Kayalu AkaMounts for Hobie akas and crossbeam/crossbar

Kayalu AkaMount® Rail, Pipe and Tube Mounts

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Kayalu AkaMount rail mount with pro camera head.
DIY AkaMount with arm
and pan-tilt camera head.

AkaMounts are aerodynamic, marine-grade assemblies for firmly mounting gear including cameras and navigation lights to rails, sailboat masts, Hobie akas and crossbars (a.k.a. Hobie crossbeam), pipes, tubes, posts and bars — even wheelchairs, walkers, Segway, bicycle and motorcycle handlebars.

AkaMounts are constructed using marine-grade components by renown manufacturers including our partners at RAM Mounts and Tite-lok, integrated with Kayalu stainless steel hardware, fittings and accessories.

Kayalu AkaMount camera mount.
AkaMount camera mount
for Hobie Adventure Island
akas includes C ball base,
C-to-B coupler,
14.5" Toughbar extension,
spring-loaded upper coupler
and camera ball.

In addition to supporting cameras and navlights, an AkaMount base can host outdoor gear including GPS cradles, fishfinders and RAM fishing rod holders. AkaMounts can host iPad and Kindle cradles, iPhones, iPods, RAM Mounts' waterproof Aqua Boxes and more.

Kayalu AkaMount KAK-1006-B with compact camera.
DIY AkaMount with
B ball rail bracket,
B ball couplers,
8.5" Toughbar extension
and camera ball.

AkaMounts are intended for freshwater and saltwater use, constructed of marine-grade anodized aluminum, stainless steel hardware and fittings. A rubber powder-coating on each Akamount ball helps prevent slippage of coupler arms and extensions.

AkaMounts are available for mounting on newer and older tube diameters of the "akas" on Hobie kayaks, catamarans and trimarans. AkaMounts are also available for mounting on Hobie aka crossbars (support tubes crossing the Hobie deck). See the chart below for identifying which AkaMounts support your application.

AkaMounts provide maximum flexibility in gear mounting, incorporating RAM Mount's interchangeable ball-and-socket system at each joint.

Kayalu AkaMount rail mount for Hobie Mirage Adventure Island.

Rail mounts incorporated at the base of AkaMount assemblies are available to grip a range of round pipes, from .5" diameter up to 2.5" diameter. In addition to supporting round tubes, models are available for rails having a square or rectangular shape.

Rail mounts included with AkaMounts are also available separately (see chart below). These rail mounts are compatible with Kayalu Toughbar® and Radpole® extension arms as well as any RAM Mounts arm accepting standard "B" and "C" size balls.

What's more, gear can be easily ported from any existing RAM Mounts assembly onto the rail mount ball shared by an AkaMount.

Rail Mount Bases for Kayalu AkaMounts

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AkaMount
Rail Mount
Model
RAM Mounts
Ball Size
Rail Type
Rail Size
KAK-1001-C
C
1.5" dia.
Round Pipe,
compatible
w/ Hobie AI
crossbars
of model
years 2011
and later.
2" min
2.5" max
diameter
 
Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1000-C
C
1.5" dia.
Round Pipe,
Compatible
w/ Hobie AI
akas (all years)
and crossbars
(years
2007-2010)
1.25" min
1.875"max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1002-B
B
1" dia.
Square Rail 1.7" x 1.7" max
dimensions
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1003-C
C
1.5" dia.
Square Rail 1.7" x 1.7" max
dimensions
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1004-B
B
1" dia.
Round Pipe 0.5" min
1.25" max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1005-C
C
1.5" dia.
Round Pipe 0.5" min
1.25" max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1006-B
B
1" dia.
Removable
Round Pipe 0.5" min
1.25" max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.
 
KAK-1007-C
C
1.5" dia.
Removable
Round Pipe 0.5" min
1.25" max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts and Tite-Lok/Blackhawk.
 
KAK-1008-BC
Includes
B and C
1" dia.
1.5" dia.
Removable
Round Pipe 0.5" min
1.25" max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts and Tite-Lok/Blackhawk.
 
KAK-1009-B
B
1" dia.
Round Pipe 0.5" min
1" max
diameter
  Manufactured in USA by RAM Mounts.

What does "AkaMount" mean? "Aka" is a Polynesian word used to define the bar providing structural support between hulls on a catamaran or trimaran. The word "aka" and its mate, the buoyant "ama" stabilizer, have been popularized in their usage to define the support bracing on popular Hobie fishing and sailing kayaks including the Hobie Mirage Adventure Island. The acronym "a.k.a." coincidentally means "also known as," a definition applicable to the Kayalu AkaMount line — our tube and rail assemblies allow for easy interchange of accessories. An AkaMount for a camera can be "also known as" a spotlight or GPS mount!

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