What an eagle eye! Hobie replaced the drum and crank arm under warranty and the drive has been running like a clock lately.
Actually the AI gets virtually all of my sailing
time these days and the majority of the morning pedaling as well. This was about the second time the old Adventure
(with sail) has been out in the last two months. It was just luck that someone came along that was willing to take some pictures of the ride
-- they are much better than the typical cockpit view! This also shows how easy it is to bring the sail along in case some wind comes along later.
I posted a few pics of the first AI sail here: http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... 127330be1c
I've been just tooling around the lake. As you can see, not much going on at Hodges.
The AI (fully rigged) does wake
rides too, naturally. This recent one got up to 9.7 MPH; the sail adds a nice kick. Sorry about the knees, but sailing
, steering and trying to stay on the wake
while photographing is a bit taxing for my limited abilities. To make matters worse, the little speedo ball is hiding behind the red cap, so for all you can tell, the boat's just sitting there!
Here's a wake
from this morning getting up to 9.1 MPH. But, no wind, no sail -- just the AI - Adventure