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 Post subject: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:39 pm 
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I thought I read something months ago about a new style carrying handle that wouldn't scoop water into my lap like my current handles do.

I can't seem to find anything about it. Does anyone know anything about this or did I dream it? :oops:

Thanks - Herb


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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:19 pm 
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Yes, we have developed a new over-molded sealed handle for the Islands - they aren't available just yet - but should become available within a month or so I'm told. This newer style handle will be sold through the parts department so you can order from a dealer at that time. The change will be announced when it becomes available, and a part number will be assigned. Thus far, the entire process is not finished, so wait for another few weeks and Matt will provide the final details and price.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:14 am 
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As Jacques mentioned... design is done, but production lead time is many months typically, so don't expect to see this at dealers till after the first of the year.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:56 am 
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What? No sneak peak? You've described it. Can you show it? :)

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:47 pm 
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Glad to see it wasn't a dream :lol:

I look forward to them for next summer. Dry suit season is right around the corner for me and the water influx doesn't bother me whilst wearing it.


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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:58 pm 
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So there's no truth in the rumour that Hobie planned instead to greatly increase the contour of the middle of the seat (!) so that you no longer needed handles in the first place? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Very nice. I'd just like to point out that the test boat is a red one... probably because they're faster, right NOHUHU? :D

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
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Ready to stress test them here,.. anytime. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:17 pm 
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More likely they had lots of red ones lying around in stock that they couldn't shift.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:05 pm 
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In the meantime Herb, while you're waiting for the Hobie fix.....

viewtopic.php?f=69&t=35258&p=143547&hilit=splash#p143547

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:47 am 
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Thanks for that link Slaughter, 8 posts and I had never seen that thread :|

There isn't any convenient attachment areas on the TI though. In the starboard picture above you can see a screw in fitting just forward of the handle, but there is nothing behind it. On the port side there is nothing at all as the paddle bungee is by the front seat instead of the rear seat.


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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:09 pm 
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Herbaldew wrote:
Thanks for that link Slaughter, 8 posts and I had never seen that thread :|

There isn't any convenient attachment areas on the TI though. In the starboard picture above you can see a screw in fitting just forward of the handle, but there is nothing behind it. On the port side there is nothing at all as the paddle bungee is by the front seat instead of the rear seat.


Perhaps the screws that hold the handles on could be used to secure the bungee?
J

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 Post subject: Re: TI Carrying Handle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:05 pm 
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OK so its more than 9 months since this teaser was posted and I don't see this handle on the new Islands yet nor do I see it in the 2013 catalog just released - so is it available yet? If so can you provide the part number ?

many thanks
Barry

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