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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Is it possible to mount sidekicks on the inflatables? If so, how?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:40 am 
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Any thing is possible, but is it a good idea if it causes damage to the yak?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:39 am 
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are there any fittings i can use to install the sidekicks without damaging the kayak.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:41 am 
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I know of no way to attach SideKicks to the inflatable kayak models.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:27 pm 
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Why would you need to mount Sidekicks on an inflatable ? The i12 is an extremely stable craft even when rigged with a sail.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:22 am 
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The i12 is an extremely stable craft even when rigged with a sail.

Tasman[/quote]

I'll second that, I've had my sail up in a fair breeze, I lean to windward for a touch of speed, not for stability. With two adults, we can switch driver and passenger with no stability issues, never went swimming from my i12s yet. My Laser is a whole different issue.

I imagine gluing on reinforced mounting patches would be a big job, and certainly not increase the portability, fold-ability or resale of the craft.

I would guess the 14 and 9 to be similar in stability.


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