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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:59 pm 
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I lift my PA by the rear handle to get in onto the tailgate of my truck for transporting. It's heavy and awkward to use just the rear handle so I added and additional handle to assist me. Sure would be nice if Hobie added and additional handle or and indented rear grip.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35983350@N03/4784410227/


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Great idea! Hobie does offer handles as an accessory, PN 71190001. I use several on my boats -- one can't have too many grips! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:28 pm 
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They look great. Thanks for the part number!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:39 am 
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In the picture number two, did you place a metal plate for backing inside the yak? Looks like you might have voided the warrenty with that set up... Just a thought...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:43 pm 
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Thinwater skinner wrote:
In the picture number two, did you place a metal plate for backing inside the yak?
Stainless flat washers in all cases.

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Looks like you might have voided the warrenty with that set up... Just a thought...
Why do you think so? 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:30 am 
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Roadrunner wrote:
Thinwater skinner wrote:
In the picture number two, did you place a metal plate for backing inside the yak?
Stainless flat washers in all cases.

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Looks like you might have voided the warrenty with that set up... Just a thought...
Why do you think so? 8)


Location of handle is low on the curve. Stress and pull when lifting might cause a crack in the hull... BUT this is just a guess on my part. Good luck.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:15 am 
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It's true, Hobie's warranty does not cover "damage by alterations or modifications", but it does cover "defects in material and workmanship". Fortunately one does not necessarily affect the other.

It's a good point though -- a lot of users wonder if making a modification (installing a ram mount for instance) voids the warranty. It doesn't, as long as the ram mount doesn't cause a failure. Many Hobie accessories require modification to the hull, such as Sidekicks. Often, modifications are installed by the Hobie dealers -- doesn't matter.

As for the grips, I've been using them for a couple of years now and find them to be very useful and problem free. 8)


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