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Kayak Rigging & Repair

Hobie Outback customized with Yak Power LED Lights installed for night time kayak fishing. CT Fish Nerd Guided Kayak Fishing in Connecticut

Like any other vessel, fishing kayaks are an investment and need to be well maintained in order to perform as intended, and must be customized to the way the operator intends to use them. I specialize in custom rigging and repair of Hobie Kayaks. No matter the accessory or replacement part, I've likely installed it on several Hobie models more than once with full attention to detail. With 6 years of experience repairing/servicing Hobie pedal drives, steering systems, seats, hulls, troubleshooting electrical components, and installing accessories such as fishfinders, lighting kits, and electric motors, I can confidently take on all your kayak maintenance needs. I'm also familiar with other major fishing kayak brands including Old Town, Jackson, Bonafide, Ocean, and Native.

Services Include:

  • Installation of Fishfinders, Lighting Kits, Electric Motors, Hatches, Anchor Trolleys, Sailing Kits, Fishing Accessories and more

  • Repair of Hobie Pedal Drives, Steering Systems, Seats, Hull Damage, and more

  • Troubleshooting of Electrical Components such as Fishfinders and Lighting

  • Pickup and Delivery of your kayak

  • House Calls for Select Repairs

  • Maintenance Plans Available

Kayak Rigging & Repair Rates:


  • Labor, Pickup & Delivery: $60/hour

  • House Call Labor: $75/hour


Fully custom rigged Hobie Outback. CT Fish Nerd- Kayak Rigging & Repair, Guided Kayak Fishing, Connecticut
CT Fish Nerd's fully equipped Hobie Outback
Rear Circle Hatch Modification on a 2020+ Hobie Outback
Yak Power Switch System on a Hobie Pro Angler 14 Fishing Kayak
Hobie Outback with a Torqeedo 403 Motor and Yak Power LED Lights
Fishing kayak equipped with a Lowrance Elite Ti2 Fishfinder.
Underwater photo of a beautiful smallmouth bass, captured by CT Fish Nerd. Kayak fishing charter in Connecticut


CT Fish Nerd's Smallmouth Camp 2023. A weekend long kayak fishing & camping excursion targeting river smallmouth bass!

Friday Afternoon August 11th thru Sunday Evening August 13th 2023

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