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

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

#1 Post by tonystott » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:27 pm

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#2 Post by Jamie D » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:31 pm

Surely that can't be how the TI is supposed to ride through slop ? The load rating must have been exceeded or the spread of weight over the kayak wasn't even enough or something , because the amount of water coming over the deck in that video just didn't look right.

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#3 Post by MarkoFreto » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:01 am

yeah mate nicely done .. :snic:

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#4 Post by Drew » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:36 am

is the TI really that wet of a ride, Tony?

I was watching Paddlefield earlier today, and Josh looks like he gets a fair bit of water over the front as well...

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#5 Post by tonystott » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:41 am

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 environment than PAs etc)
Sharpness of chop. The bow will pierce "sharp" waves

I have had spray go well over my head while sailing my TI solo on >inshore< waters, due to the second two factors. I gad reefed more than half the sail, but even with such small sail area, we were screaming (relative term!) across the water, sticking the bow through the little waves, filling the cockpit each time and wetting the sail over my head. FDun plus!
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#6 Post by Paulioq » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:40 am

i like the song lol I'm not much of a beach cat sailor but don't you usually depower the sail lol. a beach cat will do exactly the same thing the wind will just drive you down in to the water like that (maybe even a pitchpole and a bit of peterpan action). hate to say it my pa14 is a wet ride aswell in a leeward swell when it blows up and have driven the bow right under water in Morton bay chop 2 to 3 foot and 20kts woohoo

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#7 Post by tonystott » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:53 pm

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 back to the mast (only half and inch deep admittedly)
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#8 Post by XDCammer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:21 pm

Your always going to get that action on a down winder. That's why he had his sail reefed in.

On the new AI's, (2015 and above), (not sure about TI's), they have much more volume in the bow (due to the seat upgrade) so that diving won't happen as much, (although they weigh 20 KG more).

The bow diving was never a issue to me (it was the nature of the beast in the older units 2006/14). The newer models tack quicker and travel faster than the older ones, which, I have tested on the Clarance River in a race, with a 2014 unit.

Is speed an issue? I think not.

As long as you have fun on the water and that grin appears at the end of the sailing day.....that's all that matters.

I think the earlier models look sleeker and sexier, but, call me an old romantic.


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