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by tonystott
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Hand Bilge Pump Type?
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Hand Bilge Pump Type?

I added some 1" clear plastic tubing (with angled end to get to the bottom of the hull) to my Hobie manual bilge pump, and then added this fitting in one of the drink holders. When the pump is inserted, the hole is basically sealed, and pumping sends the water overboard. https://oi235.photobucket.co...
by tonystott
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Midcoast Kayak Fishing Club
Topic: Any hobie island clubs around lake Mac
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Any hobie island clubs around lake Mac

Unfortunately my own Island sailing activities have been slightly thwarted due to hip replacement, toe amputation and five spinal surgeries (yeah, HCF paid over $500k :( ), so my TI sits forlornly in my garage waiting for my next outing. However, there is definitely Island activity out there. There ...
by tonystott
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Good remount videos
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Good remount videos

Related... Some very helpful guys in Victoria produced comprehensive video on recovering from a capsize of a Hobie Island.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XjdqMUjbms
by tonystott
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Main
Topic: GPS apps on phones
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: GPS apps on phones

bop34 wrote "I didn't realize that navonics can be downloaded to Google Earth . How do we do this." Unfortunately I don't have a currently saved track I can use to build up the instructions, but I recall that once you have saved tracks (or routes, can't recall which), the menu gives you the opportun...
by tonystott
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Main
Topic: GPS apps on phones
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: GPS apps on phones

Navionics can save to your phone, and you can then view your track in Google Earth
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by tonystott
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Bit of a rescue needed - New Years Eve
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Bit of a rescue needed - New Years Eve

Pop into KMart or similar and buy half s dozen pool noodles. Stuff them inside the hull, on the sides, and you might even be able to "bury" them up inside the rails, so you hardly lose any storage space. Even 4 noodles inside will make a huge difference to the kayak when filled with water, but obvio...
by tonystott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The 'Drive In'
Topic: Hilarious slo-mo demo of a wet ride in a Hobie Tandem Island
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Hilarious slo-mo demo of a wet ride in a Hobie Tandem Island

An Island, having a furling sail, is far more versatile in stronger winds, compared to almost all off-the-beach sailboats. I have no qualms in sailing in 20+ knots of wind (not on long distance trips of course. I know when my TI is hitting its straps on smooth water when the bow wave covers the bow ...
by tonystott
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: The 'Drive In'
Topic: Hilarious slo-mo demo of a wet ride in a Hobie Tandem Island
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Hilarious slo-mo demo of a wet ride in a Hobie Tandem Island

Sorry I only found this FIVE YEARS LATER!!! Yes, it CAN be as wet a ride as that, depending on three factora Load on board . More mass = more inertia to punch through waves rather than rise over them Speed Obviously the faster you go, the greater the impact into waves (this is a whole different envi...
by tonystott
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Inactive Members being deleted ......
Replies: 18
Views: 1971

Re: Inactive Members being deleted ......

What a classic! Well done Roberta! Merry Christmas x
by tonystott
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Moffats Shark Attack
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: Moffats Shark Attack

Pool noodles can be slipped along the hull sides up under the gunwales. I have five inside my Tandem Island, which, in combination with the standArd ncluded foam blocks, provides enough flotation to support nopt jut the hull, but crew as well (not so much above the water, but at least on the surfzce)
by tonystott
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Main
Topic: Moffats Shark Attack
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: Moffats Shark Attack

Or, Jamie, it could be just that numerically, there are more Hobies out there than other types.
by tonystott
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Main
Topic: The Elephant in the Room!
Replies: 60
Views: 7701

Re: The Elephant in the Room!

I HATE Facebook as a medium for people with common interests together It is no coincidence that posts on Facebook slide past into history, just like the contents of used toilet paper. If you don't believe me, just go to Facebook on your own computer, and try to find a post which appeared two weeks a...
by tonystott
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Main
Topic: Ad now, for something completely different clever new "yak"
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Ad now, for something completely different clever new "yak"

Well I'll be buttered on both sides. This jigger seems to be a really well thought out yak/SUP/dinghy thing. This video shows heaps of clever features that must make this one of the most versatile things (having trouble coming up with a name for this animal) out there. I am particularly impressed wi...
by tonystott
Thu May 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Main
Topic: eBay Kayak Beach Trolley - Who here has tried them?
Replies: 15
Views: 1610

Re: eBay Kayak Beach Trolley - Who here has tried them?

LODO wrote:I might have to look for this Hobie Forum ... I've found some FB pages, but not a forum.

Will be interested to have a look.

Thanks
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