Crates make a great addition to the rear tank well of any fishing kayak. They provide organised storage space for fishing tackle and gear. Hobie produce a storage crate specifically designed for kayak fisherman with some very cool features including H-Rail accessory mounting rails and integrated vertical rod holders. It was the perfect solution for gear storage in the tank well of my Revolution 16...
Kayak Fishing Crates
Hobie H-Crate Features
Hobie H-Crate Dimensions
Inner Dimensions: 25.9cm wide x 34.2cm long x 24.9cm high
Weight: 5.8lbs / 2.63kg
The H-Crate will fit the tank well of all Hobie Kayaks and will fit the vast majority of other fishing kayaks too!
Assembling the H-Crate
- 1 x H-Crate Base
- 2 x Long Grid Walls
- 2 x Short Grid Walls
- 2 x Long H-Rail Sections
- 2 x Short H-Rail Sections
- 4 x H-Crate Corners
- 4 x Tie Down Straps
- 4 x Thread Forming Screws
- 4 x Self Drilling Screws
Minimal tools are needed for assembly - you'll just need a Phillps or Posi Screwdriver and maybe a powered drill with Posi/Phillps drill bit.
- H-Rail 1" and 1.5" Ram Ball Mounts to allow compatibility with Ram Mount products
- H-Rail StarPort HD and StarPort MiniPort Mounts to allow compatibility with Railblaza products
- H-Rail Gear Head Mounts to allow compatibility with Scotty Products
- H-Rail Mighty Mounts to allows compatibility with Yak Attack products
I will be using a H-Rail 1.5" Ram Ball Mount to attach my camera pole to the H-Crate. The H-Rail mounts work on a clamp system, simply loosen off the tightening knob, place the clamp around the h-rail, put the knob back into its slot and tighten up with the red lever locked down. Once tight, pop the lever up, put another couple of turns on the knob and the red lever should now clamp down under tension for a solid and strong fit.
I purchased the H-Crate and H-Rail Ram Mount from Cornwall Canoes - the entire H-Rail Mount range can be found on their website by clicking here and the H-Crate can be found by clicking here.
Time to test it out on the water!