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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: TI vs AI  (Read 413 times)

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Wildrooster

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been taking the wife out on the AI
its a wet ride of course the tandem would be more comfortable for her and allow better control  since she would not be in my lap
 but would it be any drier
and is the TI relly that much more to load and unload
glade you made it
now let's get our fish on

Ascend FS128T
Hobie AI yellow


NowhereMan

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been taking the wife out on the AI
its a wet ride of course the tandem would be more comfortable for her and allow better control  since she would not be in my lap...

The jokes practically write themselves...
This one goes to 11...


Fish Monkey

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I’ve had a TI for 2 years and bought it so my wife and I could enjoy being on the water together. I load & unload the boat myself. I use a Rhino Rack and have loaded it on top of my Sequoia and Tacoma. It isn’t light, but with practice, you can “almost” make it look easy. Frankly, the most difficult thing is lifting the bow up from shoulder height to overhead to clear the Rhino Rack. After that, it’s easy peasy.
I’m 61, 5’-7”, and not in super physical shape, but I can load it solo.
Good luck!!!


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I've never handled an AI before, but I would assume its not light enough to be moved without wheels by one person.  Following that assumption I doubt you will notice much difference between the two kayaks.  I love my tandem island.  2 people fishing its perfect, even 3 at times makes for a fun time.   


yatzmail

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I think most if not all tandems the front take more splashing than the rear rider. I noticed that in both my hobie tandem i14 and outfitter.
It will definitely be lesser of a wet ride in the TI than AI.
Jason

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