Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

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Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by Apex Predator » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:00 pm

I've been working on various mods to my Malibu Stealth 14. I started with a simple cord system to make standing easier, and an adjustable rod holder.

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Then I made a better anchor trolly system. The pullies make it so much better than the D-rings it had when I bought it. I need to install another clam style cleat next to this one for anchoring out the stearn.

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I need two more butt connectors to finish wiring the bait well pump. I've got a timer wired in that I can program to run and pause any time combo I choose. This will save battery life. The battery is a 7amp unit inside a pelican case. The case is strapped to a tray I built from marine Star Board material. The tray is glued to the hull with 3M 4000 adhesive.

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Lastly, I rigged a milk crate, and built a rocket launcher style rod holding system out of PVC. I built some large re-inforcing pads to mount the flush mount rod holders in. This serves as a much sturdier base for the rocket launcher. I may have to trim this down so that it's not so high, but won't do anything until I fish the boat again and test it out.

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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by gonefishin » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:25 am

I like what you have done. I too have the 14 and you have given me some additional ideas. Did you install the pump for the live well yourself? and if so, where did you purchase the pump and materials. I really want to hook one up in mine and was thinking of a toggle switch to control water flow into the well instead of a timer. I say toggle switch because I usually find myself parked in mud and would hate for that thing to turn on and suck up all kinds of mud. I think strike zone sells it for $100 but I need to check on that again.

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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by Apex Predator » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:39 am

I bought the baitwell kit specifically for the Steatlh at OEX in California. I also bought the battery set-up from them. I did it all myself, after watching the You-Tube video that explains it pretty well. It comes with everything you need, including a toggle switch. I figured the pump would run non-stop for about 4 hours, considering the battery capacity and pump draw. I bought the timer that is programmable. I have it set to run for 5 seconds, followed by a 15 second pause. It should run for 16 hours this way, and give plenty of areated water to the bait.

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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by Apex Predator » Thu May 05, 2011 10:15 am

Here is one I forgot to share. Using the same Starboard material, I made a holder for a pair of pliars and knife. They both fit tight and won't fall out. This is mounted on the hatch right behind my seat.

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Here she is ready to go fishing.

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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by KayakMike » Thu May 05, 2011 9:31 pm

OEX is one of the best online kayak shops in the world - not surprised you are happy with the pieces they had.
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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by jaeforceone » Thu May 05, 2011 10:41 pm

what a really nice and well thought out set up! Really like how you reinfored the flush mounts, my flush mounts are a bit wobbly sometimes and I end up not even using them. I only use the left one to store my anchor while paddling around.
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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by Pirate_Cofresi » Fri May 06, 2011 2:09 am

That is a very nice set up, very well put together. But a bit more and you would end up with a boat.lol...I like it very much...good job.
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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by CJ_Tiz » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:04 pm

Hate to bump such an old thread but I just came across it. I am the current owner of this rig and have been for a couple years. It doesn't get out much but when it does it still lands fish.

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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by Apex Predator » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:01 pm

Good to hear it's still on active duty! :-)

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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

Post by DaiwaNut » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:46 pm

Yes indeed nice to hear she is still out and about!
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Re: Malibu Stealth 14 mods!

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