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 Post subject: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:53 pm 
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What kind of suspension does the hobie kayak trailer have? Spring or torsion?

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:04 pm 
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None. Straight axle with a couple rubber pads between the axle and trailer frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
None. Straight axle with a couple rubber pads between the axle and trailer frame.

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Wow!!!

I figured they would have something for shock absorption.

I guess its so light it doesn't need it.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Kind of tough on the boat, depending on the boat, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
Kind of tough on the boat, depending on the boat, of course.

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I guess people just deal with it and it doesn't cause any issues!!!!

Are there any good alternatives to the hobie trailer for the tandem island?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Depends on the model. Mine is the double-double, made for two TI's and has leaf springs.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:53 pm 
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av8erdunn wrote:
Are there any good alternatives to the hobie trailer for the tandem island?


The rubber pads Tom describes are on the AI trailer. The TI trailer has leaf springs.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Can you mount any sort of mast storage box on the double trailer for the TI, or do you have to go to a double-double for that?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:57 am 
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Moondancer wrote:
Can you mount any sort of mast storage box on the double trailer for the TI, or do you have to go to a double-double for that?

I know it's from a while ago, but this has worked well for me with just a few changes to the overall design since I first built it. viewtopic.php?f=69&t=35469
Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie yak trailer?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:00 am 
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I converted a john boat trailer to kayak trailer. I removed 1 of 2 leaf springs on each side. It seems just right for kayak(s) weight. I feel the constant road vibration & bumps cant be good for hulls and decks. So I believe in trailer suspension to accommodate kayaks.


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