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Kayak Sailing / Re: How much water is too much inside Hobie AI ???
« on: July 07, 2024, 07:59:02 AM »
Inside the hull there is also a hook/keep near the round hatch that will tuck the plastic tubes against the inside top of the hull. The concave downward bend of the plastic tubes will also help in not bringing water in.

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Kayak Sailing / Re: How much water is too much inside Hobie AI ???
« on: July 07, 2024, 07:43:53 AM »
Today I went to SC, mostly to escape the heat. There was a nice cool fog all morning. Later, there was quite a bit of wind (the sheep came out to play), and I sailed for several hours in those fairly sloppy conditions.

After I got home, there was about 3-4 times as much water inside as previously. Upon close inspection, I found that one of those little plastic tubes that a rudder line passes through was out of place (not completely out, but far enough out that it was loose fitting). I suspect that the rudder and steering lines are the main cause of the water that I'm getting inside the hull. If anybody has any suggestions on how to make those more water-resistant, LMK...

Here is a modification I found on youtube to seal that area better. I have not tried it myself but looks much more water tight than what i have now. The edges of my plastic tubes are actually cracked/ eroded away.

https://youtu.be/Swwr8zLOs3I?feature=shared


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Kayak Sailing / Re: Mr. X rides again!
« on: July 01, 2024, 06:25:32 AM »
Wow congrats Mr. X!!

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If price is not a concern Iíd go seeker 270 and an Avet sx

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Congrats on the limit!  Perseverance paid off.

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Hobie Kayaks / Re: Hobie to make Adventure Islands again???
« on: June 17, 2024, 07:56:21 AM »
Thatís great news. Hopefully the leaky problems will be fixed in the returning generation.

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Kayak Sailing / Re: How much water is too much inside Hobie AI ???
« on: June 13, 2024, 08:07:29 PM »
I noticed a lot of water coming through the rudder line holes. In roughish water and at speeds greater than 5mph, the stern of my AI will sometimes take a dip under the surface. Note: I am stern-heavy since I am motorized.

Do you think it's the rudder line holes or possibly the rear round hatch? In my case, I use larger diameter rudder lines and can't believe that a lot of water gets through those holes. But, both of the round hatches could be an issue.

I am pretty certain it is the rudder line holes in my case. I have not observed much water coming over the rear round hatch when moving at higher speeds.
The round hatches are tough to seal. I try to remember to lube the o-rings often and I keep a couple car wash sponges under my seat. Both seem to help a little, but Iíve become ok with finding a couple quarts of water in the hull after moving around in rougher conditions.

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Kayak Sailing / Re: How much water is too much inside Hobie AI ???
« on: June 13, 2024, 04:53:04 PM »
I noticed a lot of water coming through the rudder line holes. In roughish water and at speeds greater than 5mph, the stern of my AI will sometimes take a dip under the surface. Note: I am stern-heavy since I am motorized.

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General Talk / Re: Getting squid ink stains off kayak
« on: June 13, 2024, 12:00:06 PM »
Mr clean magic erasers work but shouldnít go too crazy with it since it is an abrasive

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Vintage Penn 209 for rockfish?
« on: June 11, 2024, 01:23:05 PM »
Hey, quick question - what line are you guys running on these reels? Only gonna fish metal spools - thinking 30lb mono backing to 30 or 40lb braid on top. Pretty much gonna be for striper/halibut/bottom fishing, maybe an occasional sturgeon day here and there.

I have a couple of mine set up with 50lb powerpro. Reason for that is because sometimes the thinner diameter lines sneak into the gap between the spool and the frame, which can sometimes lead to heartbreak while fighting a fish. And yes I use a 30lb mono backing as well

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Vintage Penn 209 for rockfish?
« on: June 10, 2024, 01:06:32 PM »
Sweet collection you got there Squidder K! The extra narrow Tiburon frames are awesome

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Vintage Penn 209 for rockfish?
« on: June 10, 2024, 06:08:17 AM »
Wow $35 for 3 reels- sweet deal! If I remember correctly the 209 and jigmaster are pretty similar in size. Keep in mind that for the jigmaster there are many different aftermarket narrowing kits, so you can customize one to pretty much any width you like.

Enjoy the new reels! If i see a good deal on a lefty jigmaster Iíll remember to let you know

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Vintage Penn 209 for rockfish?
« on: June 09, 2024, 06:30:11 PM »
I am also a fan of vintage Penns and also crank lefty. My favorite setup for halibut is a narrowed jigmaster on a seeker 270. I may be biased, but Iíd say wait for a jigmaster. Squidders and surfmasters also come in lh, so you can keep an eye out for those too. Have you tried asking if anyone has one for sale in the alantani forum or vintage Penn reels facebook group? I had some luck finding mine in both those groups

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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / NRS Farmer John wetsuit closeout
« on: June 04, 2024, 06:16:01 PM »
NRS has the 3mm Ignitor farmer john wetsuit on clearance. $57.50 with free shipping. Canít beat that. Good time to get a replacement or spare. Also on sale is the 3mm jacket. Good for them cold crabby days.

https://www.nrs.com/nrs-mens-30-ignitor-wetsuit/p89x

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Wanted To Buy / Re: Kayak Hoist
« on: May 30, 2024, 04:38:38 PM »
I have one listed in the classifieds. Harken Hoister rated up to 200lb. $150 obo

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