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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:38 pm 
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On the fore and aft of both Amas, there are screw in pad eye loops. Before I assume these are just there for the heck of it, and whatever you might dream up that requires them, is it possible that they are there for a specific task?

Just hate to be missing out on something.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Hobie intended to have a jib and they were the anchor points for it. that's what the nylon loop halfway up the sail is for also. the jib is still considered underdevelopment, but it's been so long I have doubts if they will bring it to market.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:27 am 
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they are the grab points so I can easily retrieve the Ama's from under my deck without actually climbing under :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:18 am 
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kayakman7 wrote:
Hobie intended to have a jib and they were the anchor points for it. that's what the nylon loop halfway up the sail is for also. the jib is still considered underdevelopment, but it's been so long I have doubts if they will bring it to market.


The jib would attach to the midships chrome pad eyes, not the threaded plastic ones front and rear - these are just added tie town points, you can use them for anything - some people have made barber-hauler systems, other's use them to tie dock lines onto.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:44 am 
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Jbernier wrote:
kayakman7 wrote:
Hobie intended to have a jib and they were the anchor points for it. that's what the nylon loop halfway up the sail is for also. the jib is still considered underdevelopment, but it's been so long I have doubts if they will bring it to market.


The jib would attach to the midships chrome pad eyes, not the threaded plastic ones front and rear - these are just added tie town points, you can use them for anything - some people have made barber-hauler systems, other's use them to tie dock lines onto.


Oops, sorry Tom, I read your post too fast and missed that you weren't referring to the SS padeyes. :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:44 am 
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That's to attach the tow ropes if you are pulling water skiers.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:52 am 
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On a each side of the aka's, there is an extra bolt / head, just higher than the normal one for attaching the ama. Does anyone know what it's for?



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That's to attach the long bungee that runs down each side of the actual hull. It keeps the Amas pulled in tight to the hull when they're not deployed.


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I call them 'Top Hats' but Hobie's name for them is 'Eyelet Posts'.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:51 pm 
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You use those to attach the tramps to also

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I now call them the "Ama double bungie" post. :wink:

That reminds me - I need to add them to all 4 Akas.


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Tom Kirkman wrote:
That's to attach the long bungee that runs down each side of the actual hull. It keeps the Amas pulled in tight to the hull when they're not deployed.

Not on the TI. There is a bungee underneath the rear aka, which attaches to the "eyelet post" in the middle of the rear seat's mesh pocket, to keep the amas in when travelling.

There are horizontal bungees on each side of the TI hull which are designed to secure the paddles.

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