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 Post subject: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:41 am 
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Can anyone tell me if the add-on cart cradle #80044202 is available? I've been trying to locate a photo but have not had any luck. Hobie support said its available to contact my dealer but could not help me with the photo. Sure would like to see what I'm ordering.


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:16 am 
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I e mailed you this photo, but maybe you didn't receive it... anyway - here's a photo
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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:07 pm 
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That is very interesting, I wasn't aware that this was available, which Kayak is this cradle used with?


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Good to see Hobie have finally addressed the long overdue issue of hull support while on the scupper cart! 8)

More details on this would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Thank you for quick reply and photo. I'm going to give it a try on the TI.


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Matt or anyone else from Hobie, could we have some more details on this?
What is it made from?
What kayaks does it fit?
Is it available down under yet?
I've just spoken to my Hobie dealer and he has no knowledge of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:11 am 
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Very nice!
And it makes my hacked up cart mod made with lots of love completely obsolete. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Though listed in a couple of places online, I couldn't find pricing and availability in any of the online dealers. Did anyone order one of those?

Also, I am wondering if this is enough support to store the TI with this cart in the scupper hole and say a car tire laid under the bow. Or should I still remove it from the cart and place it on a softer and larger surface? (I can't hang it where I store it.)

Thanks!

-Pesan


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:51 am 
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The add on cradle is mentioned on page 32 in the 2012 fall parts and accessories catalog. In bold red print and a little * note, it states this cradle is required on Tandem Islands ( add-on cart cradle #80044202). Unfortunately there is no pic or price in the catalog. It is available online or from any Hobie dealer for I think $29.99
I highly recommend all TI owners who haul their TI's on plug in carts get this piece. I've had bad experiences (ie.. torn hulls) hauling my loaded TI's on plug in carts without something like this.
Well done Hobie Engineering.
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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:58 am 
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It's designed for the Tandem Island.

As noted: it is in the Fall Catalog.

Thermal-formed ABS. No rubber pads.

Only supports the main hull. Does not support the amas.

#80044202 CRADLE / PLUG-IN CART FOR TI USE

$29.99 List (USA / USD 9-2012).

Shipped a quantity to Australia in October.

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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:50 pm 
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Thanks for the info Matt and Bob. I'd looked over the online catalogue but missed that * !

pesan wrote:
Very nice!
And it makes my hacked up cart mod made with lots of love completely obsolete. :lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol:
Mine too...
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Hang on a minute. Maybe not! :wink:

Actually I've moved away from using the scupper cart with the TI. It's just too difficult to get it back in when retrieving. I'm interested in this new cart cradle to improve hull support when used with the C-Tug cart. I've ordered one from my dealer, though they are unavailable downunder and no ETA! :(

PS: I'm wondering how strong those unsupported ends are on this new cradle?


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:55 pm 
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I just got a C-Tug cart and I'm not sure adding the cradle is necessary. The C-Tug seems to have enough contact area to support the TI for short hauls. Much more than a scupper cart, anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:00 am 
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I tried it this week with my TI and it worked well. I did enlarge the holes very slightly so it can slip on and off easier, as I remove it and disassemble the cart into the front hatch for storage. Nice addition.

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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Doug,
I've had a C-Tug for about 2 years which I've used as a supplementary cart for the TI. The big flat pads do work but they can leave flat spots on the hull.

Bob,
Thanks, that's good to know.
Is it a similar width to the trailer cradles?
Could you post a pic of the underside of the cradle?


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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:25 pm 
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So at that price, it is obviously just the white glass-fibre part which fits onto an existing trolley, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Add-on cart cradle
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Yes, but it is plastic. Price here is $49 according to my dealer.


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