Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri May 22, 2015 10:57 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:37 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:59 am
Posts: 20
That's a good point about the utility of the AI. If I didn't have a venerable Scupper Pro I might have kept that extra AI.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:19 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:16 pm
Posts: 10
Salty Dawg wrote:
Keep the AI, there will come a time when you want to go sailing with her but you won't want to hear every thought that comes into her head and out of her mouth and that will be the perfect time to put her onto it. :D



Words of Wisdom !

_________________
Rj
Hill Country Texas
Near Canyon Lake


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Trailer for TI.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:24 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:07 pm
Posts: 405
Location: CLEARWATER, MN
Here in MN, you can usually get away with hanging a red flag if your trailer load extends farther out than 3 feet. However, I trailer quite a bit at night and didn't want some one to tailgate me at night thinking that the TI only extended out to the rear trailer lights. So I replaced the front trailer tongue tube with a longer section, moved the front hull roller forward, and adjusted the TI cradle positions and added rear rollers. That way the rear of the TI extends only 6 inches behind the lights and the front and rear of the hull have some support. I adjusted the rollers to just touch the bottom of the hull. Several Forum members had mentioned that the TI hull wanted to slowly sag on the ends during the summer if it sat only supported by the cradles. The rollers prevent any end sag but don't exert upward pressure on the hull.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Trailer for TI.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:56 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:38 pm
Posts: 16
Location: San Antonio, TX
TIDALWAVE wrote:
Here in MN, you can usually get away with hanging a red flag if your trailer load extends farther out than 3 feet. However, I trailer quite a bit at night and didn't want some one to tailgate me at night thinking that the TI only extended out to the rear trailer lights. So I replaced the front trailer tongue tube with a longer section, moved the front hull roller forward, and adjusted the TI cradle positions and added rear rollers. That way the rear of the TI extends only 6 inches behind the lights and the front and rear of the hull have some support. I adjusted the rollers to just touch the bottom of the hull. Several Forum members had mentioned that the TI hull wanted to slowly sag on the ends during the summer if it sat only supported by the cradles. The rollers prevent any end sag but don't exert upward pressure on the hull.


Hobie assured me my that my new 2014 TI would be fine on the cradles on the Trailex SUT-350-AIT, but I'm interested in other users experiences - specially since mine will be stored in my garage in the Texas summer heat. I would prefer to leave it on the trailer, so am thinking that maybe a post/stand under the stern would be a good idea.

Alternatively, I like the idea of your trailer mod - can you post pics?

_________________
2012 Hobie Kona
2014 Hobie Tandem Island


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users 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