I've been reading forums for almost a month now, and finally got myself to register and write a post.
My partner and I have been looking at getting a Hobie tandem kayak, and we are pretty much settled on the Oasis for it's smoother hull shape as compared to the Outfitter. (So that she doesn't get too wet in the front
The kayak will be used for both leisure rides and fishing both solo and tandem.
However, I've still got a few questions that I need to clear my mind with before the final decision is made:
If I am to store the Oasis upside down, which part of the surface should I be laying the kayak on? Should it be around where the seats are just after the rudder control for both forward and aft? Or should it be just after the bow hatch + near the back seat area? Or should it be elsewhere?
Also I will most likely have to store it on sawhorses temperarily before having some sort of hoister system in place. What sort of padding is recommended to put on the sawhorses?
2) Anchor Trolley Kit:
The locations for the 2 paddle holders for Oasis is not parallel like the Outfitter. For Oasis the back paddle is on the right, and front paddle is on the left.
I am thinking if I am to go solo I will most likely be using the back seat (please correct me if I should be in the front instead
). Would the paddle be in the way if I am to have the anchor trolley kit installed on the right side of the kayak? Or would I be better off having it installed on the left side? I am right handed.
I noticed quite a few people managed to install GearTrac on their Revolutions near the mirage drive, would it be possible to do the same for Oasis?
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks very much in advance