Gringo - If you think or see of anything else you may need, let me know. I have a Hobie dealer a few miles from me and certainly wouldn't mind fetching a few things for you and bringing them down (non-hobie as well ...)
Parts from Hobie may have to be ordered though which usually takes a week - not a problem if you let me know shortly. One thing I can think of (and they should have in stock) is a few more spare rudder pins.
Cheers - cant wait to hear about your first sail !
Thanks. do the rudder pins break? I have one spare that came with the boat. Looks to me like that would be a good place for stainless steel rod.
I got the boat together last night, sail up etc. in the driveway. Today I found some tie down straps locally, and had a heck of a time finding a receiver hitch with enough drop to get from the back of the Land Rover down to the height of that aluminum Trailex trailer hitch. It's only 14" off the ground. BUT I found one. Probably the only one on the island.
So I got everything ready to go, and today it blew and rained all day. Tomorrow (Sat) is supposed to be beautiful weather, near 80 degrees and 8-10 knots of wind. Perfect. We plan to make a day of it.
Does anyone know the story with the roller on the Trailex trailer? Instructions say put it on the back for the AI, but up on the front for the TI. Well, in the photos, and in reality, where they say to put it up near the hitch it doesn't do anything. doesn't even contact the hull. Seems it would do more good on the back of the trailer, but I followed the instructions. I think these trailers could use some fine tuning.
dosjers, I didn't see anything about not using the trailer in salt water. I admit I didn't read all the stuff on the CD that came with it instead of a manual. Real annoying. I don't have a computer terminal in the yard where I put this together. I am going to try to find some bearing buddies for the hubs, because salt water is all I got around here.
Island life in the Devil's Triangle: http://2gringos.blogspot.com