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 Post subject: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:55 pm 
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I've been looking around and thinking about creating a seat variation and noticed the moulded scoop on the starboard side - behind the seat area of my AI and wondered if it had a purpose and where it evolved from.

As the area at the rear of the seat is lower than the gunwhales I was thinking about building up this area and attaching some padding as a back rest. I'm comitted to sitting as low as possible in the boat and using the moulded shape with a little padding to create a snug cockpit. I think my seating can be improved a little. Getting a wet bum doesn't faze me as it's part of sailing.

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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:42 am 
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davew wrote:
... the moulded scoop on the starboard side - behind the seat area of my AI...


I agree with tonystott, I think the reason that you aren't getting any responses is because we're not sure what you're talking about.

Looking at this image from Hobie's website, I can't see what you're trying to point out.

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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:34 pm 
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I'm photo intollerant so that's not happening - I'm refering to the area opposite the drink holder, same position on the starboard side.


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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:41 pm 
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This area?

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I haven't got my AI anymore, so maybe someone with an AI has a clearer view or a better idea. Hope the image helps.

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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:20 pm 
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That scooped out area is gone from the new model hulls Dave, so a lot of people won't know what you're referring to.

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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:26 am 
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Oh that! That was the cigar holder on my old hull.Image

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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:08 pm 
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davew wrote:
I've been looking around and thinking about creating a seat variation and noticed the moulded scoop on the starboard side - behind the seat area of my AI and wondered if it had a purpose and where it evolved from.
Now that we know where it is, to answer your question, that's where the original rudder up/down lever was located in the first couple of years of the AI, before the up/down pulls were added.

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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Thanks Bob - so it was a combo rudder/cigar scoop.


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 Post subject: Re: AI Moulded scoop
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:07 pm 
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It has since been replaced with the new Twist/Lock cigar holders. Now they don't fall out even in the roughest seas.


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