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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Here's a link from the Hobie FAQ about how to post. See if it helps. 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:27 am 
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Aledal,
I use Imageshack. Here's a step by step guide:
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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Thanks a lot guys-I`ll give it my best shot(but I`ve got a bad feeling) :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:37 pm 
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By atticdoorways, shot with FinePix S1000fd at 2009-06-11

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:17 pm 
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By atticdoorways, shot with FinePix S1000fd at 2009-06-11

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Alright stringy!!! :D (next stop? rocket science!) Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:23 pm 
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Well guys -it took me an hour to get those little bastards up there. Im quitting while Im behind. Before I jump out my friggin window!$%$%^%$^ :twisted:

Thanks stringy and RR...

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:19 am 
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Aledal,
Those little pics aren't little! You need to resize them first or use Imageshacks resize feature.
You don't really need to go any bigger than 800x600.
It looks like your posting the thumbnail link and not the "hotlink for forums1" (pic 5 in my guide)
Don't give up -you're very close! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:45 pm 
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stringy wrote:
Aledal,
Those little pics aren't little! You need to resize them first or use Imageshacks resize feature.
You don't really need to go any bigger than 800x600.
It looks like your posting the thumbnail link and not the "hotlink for forums1" (pic 5 in my guide)
Don't give up -you're very close! :wink:

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By atticdoorways, shot with [url=http://profile.imageshack. Finally got it-told you I was new to PCs LOL :D

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:34 pm 
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Materials cost about $25 at Home Depot. The shock cord cleets and cavities made perfect foundations. Unscrew them and press a 1/2" copper plumbing or aluminum tube into the cleet and cut off what sticks out. It fits snug. Next press a 5/16" coupling nut into the 1/2" tube and it also fits snug! Drill a hole(about 1/2" dia.)through the bottom of the female cavity and screw the cleet back in.
The handles are 18"x3/4" square aluminum hollow rods. I threaded 3-1/2"long(full length thread) x 5/16" carriage bolts through the handles...through a lock washer/nut/larger washer. Then continued through the 5/16" coupling nut...through the hole in the bottom of the cavity...and finally used a large washer w/lock washer and another coupling or wing nut as shown.
The trick is to tighten/tweek it all so that the square part of the carriage bolt bites into the handle. Also... the bolt extending down near the steering handle hardware will need to be shortened so it doesnt interfere. All in all - I`m very happy with the results. It was easy to do & it feels solid/secure while providing a nice grip. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Very nice! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:24 pm 
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In another thread Aledal mentions the nice handles on the ProAngler. I noticed the nice sturdy looking "cool ride seat". Looks like it would provide the missing firm back support for stronger peddling, as well as place you a little higher and dryer.

Is it possible that seat could fit into the AI?

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:28 pm 
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Nice point Bluemark. I`d love to see a rock solid support seat as well. Isnt the A.I. (with Mirage Drive) really an excercise machine? Look at the "Wavewalker hydroped" it has a serious plastic molded seat. And yes yuh bastard-it is recumbent! :)

I really dont want to sit higher though. A low center of gravity would keep us more stable no?

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 Post subject: Re: Balancing Act
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:03 am 
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Aledal wrote:
I really dont want to sit higher though. A low center of gravity would keep us more stable no?


Yes, the lower the CoG, the better, but it looks like the seat padding only adds 1.3 to 2 inches (minus however much your tushie compresses it). The real question is how low can you set it into the AI cockpit? Perhaps a seatback only option would work better.

Surfoos had interesting lightweight alternative he rigged for his boat as described in his bimini thread


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