When I started to look at the pictures I could not figure out why you were buying so many bikes, then I looked closer.
Great news that the first outing went to well...I am a firm believer start slow and build up to epic adventures.
I also like the color; the only color to get. Do you have a picture of the stabilizers on your Oasis? I would like to get either the side kicks or the Spring Creek stabiliers but would like them to mount behind the front seat and still have room for the sail I bought yesterday... Again, congrats! Can't wait to see future pictures and videos!
Yeah, I wanted to be easily spotted on water. I have brackets mounted behind the front seat and the back seat so I can move the stabilizers where I want. I don't have a picture, but here is a vid link that pretty well shows the stabilizers and the two sets of mounts on the kayak. I made sure when I mounted mine that there was room for a sail as well, so that isn't a problem. Also, in the vid, I like the seat back he rigged (saw the original vid by the person who came up with it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCsbAtbA2AQ
) and will make that for mine, and paint the frame black.
Here is the stabilizer vid link: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=spr ... ORM=NVPFVR
These stabilizers are great, you can adjust the length you want them out from the boat and the pontoons are long and sleek and stable. I've never sailed but may give it a whirl, let me know how she does....can always use the extra ummmph.
Bob in Mississippi
Thank you Bob... So your wife does not hit the Spring Creek bar with the back of her seat and there is room for the sail? The video link from the gentleman in HI looks like he goes solo on his Oasis and I did not see a sail...
If you ever get a chance to take a picture and post I am sure others would like to see it as well.
Those were my only two requirements as I do not think the mounting bar for the Hobie Sidekicks will span the hull behind the front seat on the Oasis successfully...at least I can find no evidence it will. My dealer did not know. Sound like what I need!
I am Also constructing a sail furler out of the standard 1.5" PVC; will have to see if there is room for that as well.