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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:59 pm 
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Question? How may I contact the administrator to gain permission for posting images?

I'd like to show how I am preparing my Hobie Mirage Classic (2000) for conversion to a Trimaran like Kirk did.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:13 pm 
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tomtrike wrote:
Question? How may I contact the administrator to gain permission for posting images?

I'd like to show how I am preparing my Hobie Mirage Classic (2000) for conversion to a Trimaran like Kirk did.

Tom


Hi Tom,

I just use http://www.photobucket.com and upload the pictures there and copy and paste the img link over here. Photobucket is free to use.

I can't wait to see your pictures/progress on the Classic.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Thanks Kirk. I'll give photobucket a try.

Tom


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Here is the Hobie Classic I plan to change into a trimaran:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Kirk,

I must have done something wrong. No photos showed up :?

Tom


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:12 am 
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tomtrike wrote:
Kirk,

I must have done something wrong. No photos showed up :?

Tom


Tom,

Make sure you have [ img ] at the beginning and [ /img ] at the end of the link or just click on the Img link on the selection list above. That's what I do.

Kirk


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:36 am 
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Tom,
That mast step looks brilliant!
Great work! 8)
Here's how to do it:
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:45 am 
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Tom,

I love that mast step on your Classic.

Can't wait to see the pictures of the Spring Creek conversion.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:37 am 
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Here's the rest of my photos.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:50 am 
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tomtrike wrote:
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Here's the rest of my photos.

Tom


Nice!

Great pictures!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:06 am 
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Thanks to Stringy and Kirk I was finally able to put the photos online.

The mast step is the tube for the factory step inserted into a thwart and base I made from white oak.

My trailer is made from a beach cart plus two aluminum tubes covered with pipe foam insulation. My recumbent trike has 63 gears, so no problem towing it to the ramp 0.8 miles (1.28 km) from my home.

I plan to order the 45 inch crossbar so that I may experiment with up to 7 foot maximum spacing for the amas. That will be the same proportion as the Adventure Island Trimaran which has 9 foot spacing for the amas with a 16 foot main hull. My old 2000 Classic Hobie is 13 foot long, so I calculated 7 foot might be ok.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:56 pm 
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That is GREAT!

Nicely done and ingenious!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:58 pm 
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I spoke to Chuck at Spring Creek today and ordered the Stabilizer Package and brackets to mount it on both our kayaks. ( The Sport and the Classic Hobie )

He will powder coat all the metal parts black for me.

Couldn't get white floats, so I ordered the red ones.

The parts should be here for my 75th birthday next month. :-)

Tom


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:20 pm 
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tomtrike wrote:
I spoke to Chuck at Spring Creek today and ordered the Stabilizer Package and brackets to mount it on both our kayaks. ( The Sport and the Classic Hobie )

He will powder coat all the metal parts black for me.

Couldn't get white floats, so I ordered the red ones.

The parts should be here for my 75th birthday next month. :-)

Tom


Hi Tom,

I can't wait to see the final project.

Congrats on your 75th!

:)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Thanks for the info Tom. Enjoy your birthday and the retired life. Don't forget to post pics!


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