"1. I ordered an "H" Bar and it is to be installed on my PA12 by the local Hobie dealer. He has informed me the "H" Bars are on back order with Hobie, and Hobie is on back order with the manufacturer. Anyone have one of this mounted on their PA12, yet? (I understand it is the same "H" Bar used on the PA14). Anyone know when Hobie will ship these back orders to the dealers?"
A couple weeks ago my local Hobie dealer told me that the H-Bar went back order and they didn't expect anymore in until August. Well...That wasn't good enough for me so I went online and googled "Hobie H-Bar" I was taken to a webpage with many links. I just went to each link until I found a dealer that had some. I found my H-Bar at an outfit called Idaho Water Sports, so I called them at (208)678-5869 and they said they still had some in stock. So...I ordered one from them. I had to pay about $35.00 for shipping&handling in addition to the $189.99, but I received the H-Bar within 4 business days. To me it was worth the extra money to avoid waiting over a month before my local dealer would get some in.
BTW...This outfit "Idaho Water Sports" also had many other Kayak products. Check out their website at http://www.idahowatersports.com
. if you are interested.