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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:12 pm 
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We have just bought a TI and would like to know how to right it if we should capsize. Has anyone ever done this? I am 76 and want to be safe but love to go fast. Any advice.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:59 am 
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The owner's manual has the instructions in it here: http://2010.archive.hobiecat.com/suppor ... Manual.pdf

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"
RIGHTING THE BOAT
The trimaran setup of the Tandem Island makes it
extremely stable and nearly impossible to capsize under
most conditions. However, unexpected events do occur,
so it is important to know how to “right” the boat if it
were to turn upside down.
Step 1. Remain calm
and stay with the boat.
Step 2. Because it
is so stable with the
amas in the “out”
position, you will need
to unlock both of the
aka crossbraces to fold
them in. You should
also attach the Bungee
that holds the amas
in to keep them from
floating out.
Step 3. Reach underneath the boat and make sure
the mainsheet is uncleated. It will make it a lot easier
to right the boat if the sail is loose and free from any
mainsheet tension.
Step 4. Climb up on the hull and reach around to grab
the midship carrying handle or one of the aka bars.
Holding onto that grip point, lean back to apply your
weight to turn it back over. It is important not to pull
hard quickly, but to pull with a constant, steady load.
Step 5. As it rolls back up, watch for the boat coming
over your head. Once the Island is upright, roll up
the sail and fold out both amas so you can climb back
into the boat. Hang onto the boat at all times so it
doesn't sail or drift away from you"

The manual for the Single Island actually has more pictures in the same
righting' section - maybe have a look there as well - link: http://2010.archive.hobiecat.com/suppor ... Manual.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:29 am 
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Thank you for the info. That is perfect. We have not received our boat yet so we will carefully read the manual when we get it. Do you recommend tipping it over and righting it for practice before we take it out on the lake? Would this be a good idea? Joker


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Practice is HIGHLY recommended! You don;t want to try it for the first time in a panic.

Reality is, the Tandem Island is very stable. Chances of going over are pretty unlikely, but being ready will make you more confident / comfortable with the boat.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:51 pm 
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Thank you so much, that is a great relief for me. I want to see if I can pull myself up into the boat with a dry suit on. Is there any easier place to enter the boat than another place? I am not strong. We have a Taipan F16 and I cannot pull myself into it, my husband has to pull me in. Thank you again. Joker


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:01 pm 
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The "free board" is minimal, so much easier than a cat to climb aboard. Behind the rear seat is the lowest point (6" or less?), but the akas arms can help you climb up in the middle of the boat.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Great, I will try it when we go out on the Lake in Oct. Thank you so much for all your help. If you have any other tips please send them to me. Is it true that in 15 knots or more not to use the tramps? I have been reading about wind catching under the windward one and putting the other under the water. I do not want to tip over if I can possibly help it. Out Cat scares me for that reason. That is why we are getting the TI. More stability. Joker


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:06 pm 
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I don't think 15 knots is an issue. Maybe in more wind, but it is not a big deal. Especially on the Tandem, where the crew can climb out on the tramps to hold it down.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:29 pm 
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I bought THIS strap to use as a stirrup - it makes it much easier for the Mrs. to get into the boat. I put it from aka to aka hanging out over the ama with tramps and just over the side of the boat before I bought tramps.

Options I choose: 15 foot, plastic single adjust buckle and no stitching. 12 foot probably would be fine. Cost was $8.90 including shipping.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Thank you so much Herb. We ordered it immediately. Great idea. Do you have any other good ideas for the Mrs?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Herbaldew wrote:
I bought THIS strap to use as a stirrup - it makes it much easier for the Mrs. to get into the boat. I put it from aka to aka hanging out over the ama with tramps and just over the side of the boat before I bought tramps.

Options I choose: 15 foot, plastic single adjust buckle and no stitching. 12 foot probably would be fine. Cost was $8.90 including shipping.

Good thinking Herb :wink:
Might look into it myself :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:08 pm 
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I'm suprised that people with video cameras and TI's haven't been jumping at the oportunity to 'be the first' to show how to right one. If only I had a TI :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:23 am 
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Slaughter you can always come sail with us on Lake Heron in New Mexico. Lake in the middle of no where, beautiful. We with cats all camp right on the waterfront, it is great. 5 dollars a night. I do not take life too seriously that is why I sail.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:54 am 
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Slaughter,
You know you don't need to travel that far to test a TI though it's a tempting offer for sure! :wink: Any time you want to 'crew' the TI for the capsize demo just let me know.
Personally, in 3 years of sailing AI's and now a TI I haven't come close to capsizing so I don't consider it a priority. (I have read the details in the manual on how to do it though -just in case)
You know if you really want a TI it's not that hard to get- just part with some of that hard earned you've got! Easy :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:00 am 
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We already did and we are waiting to receive it. We are so excited. Ours is red. I wish we could get an all red sail and then we would look like the Flying Dutchman. Cool


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