2012, 06:18 AM
Larry, Your Back...We missed you.

01-17-2012, 07:20 AM
Ed. Have you looked at the Bassyaks drives? They have one already available for a year or two now.

01-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Ed. Have you looked at the Bassyaks drives? They have one already available for a year or two now.

Yup, but they are $800 for the kit and require modifications to the hull. There is a guy on ebay selling a black saltwater minn kota short shaft(no head) motor for around $100+ shipping that looks very similar to the one sold by Bassyak.
I don't make enough money to take the easy route so I have to improvise and I am always looking, think of me as an indetured servant if you will;)

The Dad Fisherman
01-17-2012, 09:37 AM
try making a "Double T" that fits in the Scupper holes and that you can clamp to the rails for....then attach a trolling motor like they do for canoes.

01-17-2012, 11:25 AM
Thanks Kevin, I was considering that type of set up, but fear it might get in the way and would prefer the bow or stern mount with remote steering or even the mirage drive location. I have been thinking about a used foot controlled bow mount that I could alter to do what I want and if I could afford it I would go with a riptide type set up with the ipilot (there is one pictured on bassyak site in the photo gallery).
I saw there is a used evolve on fleabay that is at $1200 (over $2k new with no gps control) and figured if it was a member here they may want to think about waiting to see what develops with this guy, who I guess has made many accessories for yaks according to the other post.
I saw another evolve on fleabay that had two batteries which are $600-$700 alone, but once again the price prohibits me from considering it. (I think it was $1999)