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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:24 am 
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I have an older Hobie Revolution 13 and want to install a Sidekick Ama kit.
Problem is that the twist and stow rudder lever on the older style Hobies sits right about where I need to install the cross bar.
If I move the bar further towards the rudder then it will interfere with the live bait well or when I need to carry the kayak cart.
Is there anyone who has solved this problem?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:59 am 
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Why not mount behind the baitwell?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:25 am 
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This is where I mounted my sidekick bar. Yes it will interfere with a bait well unless you use one other than a Hobie brand bait well. There are many available and even home made from a cooler. You can see the cart is not an issue. The sidekick bar is just in front of the scupper holes. I carry the cart upside down in the scupper holes and pass the bungee through the frame to keep it in the kayak in case of a capsize.
The biggest problem is attachment. You cannot reach this area to install through bolts. I used the well nuts but change from the small ones they give you with the sidekicks (they have a bad record of popping out) to using 1-1/2" long well nuts. I have never had them pop out.

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