Sounds like a good fix but my problem is I find it much easier to use the forward scuppers especially when getting the TI off the car. I simply have the nose of it on the ground on a camp mat and while the rear is still on the car I am able to plug in the cart using the locking pin. The rear scupper holes are to far back and I am unable to get the cart in at this point.
I to have had a hull replaced because of the cracking around the top of the scupper tubes, what has me a little worried is Matt saying the new dolly cart is
Hobie's recommended way to transport the TI.
Lets face it, it is much easier to handle the TI using the forward scupper tubes and the H/D cart, if you use the rear scuppers you either need a swivel wheel which I have made or you be prepared to strain your back. I think Hobie need to reinforce the center section of the hull to enable us to use it as intended.
I am sure they could make a slip in cradel section to fit the scupper carts to distribute the weight and intend it for transportation (short term use) from vehicle to launch.
Still working on something out of wood
Seriously I think Hobie really needs to fix this, I have no doubt they will honour another warrenty if it were to fail again, I don't think anyone would question that, Hobie truely has the best product and customer care I have ever come accross.
I am so excited by my TI because of alot of things one being the ease at which I can use it and then the ease of maintainence and caring for the boat. I used to ride trail bikes, they are polluting money pits and would never go back. But this hull cracking problem is not a one off, the size of the TI makes it suseptable to failing this way. I think it need to be addressed, these are not cheap chinese rip offs.