Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:21 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Bow Grind
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:21 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:15 pm
Posts: 122
Location: Sandy Eggo
I noticed a small flat spot wearing on the bow of my OB hull where it contacts the ground when I load and unload from my SUV. Tried using a piece of cardboard and then a small rug to protect the hull but then it tends to slip around during the process. Now I'm trying a small piece of material from Scotch attached to the hull. It's a self adhesive rubber type of material that comes in strips that's intended for making stairs non-slip. It's rough textured and looks pretty durable. So far it's holding up but showing wear due to the small contact point with the ground. Has anybody else tackled this problem and if so, what solution have you come up with? (If you haven't considered it yet, check your hull!!) :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:42 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:32 pm
Posts: 219
Location: Out There
Hobie makes a small dolly that attaches to the bottom of the boat. It's really small, it can't weigh that much. You might consider using something like that.
I used to carry my boat around but I found it was getting really beat up. Now I use a dolly. Sometimes I have to carry it, but whenever I can I use the dolly.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:55 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:15 pm
Posts: 122
Location: Sandy Eggo
I have the dolly that fits in the scupper holes and it works great. The wear problem is at the front of the bow where it contacts the ground when I'm loading and unloading from a tall vehicle.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:12 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:32 pm
Posts: 219
Location: Out There
I use a scupper dolly as well. I was thinking more of this little stap-on dolly pictured here: http://www.hobiecat.com/kayaking/accessories.html. Thought being it might act like a tail wheel does on an airplane. Maybe have a look at it and you can rig some kind of strap-on skid plate or something.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:43 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:15 pm
Posts: 122
Location: Sandy Eggo
Ronbo... Thanks for the suggestion, I'm open to any ideas. I've considered using some kind of strap on thingy but view that as a second choice as it would be one more thing to mess with. But hey, anything that works is up for consideration.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Bow condom
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:26 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:47 pm
Posts: 577
Location: San Diego
Contact Chip Buck at Point sails and ask him to make a padded, reinforced bow pad with a strap to keep it on the boat. It may be the type of accessory Hobie may want to look at so Chip is a good contact.

Point Sails-619-222-2227


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group