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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:34 pm 
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I settled on a slight modification of Jim_L's setup. I have a 10 metre (30ft) line tied to the front crossbrace, then running through a shackle at the bow, then running back and coiled under the front hatch bungee. If I just deploy it, it will function as a normal bowline, but if I need it for some other purpose, I can just pull it back out of the shackle without needing to cut it.

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Looks good Chris! 8)
I will have to get round to doing something similar. I like the small mesh bag that Kayaking Bob uses. With your line stuffed into the bag and then under the hatch bungee you could easily open the hatch and not get the line tangled. :)


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I haven't had a reason to use the front hatch yet Stringy. I guess it would be handy for camping :?

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Old Pirate's simple set-up running down one side front to back is obviously no match for the more complex set-ups Bob and now Chris has. Keep in mind Chris that a tangled rope is as useless in an emergency situation as one you can't get to. Bob has solved that by ensuring the rope is in bags which he probably carries further aft than you do. I think you should do something similar if you are going to carry a fair length of rope like your photo shows....Pirate


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Old Pirate's simple set-up running down one side front to back is obviously no match for the more complex set-ups Bob and now Chris has. Keep in mind Chris that a tangled rope is as useless in an emergency situation as one you can't get to. Bob has solved that by ensuring the rope is in bags which he probably carries further aft than you do. I think you should do something similar if you are going to carry a fair length of rope like your photo shows....Pirate


I would like to hope that I have coiled the rope properly Pirate and that it shouldn't get tangled. I have had a few dry runs and it deploys cleanly. Chris (JacksonHoleWyoming) and Jim_L seem to have been using long ropes coiled on the front hatch without problems.

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People are talking about bow ropes being used in emergencies, but more often here in S FL, we would use a bow rope to tie off a boat to a tree or buried anchor so a tide does not wash it away--a very embarrassing and inconvenient event. For this purpose, a 50-100' rope is common.

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Chekika wrote:
People are talking about bow ropes being used in emergencies, but more often here in S FL, we would use a bow rope to tie off a boat to a tree or buried anchor so a tide does not wash it away--a very embarrassing and inconvenient event. For this purpose, a 50-100' rope is common.

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Isn't that why we carry the wheels for Keith? When Mickey and I went adventuring this last weekend, we carried the trolley which we used when we got out for a bit of walking around during the excursion. Then you can drag it up just as high as you your minimum comfort zone... Anyway I am just now off on a bit of a trip so won't be bothering you all for a couple of weeks. Great Adventure Islanding my forum brothers....Pirate :wink:


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Who can carry big clunky wheels? Not everyone has wheels--just some of the high wheelers.

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Wheels!

Mine normally live disassembled in the front hatch while on the water, unless I'm not expecting much for waves like fishing in the picture below.

The straps (red), besides lashing the wheels to the aka brace, are used to keep the wheels on the hull when loading, transporting, unloading and rolling to the water. I use the old rubber wheels mostly, but have another cart for loose sand, or when using both AI's.

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Bob, when someone sees you coming they must think of the movie "Waterworld."

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What are you keeping in the rear cargo bay Bob? The cart seems to sit so neatly behind the seat, upside down in the scuppers. I know Keith has his chiller filling the bay.

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Aaaah, this from the guy with a 3' cooler stacked with stuff above his head and flying saucer trim! :lol: :lol:

I have a ways to go to catch up with you Keith.

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(Actually, my rigged AI does look like the WaterWorld boat!)

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Chris, in the back, depending on the trip, I carry:

A spare Mirage Drive
A spare single paddle
Camel-back with water
A throw-rope bag
A mesh bag with my barber-hauler, sea anchor, binoculars and drive plug.
An extra mesh bag for stowing floating trash
My water shoes, leashed (I sail barefooted)

When fishing, I also carry a cooler with ice, bait and 3 fishing rods.
Other fishing stuff goes on the side fishing hammock

Inside the center hatch I carry:
Lunch!
Hot chocolate, if it's cold out (under 80)
Extra cloths, jacket, gloves
All emergency gear not on my person
First-aid supplies and ods and ends


And Keith, I just found a source for some trampoline material, so maybe I will have room in the future for the odd potted tomato plant like Kevin Costner!

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Oh :shock:

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Geez--Bob, that is some setup. I know there has been talk about coming out with a tandem AI, but I think you need to seriously talk to Hobie about coming out with a larger, solo AI to accomodate your WaterWorld-like accessories.

That is an impressive setup, Bob.

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