Bow Bungee for the Hobie Revolution E-mail
Written by Jeff Anderson   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

I wanted to add some bungee to the bow of my Hobie Revolution mainly to have a place to easily store the mirage drive when I needed to pull it for whatever reason. I didn't want to rely on putting it in the rear well since that space is now usually taken up by the livewell and also I didn't want to chance dropping the drive while moving it behind me. By storing it on the bow, I wouldn't even need to unclip the leash. The bungee also creates a very handy temporary place to stow my paddle. I just shove one blade under the cords and my paddle is held right where I can easily grab it again.

The design is really simple: six bungee hooks, six pop-rivets, and a length of bungee. I used hooks for the whole thing since I didn't want to have to use other parts and also because I like the idea of being able to temporarily remove the bungee. I could also use this bungee system to hold onto my kill bag, but I haven't really tried to use it that way yet.

How it looks when set for normal use. In this position, the bungee is fairly loose and isn't really stretched at all.

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This tightens the bungee a little to the point where it makes the bow hatch a little more secure. I use it this way when going through surf. 

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Here it is with the drive stowed. The bungee is pretty taut and drive is well secured and doesn't wiggle much at all. This also provides a bonus of making the hatch REALLY water tight.

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Bungee in the wrapped up position when not in use so the hatch can easily be opened.

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If you use pop-rivets to mount the bungee hooks, make sure there are no sharp edges on them after installing them. Sharp edges will obviously screw up the bungee chord. 

 

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