First, thanks to all the contributors here for the help and experiences that you have shared. My buying decision and first sails have been all the more pleasant because of this forum.
I have had the AI out 6 times so far on 2 different bodies of water here in Nevada, Pyramid Lake and a small mountain reservoir called Antelope lake. both adventures have produced great fishing, light winds and plenty of learning. I am not sure how much wind the AI can take without tipping but the most wind I had was about 15 miles per hour and even that it seemed like the full sail was heavily loaded and one ama was 8-10 inches out of the water. I guess I will get used to it and more confident.
Here is my AI on Antelope lake and the first bass of the evening:
One of my first priorities was trying to figure out how to store the boats. I had an Outback, that my wife now uses when we pedel together, and the AI addition meant a new storage solution was needed. So here is my first contribution!
I took a set of bench legs from Grainger and proceeded to build a rolling storage platform that would hold both yaks and all of the peripherals. This solution allows me to roll them out to the truck for loading or simply get them out of the garage/shop when I need the work space. Everything is in one place and it makes for a compact and safe storage solution. The legs can be ordered from Grainger http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5W682
for about $90 and I spent another $100 on wood, hooks, bungees and bolts to complete the project.
Here is a side shot of the wooden rack bolted to the top of the Grainger workbench legs. I lag screwed most everything but I might drill and bolt if I did it again. I added 4" locking caster to the bottom of the legs to make it mobile
Here is a shot of the the OB and AI loaded on the wood supports. The AI's braces fit nicely within the legs and the OB gets lashed to the top brace to prevent it sliding off. I need to add carpet to the rails to cushion the interface. The AI sail simply rest on the AI hull.
On the back of the rack I added some screw hooks so I could hang the amas. A nylon rope and clips on each end attach to the amas and through the handle to hang each well supported. It makes a nice location to dry out vests, seats and of course the dogs life preserver and lifting harness.
On the front I can bungee my Yakima roof bars and on the bottom shelf all of the various yak products and supplies are nicely stored. The holes already drilled in the metal leg set allows plenty of places to hook bungees for hanging wheels and other stuff.
Finally, the real reason for the project, everything nicely stuffed into the garage with plenty of room left for parking and easily moved for projects and loading up.
Hope that gives you guys some ideas, if you need a parts list or more details on construction, I am happy to help and pay forward for the great posts that I have trolled the past few months.