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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:12 pm 
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After my first trip on the A.I i wasnt too impressed with it nose diving abilities in surf. I search yak shops for a nose cone and lucky me i found one for 65 bucks. It has no labels or markings on it, it was just sitting on the floor in a dusty state. It wasnt built for a hobie but id backfilled any spaces with expanding foam. It hasnt fallen off yet!
http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=35751


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:18 am 
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Does this keep the boat's bow above the water, or is there a danger that once it too is submerged the boat is in trouble?

What exactly is this device sold for originally -- surf boats? kayaks? (I've never seen anything like this for a sea kayak)?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:54 am 
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They are designed for sea kayaks that need to go through the surf, think its a really good idea after taking my AI into some decent swell and having the nose get stuck under the water. The angle of the nose cone is like a wing that as long as the yak is moving forward it will resurface.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:57 am 
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matcoburn wrote:
After my first trip on the A.I i wasnt too impressed with it nose diving abilities in surf. I search yak shops for a nose cone and lucky me i found one for 65 bucks. It has no labels or markings on it, it was just sitting on the floor in a dusty state. It wasnt built for a hobie but id backfilled any spaces with expanding foam. It hasnt fallen off yet!
http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=35751


how did ya attach it?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:24 am 
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ChaosDave wrote:
They are designed for sea kayaks that need to go through the surf, think its a really good idea after taking my AI into some decent swell and having the nose get stuck under the water. The angle of the nose cone is like a wing that as long as the yak is moving forward it will resurface.


I can't find any reference to such a device using google searches for "kayak" and "nose cone". Is there some other language that people might use in describing this?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:52 am 
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A pair of hydraplanes on the front would look cool! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:24 am 
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They are often called wave deflectors.

http://www.spiritpaddle.com.au/content.asp?cId=3&pId=34

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:25 am 
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This would really be an awesome hobie accessory, hope they consider making one!

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