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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:02 pm 
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How is the front, upright 2x4 attached to the frame?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:49 am 
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Lag bolt on the bottom through the winch mount.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:43 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
Lag bolt on the bottom through the winch mount.


I see now....missed that before. You have cut the 2x4 so that it slides over the winch mount. It looked like it was behind the mount. Duh on my part.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Right, it's slotted.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:23 pm 
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I just picked up two pieces of 2" PVC on Saturday to us on my TraRac ladder rack. I'm going to mount them to two 2" x 4" in between the ladder tie downs. I'm also using a 45 degree elbow on the ends to help with sliding my PA up on top. I will post photos when I'm complete, probably in March when I have time. The water is a little hard up here.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:25 am 
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I am looking at a jet ski trailer with 48" bunks. Is that long enough or should I either be looking for longer bunks or a different setup?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:27 am 
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Also, can you use a winch on either the front or rear handle on the PA?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Got a PA 12: This is the initial pic prior to accessorizing

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Adapted the TK Trailer Mount System to the roof of my SUV: Works awesome (thanks Tom!)

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On the water experience: I love the stability and vantage seat height option, standing is very stable (not at all wobbly as some have reported), maneuvers on a dime - almost too sensitive at first but quickly got used to it! - more storage than I think I need, and I swear I was moving faster than I was in either my sport or my i9.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:54 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
No, it floats across the middle to accommodate the PA hull.

The centerline distance between the pipes is 10-inches. Pipe is 2-inch OD.


Help Please: What do you mean "itfloats across the middle"? Not sure what floats means if the PVC is bolted to the 2X4s. Thanks for any help.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:43 am 
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The PVC isn't completely rigid. It will blow and flex to mimic the hull troughs on the PA. When Steve sets his PA on these PVC rails, the pipe will deform, bowing down and outward in the middle to match the shape of the PA hull troughs.

As long as the fore and aft mounting points are spaced identical to the PS hull troughs at those locations, you're supporting the boat along its stiffest/strongest points and allowing the rails to conform to the boat, rather than making the boat conform to the rails.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
The PVC isn't completely rigid. It will blow and flex to mimic the hull troughs on the PA. When Steve sets his PA on these PVC rails, the pipe will deform, bowing down and outward in the middle to match the shape of the PA hull troughs.

As long as the fore and aft mounting points are spaced identical to the PS hull troughs at those locations, you're supporting the boat along its stiffest/strongest points and allowing the rails to conform to the boat, rather than making the boat conform to the rails.


Thanks for the reply... Now that makes sense.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:15 am 
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When lashing down the boats, do you just go over the sides and across the top or is there a better way? And do you tie down the bow and stern as well?
Great set up.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:12 pm 
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If there is anyway to paint/cover/wrap the pvc pipes you should do so. The sun is the worst enemy of pvc. It will weaken the pvc and become brittle. It always breaks at the worst time.

I'm not sure, but think there is a grey version of pvc that is also thicker/heavier. It is supposed to be more resistive to UV.

Otherwise, perfect way to carry your PA!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
Probably. It requires the manufacture of just one piece and requires no mods to your PA. Hopefully it will be ready early summer. It will allow you to motorize your Hobie for about $400 to $500 complete. Just not sure how soon it'll be done. We are using the prototypes in the meantime and they work perfectly.

Hi Tom, any news on the the trolling motor?


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