I thought I posted this, but can't find it anywhere. So if it's here in some forum I forgot about please forgive me. OTOH maybe I forgot to hit submitt after preview???
I went to Ace looking for a 4" fitting I could convert to a mast holder for the AI.
Realize that the old 20 ft sq sail could be stashed. The AI needs a holder for:
1. Draw bridges
2. Putting sail away after reaching fishing destination,
3. Getting sail out of way while fighting large fish.
Instead of letting me purchase a 4" connector a staff member went to their supply room and cut me two rings off some surplus ABS 4" pipe. I then cut one in half, and mounted it with hose clamps.
Hopfully the bungie cord will keep a wave from bouncing the thing out of it's holders.
I don't know how long the ABS will standup before cracking
There should be room in the AI after market for a more professional made version. Either Hobie could contract for them, or have a third party handle the item.