Hi, I'm new to the forums. I wanted to see if you guys can fill me in on what the major differences are between 2011 and 2013 tandem island.
I am potentially buying a second hand 2011 tandem island. Thanks.
I would say that the primary difference is the rudder assembly. The 2010 and 2011 TIs came with a 'twist and stow' rudder system that proved to have a number of problems. Hobie redesigned the rudder, and made it available to everyone at no cost. It is likely that a 2011 will have had the upgrade installed already, but it is worth checking. If not, you'll need to get the new rudder system, perhaps through a Hobie dealer, and install it per the video instructions here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLNdFtJkR8Y
There may be other differences, as in the design of the seat pegs, but I reckon they are minor.