Just got done taking the AI with me to Catalina on the sailboat. Everything went great it was no problem to carry the boat over or rig it while tied to the dinghy. One concern I had was, with the amas and akas removed the aka support sticks out enough to scratch up the sailboat. Has any of you bright hobie people developed a pad witch can be slipped over these.
I have Mike using the same insulation material used for the Pirate Pillows. I did this to reduce the risk of injury to me when using the kyak as a diving and swimming platform. I just glued off one end of each of the two I made to fit over the ends of the braces like a glove and a shock cord holds the set of two on. I only need the front set protected but you would need to make up two sets. I will take a picture and post it here if you like. These would protect your boat from any damage...Pirate