The beaches on the lakes I use are rocky. I am very reluctant to beach my H16 on these beaches, or temporarily on a concrete boat ramp. I'd never drag my H16 up onto a concrete boat ramp or across a rocky shore. Am I being overly cautious? My hulls are in great shape, not worn, and not scratched.
I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts about using a product like the Keel Guard Protective Tape on the leading edges of a Hobie with fiberglass hulls? http://www.keelguard.com/
I'm not sure if this product would conform the angles of the Hobie hull, as it is primarily designed for powerboat / bassboat keels? I'm thinking about putting 5-6' lenghts on the front 1/3 of each hull.
I'm not a racer, and not too concerned about losing a little performance. It would be nice to not worry about the hulls getting scratched or worse when you want to pull up on shore to take a break or have some lunch.
I have another Hobie with the Rotomolded hulls, and it is a joy to beach wherever and whenever you want. I'd like to make the H16 a little less fragile.
Any thoughts are appreciated. The forum is a great place to learn before doing something I might regret. Thanks.