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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:05 pm 
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aussieonyak wrote:
KayakingBob wrote:
Wow guys! The Haka keep evolving!


Thanks Kayaking Bob ! you know you were the first person I saw on a hobie Island tackle some serious sailing on your Alenuihaha Channel crossing video. That was the first time I realized that these craft are far more seaworthy than they may first appear and that opened up the possibility for me to learn to sail it and then do some kind of expedition, which I plan to do once proficient with my AI.

After seeing that video Bob I went and purchased my AI - so you're the reason I'm on here now ! :wink:

Barry

Thanks Barry,

I edited that video but the captain was actually my Hobie dealer Kelly of P&P kayaks. He is quite the waterman and makes my adventures pale by comparison! :) Amazing what our AI's and TI's can do in the right hands.

Glad you joined us. I await posts of your adventures.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:10 pm 
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NOHUHU brought up the issue of breaching the rod holders with PVC pipe if there is the downward pressure of sitting. That got my attention since I sail offshore a lot. So before my first sail, I cut the PVC that goes down into the rod holders shorter so that it would not rest on the bottom of the holders. Then I placed a padded PVC pip across the gunwale to assure those PVC pipes never see the bottom of the rod holder hole. NOHUHU may have saved me the cost of a new hull as I never gave the risk any real thought.

Here is the video link again. I didn't enter it correctly the first time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbwMbJ-XEh8[youtube][/youtube]

Here is what it looks like with a few cushions missing. This was before adding the PVC across the gunwale.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Didn't get it right that time either. One more time.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Ah, I get it. So the pipes in the rod holders are to prevent it from sliding around?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Exactly. I wanted something that was drop and go. It stays put once its in. Very solid and reinforced with a galvanized steel rod within two layers of PVC pipe (overkill really). Final weigh was 18# but half the weight was the steel rod. If I did it again, I would just use an aluminum rod. It feels light, but solid.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:08 pm 
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This is THE business - I like it a lot!

Off to Bunnings this weekend :-)

I just need to find a supplier of those PFD/pads in Australia!

Cheers,

Mike.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:42 pm 
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hollgi wrote:
One question guys, how do you land a big fish
with the hakas?
I normally use the tramp on my left, and nothing
on my right, so I can fold the AMA. Then I tailgrap
the fish and pull it in( and throw it on the tramp).
Without being able to fold one side in, how do
you land a big fish, and how do you handle it
with that gap between the yak and the haka?

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Hey Holgi - saw this post back a few pages and thought I would let you know - after watching you and Josh working the folding Amas when catching large fish I wanted to make sure I had that capability built into a haka when I made one. I just made and tested my first one and it works very well - thought you might be interested for landing those biggies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91NTwZiNJUE

I also posted construction photos on page 44 of this posting if you are interested.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:28 am 
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Thanks aussieonyak,
I saw the post back there.
Best version yet IMHO.
Well done mate!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Heres my try :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:03 pm 
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That's perfect! I always knew the AI was missing something - a wine rack. 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:15 pm 
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chrisj wrote:
That's perfect! I always knew the AI was missing something - a wine rack. 8) 8) 8)


Lol b!tch$ on top bottles on the bottom.....much needed to lighten it an endless easy mounting possibilities....18lbs with epoxy an ss screws....one of the 2x4 supports will hold 200lbs+ soo maybe alittle overkill but hey itlll do


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:21 pm 
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First glance, I thought he built it out of giant Lego's :o

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Dominos? I see you had LOTS of fun with the hole cutter!

We cant WAIT to see what the giant PVC pipe is for! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 pm 
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[quote][/That's perfect! I always knew the AI was missing something - a wine rack.
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Enough Chris--you're making me snort scotch through my nose. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:26 am 
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Chopcat wrote:

looks great. can we see what you have done on the underside?

CC


I had the time to finish these up. I have a great idea twist of a previous idea to fix them to the akas. For now, it is late and I'm tired and want to sail tomorrow. I did snap a few pics of the finished product. I'm happy with them, considering I had a circ saw, jigsaw, cordless drill, router and a sander only.

The pics are crappy but will post more tomorrow when fitting before stain/varnish.

They currently weigh 17lbs each, but these were expedition style hakas. I expect they will be close to 20lb onced varnished. I have the epifanes ready. They are a mighty 8' x 16". They are also heavily cantilevered with 32" aft the rear aka. Stress test held my weight 165lb/75kg at the far rear end of the haka with only 1" of flex.

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