1) Sail tension. - How much tension do you need to apply to the thin carbon spars? They stick out the top of the pockets.
On the AI, I put a lot of tension, and I cut the battens 1+ inches shorter, but making sure they still stick out of the pockets. Also tie them much better than the instructions, with permanent knots at each grommet and batten tip (or the rear one will leave!).
TI's should have less tension or the battens warp the sail shape.
2) There are lots of deck fixtures that I've not yet identified! Its ready to sail but sure some of these loops and hoops have uses to make my life easier!
Details? Pictures? (which ones?)
3) With all the attention to details and extras surprised the drive system doesn't have its own bag. Not a standard item?
Nope, and the drive is such an odd shape (wide pedals perpendicular to wide fins) it's hard to figure out how to store, secure a spare on the boat and even transport them, but boy does it work well!
- - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI