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 Post subject: Storing TI on the water
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:51 pm 
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I have a boat slip 10 feet from my apartment. I don't really want to take the TI in and out of the saltwater every time I want to use it. I just want to walk outside, install the gear and take off.

I am concerned about leaving the TI in the saltwater for an extended period...any suggestion? (I will only be in this situation for about a year.)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:39 am 
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I dont exactly know why, but I've read that Hobie does not recommend extended storage in the water.

That said, UV exposure will fade the color and affect the material to some degree. A cover will help, but if doing so I highly recommend using pool noodles on the outer aka joints as this has ruined my cover over time due to water/rain collection in the cabin and rear storage area - the additional weight as well as wind caused it to eat through the cover. I made a closed-cell foam pyramid now to avoid this with my new cover

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:11 pm 
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If it's RED, don't do it. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Apart from the outer cover for UV protection, here is a ?right out of left field" suggestion.

Buy a couple of cheap inflatable double mattresses and velcro them end to end. Slide the TI up onto them for storage, and they should have enough buoyancy to keep the TI out of the water. Replace as necessary.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:21 pm 
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That's Crazy as all hell Tony. I like it.

Please pass whatever you are smoking,.. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:54 am 
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The in-the-water issue is primarily wear to connecting parts. The constant motion can accelerate wear dramatically. Mono hulls see less of this that multihulls. On a multihull, waves and ripples in the water contact first one hull... then the next. This sets up a resonance that vibrates the boat. Shaking and movement possibly 24-7. That is not considering what water and critters do to hulls.

Pulling up on a platform greatly reduces the issues, so inflatables? Great idea... see jet dock http://www.jetdock.com/

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