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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:47 am 
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Thanks for the tips Revo! Where can I purchase one of those domed glides? Is that a Hobie part? Thanks again. jim

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Revo_1756 wrote:
I know this is a repeat for some but for the newbies they are helpful tips.

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The newbies Thank You.... :D

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:43 am 
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Salty. wrote:
Thanks for the tips Revo! Where can I purchase one of those domed glides? Is that a Hobie part? Thanks again. jim

They are not a Hobie part.
This is where I bought mine.
http://www.djpatio.com/leglides.htm

Check your local patio furniture sales/repair shops. They may have them.
I used this website because I could buy a small quantity. I bought only 2.
Scroll to 7/8" domed glides.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:06 am 
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Thanks Revo! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:19 pm 
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Great suggestions Revo. If a dome cap can't be located easily, you can use a stainless round, pan or button head screw:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:49 pm 
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Roadrunner,

Quicker, easier and cheaper.

great idea.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:17 pm 
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I recently mounted the furling kit to my brand new but superceded '14 Adventure.
Thanks for the info in this post as it helped a lot with my install.
There is a lot to like about Hobie's furler. It is simple to fit and use. I really like the continuous loop and that it all fits on one side and is out of the way.
However I had trouble with the furler slipping and letting out the sail in strong winds. That's a huge negative. So I swapped the original furling line for a smaller 4mm line which allows an extra loop to go all the way around the furler. This, coupled with a CL213 Clamcleat, holds the sail securely in any wind.
With this install I've tried to use existing hole mounts where possible. The superceded Adventure has lots of them! I only had to add a few holes for the mainsheet padeyes and clamcleats.
I've included pics of the mainsheet routing as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:21 am 
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Stringy, very clean installation! It looks like the furler and mainsheet routing along the sides are both in the paddle grooves -- if so, where do you mount your paddle?

One of the features that was lost on the 2015 models is the dual paddle grooves. This allows the paddle to be carried on the port side and the sail to be stowed while underway on the starboard without interference with the rudder handle.

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Great choice on your new '14 model Adventure! I imagine you struck an excellent bargain!! What do you have mounted on your center hatch? 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:50 pm 
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Thanks Roadrunner. It was about $1200AUD cheaper than the '15 model. What I really like is that it is about 8kg's lighter than my AI hull!
I removed the paddle for the pics, but it does fit either side without touching the lines. I usually carry it on the port side and have the mast on the starboard side. I have added some pipe insulation foam to the paddle to stop the splashing from the water funnelling handles. This, together with the anti splash rings and the feathered blades means the paddle has never sat flush with the molded indents. There is enough room for the lines to work. The disc on the hatch lid is for my GPS mounted in a cheap ebay waterproof motorbike phone mount.

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I have made up some anti splash pipes as well to stop the water funnelling. They are cheap and lightweight and I just swap them around depending on the direction of the chop. Makes for a much drier ride.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 3:33 am 
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Hello everyone,

Thanks to all the useful information posted here I have had a relatively trouble free furler instillation, many thanks to all who shared their experience, Revo 13 BTY.

My question relates to the retainer, eye post that comes with the furler kit. There is already one fitted on the kayak, I presume to attach the sail bungee cord if a furler is not fitted? At the moment I am using this existing eye post for the sail down haul (retainer)

The furler instructions say to fit the supplied eye post 7" to the right and inline with the mast base for the down haul. Is this additional eye post required? is the positioning of the supplied eye post important I.e to one side of the mast?

Many thanks

Richard
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