I will be talking about the installation of YakAttack’s new accessory, GearTrac, in combination with their popular safety flag/light combo, the VISICarbon Pro. The GearTrac is a rugged, USA made, military grade coating surface mount trac system. It can be used for basically anything that YakAttack carries as a sturdy, stable base to start attaching your accessories to. The VISICarbon Pro is a collapsible, reflective, light and flag system that meets or exceeds USCG requirements.
Personally, I like to make anything that I install removable and mobile. It makes it easier to move to another kayak if needed, remove for storage, or for just a clean look when needed. I decided to modify my good-old egg crate to be the foundation for my install, which is also easy to remove and store when not in use.
I started by taking a 2×4 and cutting it the width of the egg crate. Taking a couple screws on each end secured the 2×4 to the bottom of the egg crate, this gave me a mounting start to screw the GearTrac onto. Using the included stainless steel screws, I drilled holes through each hole on the plate and installed the screws. It was very sturdy and wasn’t going anywhere.
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