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 Post subject: Sailing the Tandem Kayak
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:42 am 
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Thanks for the posting on rigging ideas.

My main concern is tenderness of the craft. I live on a lake with fluky winds, gusts,-- all around not an ideal sailing lake, but it's home.
Has anyone, including the Hobie Corp. come up with a suitable outrigger similar to the EasyRider kayaks system out of Seattle, WA?
I find the tandem with sail to be very tender and hard to get back into when knocked over. Maybe I'm too old for this much fun.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:43 pm 
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Location: GA
Outrigger options:
Depending on how crafty you are.
http://www.fyneboatkits.com/trolleyed/6/45/

This guy will sail anything
http://www.sailboatstogo.com/index.php

A couple of tandum sailing configurations with oth SIK and SOT
http://www.kayaksite.com/sails.html

KFS sells an outrigger kit. The site also provides some pics of Outbacks fitted with the kit.
http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com

Responce from Hobie on the Outback, when I requested similar information:
Glad you like your Outbacks.

It is something that we have been thinking about, but we do not have any
definite plans at the moment to put an out rigger on the Outback.

Best regards;


Greg Ketterman
VP Engineering - Hobie Cat Co.
4925 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92056
Gketterman@hobieco.com
www.HobieCat.com
(760) 758-9100 x203
fax (760) 639-0684
Skype name: GKetterman




Hope this helps. J


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:30 pm 
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Hey Jim,
Don't know if you saw my earlier post on installing outriggers on the Outback. No reason they would not work on a tandem. Something to consider...

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=1548

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