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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Looking for ideas for my next mod. Any suggestions?

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2012 Red Hibiscus Tandem Island


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Well, I would say add some sprayskirts, Railblaza that thing, and lets do some big offshore sailing.

Waikiki & diamond head fer sure, until these huge winter swells pass.

Whale watching may never be better than this year.

Happy new year! Just tweet me to discuss...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:43 am 
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Can you dudes post a bit more in detail how you attached your tiller and your "suicide" wheel? For some reason I cannot see the picture that NOHUHU posted. I've been thinking of doing both modifications. Was thinking about ways of doing the nob in a way that the tiller can be added to it/removed while under way.

I'm jealous of your locations. One of the things on my bucket list is sailing in water that isn't brown. Maybe my job will move me to Hawaii one of these days. If so though, I don't think they would pay to ship my TI :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Here's another view.

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But this one says it all.
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There's a 1/4in x 20 receiver in the stock hobie tiller. Just thread a 1/4in x 20 eyebolt in there and attach any style hiking stick you want.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Nohuhu,

Thanks for the post and the idea. I followed in your footsteps and bought the stick and the eye bolts. It seems like it puts a great deal of pressure on the tiller handle when you turn port. How is it working for you?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Oatesy wrote:
Topher wrote:

Once you go double bungees you will never go back!! :lol:


Can I ask why?

Oatesy.


Yeah, x 2...

I would've thought the most likely point of failure would be the screw-in eyelet itself. If that goes you'll loose both bungees...

Mike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Laukahi wrote:
Nohuhu, Thanks for the post and the idea. I followed in your footsteps and bought the stick and the eye bolts. It seems like it puts a great deal of pressure on the tiller handle when you turn port. How is it working for you?
A'ole pilikia, Lau. It depends on which course and position you're using. But I think it mostly comes down to a matter of pushing versus pulling. Pulling lifts the handle and creates less resistance. Pushing with the stick forces the tiller down and adds some friction. Upwind, we usually push to access more wind and pull to ease off or cross the wind (tack). Downwind, it's the reverse.

For example, on a starboard tack, you're hiking on the starboard Haka and pushing the tiller to port when you want to load the sail. This temporarily stresses the rudder as well and probably adds the most tiller resistance you will feel.

On a port tack you're actually closer to the tiller and the resistance may feel different. You can also easily steer using your hand or foot from this position.

So there are 2 things that I would generally recommend:

Check to see that your steering lines are smooth and calibrated,
Try to use a low push-pull angle on the stick as you steer.

This discussion kinda belongs in the Haka thread.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Topher wrote:
Howdy all! I am still fairly new Ti owner (still under the 1 year mark) but I have learned quite a bit from my local friends and on here. With that said I wanted to share some of the things I have done and learned with the rest of the Ti crowd (especially first time owners). I have had absolutely no sailing experience be for purchasing the Ti and in a very short time I was able to pick it right up. For the new guys just remember that if the wind gets to be above your abilities pull the the black line and uncleat it, it will let the wind out of your sail and slow you down immediately! I think this is the most important tip any new person on there first few trips out should know! I will be continuously updating this as more mods are done to the kayak.

First mod was adding the tramps money well spent! In the near future I will be adding some haka's and have a tramp haka combo later this summer.

Next mod came from my friend Nohuhu was copying the double bungee method he used. Its a nice clean look and it is how Hobie should have done it in the first place! The next few pics will show how I did it.

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I would like to introduce a double bungy to my 2012 TI.
I would really appreciate a bit of description of what I'm looking at above.
Is that a HOBIE 71116001 - PADEYE SCREW-IN that has been modified by drilling out the top,
so it acts like the Screw in cleat ?
Is the bungy secured just by using a single overhead knot, inside this modified screw in pad -eye ?
I presume in the case of both the cleat and the Pad-eye versions of thie screw in,
it is a single overhead knot that holds the bungy in place. Am I right ?


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Yes, you've got it right Oceanmoves. Just drill a hole in the padeye and use an overhand knot.
There are a number of ways to get double bungees. You have seen this thread?
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=30065&p=122622


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:21 pm 
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When the bungee length is right, melt the overhand knots together with a lighter (before you put the padeyes back in place using a little lithium grease).


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Thanks all for useful info


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