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 Post subject: Folding technique video
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:15 pm 
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Folding technique video.

I have added several instructional video segments to our support pages about unpacking, inflating, deflating and re-packing Hobie Mirage inflatables into their travel bags.

http://www.hobiecat.com/support/index-kayak.html

Scroll down to the inflatables product section.

Video segments include:

Hobie Mirage i-9 Un-Fold (Flash Video)
Hobie Mirage i-9 Fold (Flash Video)

Hobie Mirage i-12 Un-Fold (Flash Video)
Hobie Mirage i-12 Fold (Flash Video)

Hobie Mirage i-14 Un-Fold (Flash Video)
Hobie Mirage i-14 Fold (Flash Video)

Packing Accessories into Travel Bag (all models)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:17 pm 
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Very informative videos. The only difference is that when stowing, being rather lazy I put the bag over the folded boat rather than lift or position the boat over the bag:
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Tuck the corners...
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flip the package and continue as per the video.
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This way you never have to lift the entire boat or adjust the bag from underneath the boat.

When unpacking, I do the reverse -- open the bag, flip it and lift the bag off the folded boat. Just keeping it simple and easy. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:23 am 
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Thanks Roadrunner!

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G'day Roadrunner

Roadrunner wrote:
Very informative videos. The only difference is that when stowing, being rather lazy I put the bag over the folded boat rather than lift or position the boat over the bag:
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Your not lazy mate, your method of packing is much safer on the back. I have used this technique from day one on my i12.

Thanks for reinforcing a useful and safe packing method.

Regards Tasman


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 Post subject: another way to pack
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:24 am 
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Hi guys,

i tried another way to pack, but sorry, no pictures:

before deflating the boat (after wiping it), i lay the bag open on the floor and set the boat right over it. With experience you learn which way works best and in which position to place the bag relative to the boat.

Then you deflate the boat, fold it as per instruction and you end up (most of the time) with the folded boat right on the bag. Then you slide the corners into it...

works great. I also us a plastic sheet to lay on the floor when only muddy or very wet surfaces are available.

cheers, from Switzerland


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