Merry Christmas to Bob and all the other Island fans out there.
As regards washing and storing, I store my TI on its Hobie cradles on the trailer, and at the ramp after use, I take the time to thoroughly wash everything down in fresh water (including the towcar!), paying particular attention to any hollow galvanised steel tubing on the trailer.
I use this time for relaxation, and an opportunity to sing the praises of Hobie in general and Islands in particular, to the passing holiday makers who are fascinated with this unusual creature (two buyers so far
). Everything then gets dried out on the short drive home, and the trailer then rolled into the garage after all bungees are removed from tension, and any inhull water tipped out (and 7Ah battery put on charge if necessary).