Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:01 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:01 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 pm
Posts: 93
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Is it possible to bring your pontoon into the side of the yak with the tramp on? I'd like to be able to play a fish on that side.
T2

_________________
Fish worship--is it wrong?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:24 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:25 pm
Posts: 2036
Location: Central Coast NSW Australia
Only if you undo the tramps rear clips.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:25 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2740
Location: Kailua 96734
Quite right.

As far as suffering and unintended collapse,...It's possible to do in waves if the tramps are loosely fitted and your weight is not on them (leeward Ama).

If you are riding them you may not notice a brace failure at all. But recovering the Aka brace can be very difficult while the tramps are deployed and tight. It takes intense pressure to put everything back in square.

BTW, I found out last weekend that Hakas WILL allow a collapse (at least partial) when sailing in rough conditions, provided they are not bolted on.

So to recap - collapsing the Akas with either tramps or Hakas on should only be done by mistake. :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:46 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2238
Location: Maui, Hawaii
NOHUHU wrote:
So to recap - collapsing the Akas with either tramps or Hakas on should only be done by mistake. :wink:
I'm glad you set us strait on this! :D

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:07 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 pm
Posts: 93
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Thanks for the reply....I'll keep 1 side clean to be able to collapse the AMA and play a fish. Is that the configuration you use in Hawaii?
I'll also try to avoid the unintentional collapses! :D
T2

_________________
Fish worship--is it wrong?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:10 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2740
Location: Kailua 96734
We usually sail with both Hakas bungied on, not too tight. Hakas allow you to paddle, or get in and out of the boat fairly easily.

But if you are using tramps, I would say the preferred mode for fishing is one tramp out one rolled up. This makes it easier to launch/land and bring in fish on the collapsable side. Big toothy ones can be thrown on the tramps to cool their jets.

We don't usually fish from the tramps, but it is easy to sit upright on the Haka and do this.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:40 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 pm
Posts: 93
Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia
NOHUHU--I am going to try fishing with one haka on which I have mounted my downrigger and rod holder, keeping the other side open for
playing fish. I have got lots of good ideas from your posts so thanks!
T2

_________________
Fish worship--is it wrong?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group