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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:54 pm 
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Last weekend I took the TI out and had to launch from a boat ramp. The wind and tide were up and the TI was getting moved all around knocking into the boat dock. Coming back in, I ran into the same issue with being blown into the docks at the boat ramp.
I am wondering what others do to protect the TI during a similar situation? Does anyone use boat fenders and if so, how do you use them and tie them on the TI? Other recommendations to protect the boat?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:38 pm 
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This one in the picture works great for me. I lower it at the ramp and move it higher when sailing. Picture shows when it's in sailing mode. Inside noodle is a rubber hose so the line can't cut the noodle. I will have to replace the noodle once it's totally beat up. i have not tried fenders but heard from someone how much he hates it. Used this setup twice already and no complain.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:48 pm 
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Thanks Nap!. Seems like a low cost solution!

If you have them down during launch, how do you move them back into the sailing position shown in the photo?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:22 am 
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Tie it around the AMA with tension so it stayed in it's position while hitting the ramp. Because of the noodles you will still have room to rotate it back up. Try it and make adjustments (location and noodle length) while you're on the ramp. Another one in the middle might add more protection. Others might not want this as it may cause drag when their AMA is completely buried. Never had that experience and no intention to be in that situation as well so I'm good with this solution for now.

And with the tramp, I can easily raise it up or down if I need to or if I forget to raise it up at the ramp before sailing. Without Tramp, you have to fold the AMA of course.


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