The wind was good today so I headed out with my wife to try out my new tramps. I normally use a seat in the back of my AI for my wife (sitting back to back) but today she was on a Tramp next to me the whole time and loved it. The AI rode much nicer too because the weight was more distributed to the middle. When she was on the windward side performance was enhanced because the ama didn't drag in the water as much. It was great and more enjoyable when you can see each other. It really added to the Adventure island experience.
A few times I crawled out onto the other tramp and I could see the advantage of a rudder extension tiller. These tramps are well engineered just like the adventure island itself. Thanks Hobie. Your company has some talented and creative people.
Nice post FR and all of a sudden the tramps turn AIs into two person boats...Great.
One question though. There is discussion above of reducing the width of the tramps and I was wondering if your experience with your wife on board would have been just a good if say the tramps were only half as wide as supplied?....Pirate