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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:43 pm 
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Can someone tell me the length and weight of the each amas on the AI?

I did tried researching, but couldn't find it anywhere. I assume the amas are different in size on the AI than the TI. I own an TI and was also considering an AI but wanted some more specs on the AI. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Tiny.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:10 pm 
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8 feet long (vs 13 feet 4 inches for the TI)
The AI ama are slightly smaller diameter too
Feels about half the weight each, but I don't have actual weights.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:58 pm 
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kayakman7 wrote:
Tiny.
TOO TINY. :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:10 pm 
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Thanks KayakingBob. The length is more important anyways and thanks for giving me that. Maybe it's too tiny, but I wonder how many people ever flipped one?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:30 pm 
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hullman wrote:
Maybe it's too tiny, but I wonder how many people ever flipped one?

No one, except in surf or when using tramps in high winds and the size of the amas wouldn't have made much difference in either of those situations.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:15 pm 
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After +5 years of sails, I finally flipped one, but it was on a launch and only because of breaking a rudder pin and rolling it in the surf. I had it flipped back in seconds and paddled out of the surf zone to replaced the pin and continue my sail. It was great fun (after it was all over)!

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:06 pm 
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We're just kiddin, Hullman. They are not bad. Just "too tiny" for some, as in limited floatation and stability.

For a little fun, and a better idea of what I mean, check out the "batboat".

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=33992&start=0&hilit=hapa

Rarely happens, but anyone can flip these boats in a flash, if they break an Aka brace, or forget to connect one. :oops: You'll acheive better street cred if you roll one in the surf though,.. right Bob? :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:53 pm 
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I just contacted Hobie, they said
"7ft long x 6 x 8 (hard to measure this exact as they have rocker in them) 15lbs each "
--Jacques Bernier

I'm trying to get some shipped to me from ebay seller...the above dimensions will fit into the UPS/FedEx calculation tool, but the seller is now stating they are too big for UPS. hmm, the seller may be SOL. :wink:

Last time I checked, those planes and brown trucks are > 7' long....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:02 pm 
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108 inches was the previous maximum length. Unless they've changed that, you should be okay.


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