Reconlon,, I'm interested in hearing your cut on the comment by Pirate about doubling up the tramps and the skirts and flipping. Also,,,I do not keep my tramps against the side of the hull (about an 8inch gap, strapped on the outside of the knuckles) as I like to occassional hang my feet over the side to cool off and or do a fish release from the foot well. I am aware that it IS possible (flip, cuse you guys got some big balls and go out in tuff stuff) but feel my setup provides a nice air relief gap to dump off lift. In addition I was thinking about swapping the skirts to opposite (port skirt for starboard) sides so that the back edge of the skirts are just paralle with the front of the AKAs vice the diamond setup as shown on your web site, to reduce double coverage in that area. But then the skirts would actually be out wider(more lift and or pitchpole plow).
I think Hobie tramps are probably fine for the TI as it's so much heavier especially with the large ama. I don't like that the Hobie tramp material doesn't let much if any wind through. I use a single 1/2 width tramp while fishing on an AI, and it's been fine in all conditions.
I have a set of Hobie AI tramps which I split one side (so far) to make two 1/2 tramps, and feel 1/2 tramps should be fine for the AI.
On my TI, I plan on making my own tramps, I haven't decided 1/2 width or larger. My newest fishing 1/2 tramp is made from shade cloth like my sprayskirts, but with 1" strapping sewn on about every 5-6" horizontal and vertical for strength. My fishing tramp can hold me and gear comfortably.
I haven't used it enough yet, but here's a sneak peek of it:
- - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI