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How do you use your Adventure Island?
Sailing only 33%  33%  [ 11 ]
Mostly sailing but some kayaking 33%  33%  [ 11 ]
good mix of both 33%  33%  [ 11 ]
Depends on the season 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: How you use your AI?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:48 pm 
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Mornings around here are usually pretty calm, so I frequently take the AI out in just the basic kayak mode. I also have a small Hobie sail that is easy to pack along in case some wind appears.

I am curious as to how other AI owners use their boats -- exclusively or mostly for sailing, or for other activities as just a basic kayak. Thanks. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:06 am 
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Coming back to this question...its interesting because I find myself going out more and more just using the AI as an Adventure. Ease of fishing is the main reason I get terribly tangled if a fish passes beneath me with the amas out.....also if the wind is marginal I worry about the slog factor coming home. If its marginal I dont have to think twice about going out without the sail, less preparation no tacking in and out from the shore I want to troll ALONG
When theres a breeze I still go sailing but I find that I am in fact going out a lot more without the sail and akas amas than lets say a year ago.

wandering from the above a bit .. possibly risking the sword of Damocles descending upon me...... can someone please explain 2 rods behind a kayak, seems to me if you trolled thru a shoal of fish and had 2 simultaneous hits you would have one hell of a job on your hands, yet i see plenty of pics of AI's with a rod in each holder. i mean while your busy reeling in one fish wont the other one on the other rod just take more line and go find a rock or coral head to wrap itself around in the interim? I get in a big enough mess trying to land one fish but two at the same time...JEEZ


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:03 pm 
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Philip,

You will know you have reached the pinnacle of kayakfishingdom when you can handle 2 rods w/ 2 fish simultaneously--keep trying.

Keith


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:21 am 
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the more hooks in the water the more possible hookups, but it can quickly turn into a three ring circus.


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 Post subject: a great all around boat
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:49 am 
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sailing, fishing and kayaking all in one boat - perfect for me :D

and it goes on the roof

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:15 am 
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yakman wrote:
sailing, fishing and kayaking all in one boat - perfect for me :D

and it goes on the roof


^^ That should be the quote for AIs! Pretty much sums it up right durr!


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