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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:10 pm 
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KB, when I installed the bow posts, I did consider adding a bow wave deflector as you describe. I think it could be done fairly easily. The day I was out testing in 20 mph winds, the bow was doing a lot of wave cutting with the result that a lot of waves were coming straight over the bow.

Jim, the dimensions are in my original description of the construction of these miniskirts: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=285

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Thanks Keith !

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P.1 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276

    I’m thinking of buying a Hobie AI. Discussion of whether a Hobie AI can carry enough water for camping trips. Near the end of the page, there is a gap from July-Nov when I did not post. I did buy a yellow AI in September, 2007.

P. 2 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=15

    First Trip: Goodland to Cape Romano, Nov 6-8, 2007 Lou Greenwell, Bill Waller, and me. Dave Whitford came out for the day in his AI.

    Flamingo to East Cape Sable, Thanksgiving Weekend, 2007 Rick Bartoli, Lou Greenwell, Pat Owen, Lori & Nick, Nancy & me.

P. 3 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=30

    Pavilion Key Trip, Feb 4-6, 2008 Bill Waller, Dan Wisor, and me. Dan’s boat flooded so badly he sold it.

    Flamingo to Chokoloskee Trip, Feb 25-Mar 2, 2008 Bill Waller & me. A 35-mile day. We meet a bunch of kayakers on PAV: Dave Whitford, Alex Oancea, Don McCumber, Lou Greenwell, Erika Fitzgerald.

P. 4 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=45

    A Fishing Trip to East Cape Sable, Mar 20-23, 2008 Alex Oancea, Lou Greenwell, Rob Jordan and me—great trip for shark fishing, crocs along shore & in back country

P. 5 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=60

    Sorry, this post has been damaged during the recent Hobie Forum change. I may repair it someday. Trip to Tiger Key w/ Lou, Alex, Bill Waller & me. You can see another Tiger Key trip w/ Google Earth images on p. 9...http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=120

    AI CAMPING LISTS

    Thanksgiving Weekend on East Cape Sable, 2008 6 kayakers: Nancy Eichert, Erika Fitzgerald, Lou Greenwell, Brian Singer, Beverly Richardson, & Nancy. I was in my AI. Rescued hawk; left vulture.


P. 6 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=75

    CHOKOLOSKEE-PAVILION KEY, Jan 18-21,2009 Tremendous winds on return. Great pictures of wildlife along US41.

    Flamingo to Chokoloskee, Feb 19-25, 2009 All kayakers incl. myself. Others: Jon New, Pat Owen, Karl Bateman, Erika Fitzgerald, Janet Lineback, and Nancy. Bobcat at ECS. Natasha Pyle & Alex Oancea joined us at Highland Beach. Pictures of bobcat, raccoon, deer tracks in campsite.

p.7 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=90

    Flamingo to Chokoloskee, Jan 13-18, 2010 Bill Waller, Nancy, & Myself. Extremely cold trip, strong winds. Contains picture of heavy water splashing. Discussion of Hobie AI diving & wet ride starts in this story & continues on this page.

    Further discussion of more rocker for the AI and/or amas.

P. 9 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=120

    Tiger Key, a Paddle-In, Fishing—an Everglades trip Bob Quirk, Bill Waller, Lou Greenwell, Bob Manz, and I did this trip. Bob went in a day early and Cindy Augustyn joined us at the paddle in. I lost a rod/reel while fishing (sail line hooked it.)

P. 10 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=135

    I’ve purchased a new GPS

    Flamingo to Chokoloskee, Jan 10-16, 2011—aborted trip, fog/weather problems. Included Bob Quirk, Charlie Fast, Rick Parks, Nancy & me.

P. 11 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=150

    Rescheduled Chok to FLM trip, Feb 8-14 Rick Parks, Rene Potvin, Jon New & me

    Ft De Soto Park to Flamingo to East Cape Sable and back with winds to 40 mph (34 kts). WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, 2011

    Gear Lists


Outside this thread: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=35587

    A fortunate change of events: new vertical rudder installed
    A discussion about obtaining and installing the new vertical rudder. Tips on installation. Comments about dealing with an unhelpful Hobie dealer—Hobie support to the rescue.


P. 12 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=165

    The Storm: AI/TI in 40 knot winds, shark encounter, tethered under a capsized boat

    Advice for camping out on an AI/TI on our 7-day Chok-FLM trip

P. 13 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=180

    Chokoloskee to Flamingo, Jan 16-23, 2012...An Inauspicious Beginning: One Sunken AI, One Empty Bottle of Scotch Mark Krawatsky, Tom Reese, Rick Parks (head down), , setting in front of Charlie Fast, Jim Quinlan, Josh Morgan, Nancy and me

    Tiger Key, Feb 10-12, 2012—A “Paddle In” Bust, WaterTribe Icons, and Rudders Rick Parks and me.

P. 14 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=195

    Pavilion Key—New Faces and Good Fishing Jim Quinlan, Gil & Yadira Companioni, Denise & Josh Bowers, Alex Oancea, Erika Fitzgerald, and me.

P. 15 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=210

    Navigating Chokoloskee to Pavilion Key Google Earth images

P. 16 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=225

    Google Earth images for our trip to Cape Romano, Nov 12-14 or 15, 2012

    Cape Romano—A Coastline in Transition Jim Quinlan, Josh Morgan, Terry Wilson, Bill Waller, Nancy, and me

    Terry Wilson’s Cape Romano Trip Report with pictures

P. 17 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=240

    Hakas—Making Camping Easier

    Construction of Expedition Hakas.

    A Couples Camping Trip—Middle Cape Sable Steve & Maria Sanders, Tom & Debbie Turner, Nancy & me

P. 18 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=255

    Flamingo to Chokoloskee: A Trip of Firsts...My solo trip

Outside this thread: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=46308

    DIY “ROIDS” Front Hatch Seal—2 big tests done; it works!
    Description of new, 100% leak-free, front hatch seal

P. 19 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=270

    First Enhancement of My Haka Table Extended angle braces so table would be stronger, more stable

    Seats and Seats—WaterTribe EC2013 Survey of seats on some WaterTribe boats

    A Trip to Pavilion—WaterTribe E2013, Haka Table, Choppers, Rough Waters, and a Good Time

P. 20 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=285

    DIY Expedition Spray Skirts

P. 21 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=300

    Pavilion Key—Last Trip of the 2012-2013 Season in the Everglades 10,000-Island Area…

    Video of Expedition Spray Skirts—A Test and the Anatomy of an Aka Splash

    Miniskirts (Expedition Spray Skirts)—A Name Change and Modifications

P. 22 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=315

    Table of Contents for This Thread

    Rust! A favorite topic of mine, especially when it comes to rusting out cars due to car-topping AI/TIs

    Have you checked your up/down lines lately? Frayed rudder lines due to trailering (or car-topping) AI/TIs long distances


P. 23 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=315

    GoPro Hero 3+ Black Action Camera -- Burst Mode

    Fusioneng's first GoPro video

P. 24 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=345

    Look Ma, no hakas Best test of my bow-post mounted miniskirts w/ video

P. 25 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=360

    Wow! Check Out This GPS Marine & Lake Chart App for Tablets Discussion of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet, it’s GPS capability, and the app “Navionics Harbors&Lakes USA.” Contributions from other forum members.

P. 27 viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=390[/url]

    A number of posts about vacuum sealed bags and camping meals. Continues on P. 28.

P. 28 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=405

    Back to Vacuum seals and Jet Boil meals—kinda rhymes more discussion of camping meals in this post and on this page.

P. 29 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=420

    Once Upon A Time…There was this little girl who wanted to grow up to be a fisherwoman A story

P. 30 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=435

    Proposed Major Trip of the Year: Chokoloskee—Pavilion Key—Hog Key—Highland Beach—Pavilion Key--Chokoloskee

    The 7-Day Loop Trip out of Chokoloskee has been scrapped. Instead, because of more favorable winds, I've decided to do my annual (again, solo) Flamingo to Chokoloskee 7-day trip.

    Miniskirt mounting, Bow Wave Splash Deflector Bar, Navionics App Update on miniskirt mounting, description of "bow wave splash deflector bar," update on utility of Navionics Harbors&Lakes USA app on my Samsung Tab 3.

    Hobie Adventure Island Trailer--Double
    Assembly and wiring Description of my delivery and building of the Trailex Hobie AI double aluminum trailer.



P. 31 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=450

    We're Going to Miss You, Terry
    Cape Romano, Mar 28-31, 2014 Picture story of our trip to remember our friend, Terry Wilson

    Steve Sanders Pictures of Cape Romano Trip—no title

P. 32 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=465

    The Best Fishing Trip Ever
    (with pictures to prove it)
    This was the best fishing trip—there were fish all around, all kinds of fish. Further offshore, there were schools of fish which made the water boil, but all our fishing was done from shore. An amazing trip.

    Discussion of embedded hook removal--WARNING: all methods painful.



P. 33 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=480

    Tonystott describes his miniskirts

    Brief & incomplete discussion with YakAttaque of using the Tandem Island as an expedition boat for solo camp trips. Questions are raised.

    Tonystott describes his miniskirts bow post mount and "wave buster," as well as his double bungee system for connecting akas to amas


P. 34 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&p=237495#p237495

    How to Include Pictures (Images) in Your Hobie Forum Posts--Step by Step Instructions

    Further discussion between YakAttaque and myself regarding the suitability of a TI for camping—weight and tide changes are key.

    AI/TI Use in the Puget Sound Area of Washington State—A User’s Perspective An excellent description of this area’s sailing and camping.

    ChangeMan and Fusioneng discuss wing sails.


P. 35 http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=510

    I’m wondering where YakAttaque is? When are we going to get his trip report?

    Advice to a Friend A short discussion of skin cancer: detection, sun exposure, age, risk factor and occurrence

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:13 am 
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Wow. I can't WAIT for retirement.

Hopefully, all my adventures will need Haka dining tables and a table of contents too. :mrgreen:

Great thread, Keith!


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Great idea Keith! Reading through your terrific tales is really motivating!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:03 am 
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Thanks, NOHUHU and Tony. As fellow posters, we all know it is important to get a bit of feedback on our efforts. Here is another one.

RUST!!

While this thread has been aimed at using our versatile AI/TI for camping, I feel this thread can also be used to instruct (building hakas and miniskirts). One of the seemingly most misunderstood dangers to people’s equipment is corrosion, especially corrosion resulting from a salt water environment. I have no statistics, but my guess is that, as a group, we spend hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars a year on corroded equipment (e.g., corroded akas, fishing equipment, electronics, trailers, and transport vehicles.) My most recent post on corrosion can be seen at http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&p=215704&sid=fe35a83d036110f67d80f15c2b1b4267#p215704

Because of its importance, I am repeating it here.

I've been a long-time critic of roof-topping any kayak/AI/TI because of the inevitable rusting out of your vehicle. If you plan to sell your car every 3-4 yrs, you could pass the rust problem on to the unsuspecting buyer--just be sure he/she is not your friend.

Trailering your boats is a much better idea, but you can be sure if you do not buy a galvanized trailer, or better yet an aluminum trailer, you are going to have serious rust no matter how thoroughly you wash your trailer including springs, axel, etc. If your steel parts (trailer or car) come in contact with ANY salt water (yes, even 1 drop), the rusting will begin. No matter how good the paint job, no matter how thorough the rinse with fresh water, the rust will continue.

This advice is coming to you from a person who has rusted out all kinds of steel equipment in South Florida--even equipment which has never touched salt water. The difference between a salt water environment such as south Florida and a fresh water environment, like the mountain west, is amazing. I have tools in the Rocky Mtn environment that are 25 yrs old and look like new. The same tool in S FL would be covered with rust, maybe unusable, in 5-10 yrs. To the degree possible, all my tools in S FL are kept in boxes/drawers, some sprayed with WD 40, to reduce their exposure to the salt water environment. I live 3 mi from the coast in S FL.

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What needs to be said here as a clarifier as well is that people who live by the sea have the salt air to contend with. Salty dew at night can truly take its toll unlike the saltwater sailor who drives inland enough at the end of the trip so the salt air is not a problem.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:27 am 
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I have had my AI in Florida on vacation, and I have had no real issue with rust. What rusts on the AI? I can see a little corrosion, but aren't our metal parts aluminum?

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There are plenty of bolts, shackles etc which are stainless steel, not stainLESS not stainfree, and you CAN see rust. Have a close look at the bolt-heads for your rudder up/down controls, and you might see some discolouration.

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jzk, you will not see any rust during a week or 2 vacation. There may be a little discoloration on your stainless steel parts, but it is cosmetic and not a problem. The rust I am talking about above is rust to your car due to cartopping your Island. Cartopping any kayak or Island used in saltwater causes inevitable rust to your vehicle. It is like a cancer. You may not see it at first, maybe not for several years, but it is there and it is spreading. Ultimately, it is deadly to your car. If you can see a spot of rust break through your paint, there is much more underneath the paint, and it is spreading. You can pass the problem on to someone else by selling your car every 3-4 yrs, just be sure not to sell it to a friend. Of course, that solution is cowardly and unethical. Better to avoid the rust by NEVER, not once, cartopping your kayak or Island.

Aluminum is also subject to severe corrosion when you have the combination of steel in contact with the aluminum in a saltwater environment. That combination, steel-aluminum-saltwater sets up galvanic corrosion which is extremely corrosive to aluminum. Unlike with your car, this corrosion is impossible to avoid if you use your Island in saltwater. My advice to you is to thoroughly wash your Island with fresh water when your vacation is over. Especially wash the insides of the crossbars and the akas. The saltwater inside these parts continues to accelerate the aluminum corrosion. The corrosion of the crossbars and akas shows up in the form of the paint coming off. Some people ignore this inevitability (these parts become pretty ugly;) others sand their akas down and repaint them.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:39 am 
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Nov 18-21 First Camping Trip of the Season. Back to Cape Romano—Celebrate Terry’s New AI

Terry Wilson did her first camping trip with us last year when we went out of Goodland to Cape Romano. She pedaled/paddled her Hobie Adventure alone on a paddle route, while the rest of us sailed around the tip of Cape Romano. She had one great evening as she fished the cut from the Gulf into Morgan Bay. You can read about it all at http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=225

This year Terry has a new AI, so we are returning to Cape Romano to celebrate in style. I hope you can make it. It will be the first camp trip of the season for most of us. Last year we did it Nov 11-14, but the tides are not great for those dates this year, so I’m suggesting Nov 18-21 (TK is Nov 28.)

The tides are a few inches lower than last year, when it was a bit dicey one night. Our camp had the coordinates: 25⁰ 51.145’N, 81⁰ 41.030’W. The Cape Romano area is subject to year to year changes, but that was a nice site, and we will try to use it again this year.

My apologies to those who can only get out on the weekends. We need to do Cape Romano during the week so that we can use Stan’s Restaurant parking lot, although we will probably launch from the public ramp down the street.

If you have a question, post here or drop me a line at kwellma at gmail dot com.

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Yay and double yay. Now if I can just make the time to get out in the AI this weekend and tryout the spineboards I bought for hakas, I'll be good to go.


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Sorry, this trip has been postponed until Mar 31-Apr 3, 2014. Guaranteed GREAT fishing at that time, and Terry will be an old pro with her new AI.

Return to Cape Romano is close! This can be thought of as a beginner trip. We are celebrating Terry’s first trip using her new AI.

Schedule:
Nov 18…11:30 AM…Launch from Goodland Public launch at end of Palm Point Drive. We will park there or back at Stan’s parking lot. Sail to Cape Romano and camp at last year’s camp. Image

Nov 19…Fish, relax, take photos, whatever--your choice.
Nov 20…ditto
Nov 21…2 PM…Leave Cape Romano, return to Goodland.

Launch times are intended to be near high tides so we don’t have to worry so much about shoals under sail. If you need to leave Cape Romano earlier, it should not be a problem.

I have no idea if our campsite is still available. This shoreline can change dramatically very quickly. For example, here is an image of last year’s camp—Nov 11-14, 2012. Note the cut through into Morgan Bay. Image

A little over 2 months later, on Jan 23, 2013, that cut had been closed:
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It has been about 10 months since that Google Earth image was taken. What will it be this year? Will the cut be back? Will our campsite be washed away? We will find out. What I know for sure is the campsite we used several years ago is gone--the shoreline was about 50-100' further out into the Gulf of Mexico. The sand & beach has been pushed back into the mangroves and Morgan Bay to what you see in the images above.

At this time, participants are Terry, Nancy, Josh Morgan (aka TideTraveller), maybe Don Haynes (aka TriBlue) and myself (Chekika).

If you want to join us, or have questions, call me at 305-979-3362 or email kwellma at gmail dot com. Time is short.

Keith

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First trip of the season for most: Pavilion Key, Dec 5-8, Thu-Sun, 2013

With the re-scheduling of the Cape Romano trip, this trip becomes the first of the season. This can be considered a beginner’s trip, provided you have someone guide you from Chokoloskee or Everglades City to Pavilion Key. You can guide yourself if you are proficient with a GPS--I will furnish a route with wpts to get you from Chok to PAV. Pavilion Key is considered the “Gem of the Everglades.” It is a great place to spend a long weekend. You can sail, fish, walk the beach, take tons of pictures, swim, and explore other keys as well as Pavilion. At early morning low tide you should be able to walk the flat to the west side of the key to see a variety of sea creatures. I hope you can make it. You can read about last spring's PAV trip at http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=300 Scroll down the page to the PAV trip.

Time is short, so if you are going to join us, let me know ASAP. Questions can be posted here or call or write me at kwellma at gmail dot com.

Current people planning to do the trip are:
Terry Wilson
Ted Jean
Jim & Yvonne Quinlan
Don Haynes
Sharon Hutkowski
Geoff Kendrick
Joshua Morgan
Pat Owen
Charlie Fast
Nancy Wellman

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Have you checked your up/down lines lately?

When trailering your AI, the vertical rudder does not stay centered; at least it doesn’t on my 2011 Adventure Island. The first little bump causes the tiller to drop down and the rudder swings counter-clockwise. Once this happens, leverage prevents the rudder from re-centering. When the rudder swings off-center, the up/down rudder lines rub on the rudder pin guide and abrade. Over time and many miles of trailering, those lines become badly frayed. Here are some pictures.

Rudder turned counter-clockwise
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The lines chafe as they rub on the guide during trailering.

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Close-up of the frayed lines

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Ideally, you would like the rudder fixed in a centered position with the lines passing through the middle of the guide.

My simple solution is to put a stainless steel pin (1/8”cotter pin) directly through the tiller and into a 9/64” hole in the hull, as seen in this picture.

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The pin fixes the tiller in position to maintain the rudder centered on the hull and the up/down rudder lines centered in the guide. There should be no wear on the lines when trailering the boat.

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Happy holidays,

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