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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Hey all. I recently bought my dream Revolution 11. I kayak on Lake Lanier outside Atlanta. I have used the boat almost daily since I bought it! Love it! I found a sailkit on Craigslist and picked it up for half the price of a new one the other day. I feel I need Outriggers or Amas since I have no sailing experience and I'm not comfortable in my abilities. I am torn between the inflatable Amas Hobie sells, and the CastleCraft stabilizers. I like the reduced cost of the Hobie system but wanted the opinions of the "elders" on here....what say you? Also do you recommend the DIY PVC furler I have read about or should I just splurge and go Hobie furler? Thanks! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:59 am 
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Hobie Furler!
As for stabilizers, the Hobie inflatables work fine, best budget decision.
I had a chance at some financial assistance on the purchase of the SpringCreek stabilizers, so I went with those instead. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:43 pm 
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Noted. Guess the Hobie Furler wins out. What are your thoughts on the Spring Creek? Are they worth the expense?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:00 am 
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I used to run the spring creek stabilizers and did like them if I was going sailing or just going far out. The only negative would be the weight vs the Hobie stabilizers.

Once I installed my furling device, a few Blocks & cam cleat - I found that I didn't really need outriggers unless the wind forecast was greater than 10mph sustained. With that said, my recommendation would be to invest your time in the furling set up (with blocks & cleat)- try it out & then decide on the outriggers.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:11 am 
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Vabeach2,
Thanks for weighing in. Sounds like great info.


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