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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:52 pm 
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Don't know whether this has been covered before, but a quick and easy way to convert the AI to a workable 2 seater is to simply fit an Ocean Kayak comfort plus, strap in seat into the rear stowage area facing backwards. I fixed it in using the crossbar to locate the straps on the back of the seat and clipped the side straps into the standard tie down rings fitted in the rear. Took a friend out this afternoon when the wind had dropped off to look at the seal colony, it worked a treat and I think although it sits lower in the water at the rear, it travels better in a straight line and with the bow raised a little, deals with waves better. My friend sat in the back with her feet flat on the rear deck and with her head not far behind mine, didn't really have any problems with the main sheet, as long as I warned her before tacking.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:38 am 
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Way to go rok... never thought of that! Facing backwards isnt the greatest- but you are right about the position aiding in overall performance /balance etc. I`d take that over riding on the tramps for sure. :idea:

Nissan Motors has a ritual. If an engineer comes up with a new idea that is used-they soak him down with water and he has to work the whole day wet! Consider yourself soaked dude :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:06 am 
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I am still wet from sailing the AI yesterday! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:00 am 
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That's where my daughters sit when they come out with me.

If I take them both the 9 y/o goes in the back and the 5y/o can sit in front of me - then I make her do the pedalling :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:46 am 
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geocacher wrote:
That's where my daughters sit when they come out with me.

If I take them both the 9 y/o goes in the back and the 5y/o can sit in front of me - then I make her do the pedalling :)

Dave


You gotta get the trampolines then. Now I can take my 11, 5 and 4 year olds no problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:58 am 
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Isnt it a 350lb weight restriction?
Damn you guys are brave.

Dont mind me -Im watching "Jaws"
got it at Wal Mart for 5 bucks :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:41 am 
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I don't think we were much over the weight limit, if at all:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euSPdE6K_M

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:45 am 
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Excellent! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:21 pm 
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You`re little girls could be transformed into shark meat pal.
Sorry-I just got done watching Jaws.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:28 pm 
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Aledal wrote:
You`re little girls could be transformed into shark meat pal.
Sorry-I just got done watching Jaws.


Maybe Blue Gill meat on this little Wisconsin Lake:)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:42 pm 
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Lakes? So you are safe on lakes?
"Nessie" will swallow you whole...

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jzk wrote:
Maybe Blue Gill meat on this little Wisconsin Lake:)

That wouldn't be Placid Lake, would it? :shock:

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rokraider wrote:
Don't know whether this has been covered before, but a quick and easy way to convert the AI to a workable 2 seater is to simply fit an Ocean Kayak comfort plus, strap in seat into the rear stowage area facing backwards. I fixed it in using the crossbar to locate the straps on the back of the seat and clipped the side straps into the standard tie down rings fitted in the rear. Took a friend out this afternoon when the wind had dropped off to look at the seal colony, it worked a treat and I think although it sits lower in the water at the rear, it travels better in a straight line and with the bow raised a little, deals with waves better. My friend sat in the back with her feet flat on the rear deck and with her head not far behind mine, didn't really have any problems with the main sheet, as long as I warned her before tacking.

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Hi Rokraider
- Great setup! I'm going to do it also. Thanks.
- Now with tramps, AI becomes a 4 person boat.
----- Al K


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:50 am 
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Al Kube wrote:
rokraider wrote:
Don't know whether this has been covered before, but a quick and easy way to convert the AI to a workable 2 seater is to simply fit an Ocean Kayak comfort plus, strap in seat into the rear stowage area facing backwards. I fixed it in using the crossbar to locate the straps on the back of the seat and clipped the side straps into the standard tie down rings fitted in the rear. Took a friend out this afternoon when the wind had dropped off to look at the seal colony, it worked a treat and I think although it sits lower in the water at the rear, it travels better in a straight line and with the bow raised a little, deals with waves better. My friend sat in the back with her feet flat on the rear deck and with her head not far behind mine, didn't really have any problems with the main sheet, as long as I warned her before tacking.

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Hi Rokraider
- Great setup! I'm going to do it also. Thanks.
- Now with tramps, AI becomes a 4 person boat.
----- Al K

I`ve fit a seat backwards but never thought about it until roks post -luckily my girlfriend weighs 110!

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