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 Post subject: Ama mount on Sport
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:00 pm 
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Hello All,

Just purchased a Sport. We also got the sail and the amas. I have been reading about mounting the amas with the well nuts behind the seat and what Ive found is the well nuts dont sound reliable. I was thinking of mounting them in the front just ahead of the sail mount. Would be able to get easy access thru the front hatch to use bolts,fender washers and locknuts.
Any thoughts?

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jeffmarl


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 Post subject: Re: Ama mount on Sport
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:17 pm 
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Hey Jeff,
Exactly--that was what I finally did--mount them forward, so no well nuts needed. Worked fine. Here is how to go about it. Two possibilities:
1. Mount the Sidekicks forward where you have inside-the-hull access for thru-bolting.

2. Make your own outriggers from lobster pot buoys. I did that and mounted mine forward as in the pic. I would never use well nuts for the reason that they are not secure enough to withstand the stresses on the arms, and will eventually pull out.

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Here is how to make your own. KFS also used to sell a kit for this purpose.

viewtopic.php?t=1548&highlight=outriggers+outback

viewtopic.php?t=2431

viewtopic.php?t=2519&...ght=sport+outriggers

Have fun!
Dick

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 Post subject: Re: Ama mount on Sport
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:30 am 
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Dick,

Thanks for the reply and the links. I like the way you have rigged your sport for fishing. I have been doing some kayak fishing myself and love it. Looking forward to trying fishing from the Hobie.

Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Ama mount on Sport
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Oh yeah, Jeff--I forgot to mention--welcome to the Hobie site! Lots of great folks and equally great ideas here.
Best,
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