YakAttack GearTrac GTTL90 Slide Tracks
Slide tracks are great and many fishing kayak now come with them as standard, however the Revo 16 does not. They allow you to install various accessories quickly and easily whilst allowing for adjustability in the positioning of each accessory. All of the main accessory brands (e.g. Railblaza, Ram Mounts, Scotty) make accessory mounts that are compatible with slide tracks so you can be very versatile in your accessory set up and not be limited to accessories from just one manufacturer. It was just a case of choosing which after-market slide tracks to go for. There was only really one contender... YakAttack!
YakAttack are well known for their high quality slide tracks, which they name GearTrac. The latest model is the GearTrac GTTL90. The GTTL stands for 'Gear Trac Top Loading' and this is a design which allows for accessory track mounts to be fitted to the track from the top, rather than sliding in from the end of the track. This makes loading and moving accessories around a bit easier. The GearTrac GTTL90 is made from a marine-grade aluminium and is designed to withstand saltwater abuse. They are low-profile too. Hobie sell GearTrac GTTL90 pre-packaged with installation bolts and a YakAttack FullBack Backing Plate. The backing plate is made from 1/4" thick anodised aluminium with threaded holes for the installation bolts to screw down into. This makes for a very strong installation and can be used wherever there is a flat area inside the hull for the backing plate to sit against. The tracks are available in 4", 8" and 12" kits, and i purchased mine from Cornwall Canoes - see here.
- Drill with a 4mm Drill Bit
- Allen Key/Hex Set
- Marker Pen
- Marine Grade Sealant/Adhesive
Fitting YaAttack GearTrac GTTL90 to the Revolution 16
There is a good amount of space for mounting accessories on the flat area around the sail mount. It makes a great spot for installing another length of GearTrac.