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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
On the second time out in my new TI, I stuffed up putting the cart in the scuppers. Reluctant to get wet enough and when I lowered the boat I didn't know the cart wasn't in completely. The third time out, we started to sink and eventually traced it to a hole in the scupper.
Rang the dealer and he asked me to bring it down.
Explained that it wasn't a warranty claim and took along some electrical plastic tube which fitted inside the scupper, to cover the hole.

Now here's the good bit.
The dealer supplied be a Hobie welder, red rod, goop and the tools. As I have built my own solo loading car topper (pictures soon), he asked if I wanted to do the repair and avoid any charge, which I did. The welder worked fine and no leaks under test.

I asked the dealer "How much for the gear" and he replied "The first one is on us". Being the only dealer for 400 miles, I appreciate this sort of service. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:02 pm 
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You might want to consider getting a different cart - one which supports the hull on pads rather than through the scupper holes - so as to protect the scupper hole repair area from future damage.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:18 am 
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http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=38876

TANDEM ISLAND DOLLY AVAILABLE NOW

We have created this cart to more easily carry the Tandem Island. It is very similar to a Catamaran style “Cat Trax”. Available with hard surface wheels or with soft sand beach wheels.

Easier to load and unload than a scupper cart. Carry the weight of the Tandem Island with ease over sand or hard surfaces. A wide cradle easily supports the weight. Does not use scuppers for support or alignment which prevents scupper damage. Handle allows easy cart manipulation when unloaded and easier cart insertion under the boat. Acts as a “kick-stand” to hold the cart upright for loading.

Quick pin – removable handle and wheels for compact storage.

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80046100 HOBIE DOLLY, TI TUFF-TIRE $375.00 List (USA 10-2011)


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80046200 HOBIE DOLLY, TI BEACH-TIRE $499.00 List (USA 10-2011)

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