Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:58 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:09 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:52 am
Posts: 142
Picked on up in Austin today.

Drove up there 2 hours, got the boat, drove back 2 hours.. put it together one time in the yard to learn how to do it, then hauled ass to the lake and got an hour in before the dark ran me off.

Setting up the AI for the first time was really easy. But I need some suggestions on a few things..

1: where on the boat do you put the dagger board when you are not using it?

2: Any tips on managing the halyard and the roll/reef line? I notice I cannot easily cleat off the roll/reef line when using the mirage drive, my big ass feet are in the way.

3: The boat came with 2 mysterious cap/knob looking things in the small parts bag, they are not mentioned on the parts list and there is no refrence to them, I cannot figure out what they are for.

4: is there a knob, or some sort of attachment that screws into the rudder control? I notice there is threaded hole there for something.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:39 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:09 pm
Posts: 165
Location: Sayville, NY
Congrats on your AI, I purchased mine a couple of months ago and am having a lot of fun with it. I'll offer my $.02, but there's a lot more experienced folks out there who may be more helpful!

1. I keep the daggerboard behind me when not in use, always leashed, when used or not.
2.The main sheet line I keep tended in my right hand, furling line to left, I relocated the furling cam cleat to the left side of aka bar to make lines easier, imo, to manage. The spare furling line I just cleat off in the up rudder cleat so it's out of way.
3. The 'cap looking things' are the scupper plugs. Never saw a need for them!
4. An optional knob can be screwed in there. I made my own, others have attached a tiller extension into it.

A lot of great advice, ideas and mods here. I'm learning something new all the time!

_________________
Bob
Proud member Kayak Fishing Association of New York
Supporting member NEKF, Supporting member Team Jinx
KW's KFA Team 3


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:00 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 5:06 am
Posts: 1553
Location: Lake Macquarie NSW AUSTRALIA
Hi wingnut. Congrats on your purchase. I knocked up this youtube ages ago in my concerted effort to get less congested in the cockpit with all the gear we need. This may help explain where I keep my Daggerboard. Note that this was on a 2007 model prior to the new side handles and tramps.


_________________
Image

Don't take life too seriously................it ain't permanent.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:19 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:52 am
Posts: 142
Great stuff, that is exactly what I was looking for, very ingenious idea there with the lines.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:45 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2226
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Congrats on your new boat!

Here's a picture of my daggerboard holder.
Image

and a picture of the permanent loop in my sheetline with the reefing line tied to it.
Image

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:57 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:52 am
Posts: 142
Interesting the idea of tieing the lines together to form a big loop, think I will try that today.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: submdi and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group