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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:35 pm 
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Is it true that the Yellow TI is harder to keep clean than red and stone?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Yes, it's much harder to keep clean. That's because the yellow boats are so much more fun than the other colors, that you'll be taking them out more often and getting them dirty more frequently. :lol:

Seriously, a hose and a stiff brush gets most of the mud off. The scratches on the bottom tend to show trapped dirt fairly well, but I don't have a red or tan boat to compare too.

But usually I don't notice the dirt.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:39 pm 
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The red ones get all mottled as they fade, so it's harder to notice the dirt.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:07 pm 
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Yes. Yellow ones will sit around more, collecting dirt, sand and mold.

Dune Hobies do this too, but they are already dirt colored, so...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:24 pm 
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leelanauX wrote:
Is it true that the Yellow TI is harder to keep clean than red and stone?


leelanauX, you're new here, so I'll fill you in on what just happened. Asking about colour will likely never get you the answer you're looking for. Here's a quick tutorial.

Red ones are faster
Yellow ones are safer

Then there's the other colours.

In response to your question. Don't worry about dirt. Buy the colour that you like, you can keep them all clean, or they can all look dirty. It has more to do with you than with the colour you choose.

By the way, the AI and Revo that I used to have... they were both red. I like the speed!! 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:44 pm 
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What a helpful group we are?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:25 pm 
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As I just ordered an yellow (of course!) Adventure Island, I noticed that the colour was not named Golden Papaya. It is named Island Breeze or just Breeze, (not sure about that).

I asked my local dealer about it and she said that the plastic material now was a bit harder and little more glossy than before. And therefore Hobie changed the name. Maybe this was just bulls--t but I will be able to compare my 2010 Adventure Kayak with the 2012 AI when delivered.

And of course Yellow (whatever named) will be faster, safer and more beautiful, this is common knowledge not understood by some people. There is other colours for them. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Kal-P-Dal wrote:
... I noticed that the colour was not named Golden Papaya. It is named Island Breeze or just Breeze, (not sure about that).

I asked my local dealer about it and she said that the plastic material now was a bit harder and little more glossy than before. And therefore Hobie changed the name. ...

You're over a week late on your April fools joke 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:44 am 
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hi leelanauX,
ive got the yellow ai and bar a few scratches below its still like new. i cut the white bubble wrap packaging to cover and fold over the edges and using a few bungees, store it under that. as its not exposed to dirt and sunshine, it really still looks good.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:25 am 
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Regardless of color, you should protect the hull from solar UV. I use Hobie's UV protectant. It is fairly expensive, but being a thin liquid, not much is needed to cover the whole TI. If you leave your Hobie sit out without a sun shade...the hulls really need to have a protectant coating. The UV liquid also seems to give a temporary protection against dirt, but not for very long. I use a good boat wax on the smooth portions of the hulls. However, waxing the non-skid parts makes them more slippery and it is very hard to wipe off the haze on the non-skid. I use the Hobie UV on the non-skid; no slippery hazy residue.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:38 pm 
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I think you are all mistaken when it comes to speed. The Dune boats have proven that in this year's Everglades Challenge. The #3 & #4 boats to finish were Hobie Dunes !!! And they were only beaten by two large catamarans. Yellow was #8. The Reds did not finish.

Proof is in the results...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Great shot of you fellows. In case people don't know, left to right are Paul Kral (aka Dogslife), Josh Morgan (aka Tidetraveller) and Brian Tindell (AhMaChamee). As Dogs said, they finished 3,4 & 8 in this year's Everglades Challenge. This year's EC is acknowledged to have been the most difficult conditions of any EC to date. I think they were the only AIs entered. There were 4 TIs, all of which did not finish because of equipment failures (2) or physical/mental fatigue (2).

If I were a betting person, I would put my money on theses fellows no matter what color AI they were using.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:56 pm 
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Dune AI's 1st and 2nd and a Papaya AI 4th, among the single crew boats. Hmmm, not a red one in sight. Maybe they were going so fast they streaked past and didn't bother to stop at the finish line.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:08 am 
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NOHUHU may have to correct me on this one, but I'm pretty sure the faster red ones also get all the girls. Seeing those three guys standing alone after doing so well in that race makes me wonder. Sure they won an endurance race and all... but.... :D

(Disclaimer: Seriously guys... that's a heck of a race! Well done!)

Probably would have won it with a Red AI....

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:45 am 
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papaya is harder to keep clean because

1) it is Sooo much faster than the other colors that dirt, bugs, etc. get imapled on it rather than just bumping into and off of it while sailing

2) They get used Sooo much more because, well, wouldn't you rather be seen on a Papaya Trimaran ?

3) Everyone who sees its PaypayAwesomeness wants to touch and fondle it ... leaving dirty paw prints all over it

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