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Mokai ES-Kape 2.0 / Re: Pump Guard for 2.0
« Last post by Painlesstom on February 20, 2020, 05:21:38 PM »
That looks great, very nice job and nice design. That will definitely be worth it's weight if you play in shallow waters or launch in any way other than floating off a trailer.  \./8
Mokai ES-Kape 2.0 / Pump Guard for 2.0
« Last post by steelheader on February 20, 2020, 04:04:34 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Figured I'd share the pictures of the new pump guard that was built by a local machinist.  Our first version was steel and added about 5 pounds to the boat.  This is our second version out of Aluminum, and at less than a pound, I'm pretty happy with it.  We modified the angles just a bit and added a larger cutout in the rear to be used as a handle. 

I will post a full review of my new 2.0 soon, as I'm still adapting it for my particular use.  I will say that unless you plan to only use the 2.0 for lakes with a first class boat launch, it is absolutely worthless without a guard like this.  According to Tom, the 2.0 pump sits much lower than the original ES-Kape.  Due to the lower pump and overall weight of the thing, it made it nearly impossible to launch, load, drag, or even go over shallow places where the craft is sure to rub rocks.  We even had trouble launching it at the local lake from my drift boat trailer as you couldn't lift the front end at all without the pump touching pavement.  At minimum, the 2.0 needs Tom's aluminum nozzle instead of the plastic one. 

My machinist friend has this design in the computer, and he can quickly build more if anyone wants (needs) one.   

With about 20 hard river miles on the 2.0, I'm starting to get it figured out, and take notes of all of the things I like and don't like in comparison to my mono-hull Subaru model.  We run in very shallow and swift water here in Western Washington, so our use may be a bit extreme compared to some.  I'll post some videos along with the upcoming review.  I always enjoy seeing how everyone is using their Mokais, so I'm happy to share a little bit of our use as well!

Hope everyone is finding some time on the water!

Pictures / Video / River Test Videos of a 2012 I just finished.
« Last post by Painlesstom on February 19, 2020, 10:58:25 PM »
Just some raw test footage during flood stage. Almost feeling like Spring!  \./8

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbof1Xd78P8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbof1Xd78P8</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg3KRnv3r_U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg3KRnv3r_U</a>
Boats For Sale / Wanted / Re: 2007 and 2009 Painless Mokaiís. (SOLD)
« Last post by Painlesstom on February 19, 2020, 08:51:16 AM »
He informed me these have been sold.
Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by niteshft on February 18, 2020, 02:44:21 PM »
 Yeah, I've tried auto polishing compounds on windshields and it just makes them cloudy. I've even tried a wax based one. I have a windshield on my motorcycle I need to fix or replace and was going to try a clear acrylic. I've had luck with that before but not tried it on a windshield.
Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Hillbilly on February 18, 2020, 09:15:55 AM »
They make a special plastic polish for that stuff, too. 
Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Craig5251 on February 17, 2020, 09:06:43 PM »
Thatís what I was thinking. Iíll try a super fine rubbing compound at the bottom to test it.
Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Painlesstom on February 17, 2020, 06:37:12 PM »
Wet paper towel is ok, dry is always bad. Not sure about buffing, I've never tried. You could try some automotive rubbing compound by hand, then wax. Should at least make a big difference.
Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Craig5251 on February 17, 2020, 11:13:51 AM »
Unfortunately, I have been using paper towels to clean my windshield, hence the scratches.

Any way to buff them out?
Chat / Re: New owner!
« Last post by Painlesstom on February 16, 2020, 07:00:23 PM »
Awesome, glad you got to get some river time in!  \./8
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