Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:10 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:56 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:56 am
Posts: 57
Hi, Trying to get the initial list together for a TI purchase. Would love to know what anyone got immediately that didn't come with the boat & trailer as packaged? And if you went with the trailex with the 3rd crossbar and it was great, or really not needed? Rudder, fin options? And a cover question: Will a boat tarp wrapped around the boat on the trailer do just fine, or is the made-for-it cover worth the money?

Trying to maintain calm. Obviously not working at my desk...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:32 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: High Point, NC
I bought trampolines and the boat cover. Didn't end up using the tramps. The cover is nice, but wait until you try to get it back in the attached storage bag. No way, no how. I unstitched it and bought a military duffle bag to stuff it in. Nice cover, however.

No third crossbar on the trailer, but I did rig rollers fore and aft for more support and easily loading/unloading. Just make sure if you put rollers under it that support the hull, you make darn sure you tie the boat front and rear. You don't want to lose it off the back of the trailer, or have it fly into your vehicle on the road. This is why most don't recommend using rollers as support points. Makes movement too easy. So if you do, tie the boat so it can't move.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:22 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 4:02 pm
Posts: 42
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Definitely tramps - I love them and am out on them all the time. I bought bags - I love bags! - We have this one that I put both drives in when we're not using them and I secure the bag on the tramp so it doesn't head overboard. It's kindof a tight fit, but it works.
http://www.rei.com/product/748181/rei-m ... ck-10-x-26

And these below are my definite favorite. They're kayak deck bags and I secure them to the bungees near the front edge of each tramp. I put empty soda cans, trash, shoes, suntan lotion...anything that I need to secure inside of there - even the plugs when we have the drives in. They've held up through dozens of trips in salt and freshwater... just rinse them off with your other gear... still going strong.

http://www.nrs.com/product/2883/nrs-sea ... h-deck-bag

Enjoy!!!

_________________
Fast: 2011 Red Hobie TI
Kinda fast: 17' Valley kayak
Not so fast: 9'8" Tava paddleboard


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:44 pm
Posts: 20
Location: Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Definitely get the spray skirts. The ride can get quite wet especially for the front seat. I bought the tramps and didn't like them because they are too trampoline like with an adult on them. Your butt hangs down in the water and they are hard to move around on. It is invaluable to be able to hike out when sailing to balance the kayak.

I built what I call hard haka platforms out of 1x12s and 2x2s cost is 30.00 each and much more useful than the tramps.
Image
I really like the trailex trailer. We didn't get the extra cross bar with ours. I might upgrade the wheel size though.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:31 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2709
Location: Kailua 96734
Leashes. Whatever unattached toys you buy, get a leash for each one.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:38 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: High Point, NC
You might be able to pick up something here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnpr5RLVGhg

There was another video from a guy in Australia that had really added some neat stuff to his boat, including a built in manual bilge pump that could be operated from one of the drink holder wells. If I can find the link I'll pass it along.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:29 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:29 am
Posts: 23
Tramps, leashes for the drives, extra handles for the bow and stern, a couple of extra rudder pins, and an extra junky cheap line for rescuing you or other boats. There was an older post, which maybe someone else can find, with a good safety equipment list, like a waterproof first aid kit, whistles for each person, small pliers, etc.

I also keep everything in used plastic containers like the ones that nuts, cheese, or pickles come in at Sam's Club. The big square jar things are great for keep things saltwater free and dry when you get water in the hull, like these:
http://scene7.samsclub.com/is/image/samsclub/0004470009295_A?$img_size_380x380$ (picture was way big, changed to a link)

KonaTI2, I called Trailex about 12" tires, and they told me that 12" wheels would create a hopping problem from too much mass spinning around the axle on the SUT-2xx. I can't tell which trailer you have, but you may want to give them a call before spending the money.

Ted


Last edited by mrbrightwork on Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:41 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 2067
Location: High Point, NC
Say what they want, but larger tires will reduce "hopping."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:36 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2229
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Here's one of the old posts for tool kit and spare parts: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8424&highlight=

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Mon May 31, 2010 4:13 pm
Posts: 199
Location: oki - jp
i had a pre-order in for my first TI a year before they came out so with that TI i just had the tramps and a normal small wheeled cart. i later bought leashes, anchor (make sure its the right one for the area you want to anchor in sand, rocks, etc), emergency water bladder (never used it but it is there), spray skirts, extra rudder pins.

i only had the 1st TI for a summer. when i bought my second a year later i got the bigger beach cart and another set of tramps since i still had everything else.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:45 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:56 am
Posts: 57
Can two mirage drives fit in the Hobie drive bag? Wondering if 2 are necessary, or if I can just put both in a duffle with some padding.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:37 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2229
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Unless you put something heavy on them, they should be fine with or without the bag. They are an odd shape and size, being wide at one end and high at the other (90 degrees from each other) so they can't ever just lie flat.

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:53 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:56 am
Posts: 57
Thanks Bob!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:33 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:18 pm
Posts: 288
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
I had a trailer that I converted once I got my TI. I would not try to car top a TI. I did get tramps as my first accessory. In the forward seat I like to use the tramp as my collection bin.

_________________
Paul
DogsLife
2011 Adventure Island


http://dogslifeadventures.blogspot.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:08 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:58 am
Posts: 1502
Location: Forster, NSW, Australia
I have never bothered with a cover for my TI. It lives in my garage, while the car stays out.

_________________
Tony Stott
2012 Tandem Island "SIC EM"
www.scenefromabove.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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