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Tandem Island Power Tower with Audio System
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Author:  vvortex3 [ Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Tandem Island Power Tower with Audio System

I'm rigging out a new TI for general fun sailing and fishing. I really liked the "Power Tower" modification done by Victor from the Hobie Fishing Team out of Austin so I decided to give it a try. I am by no means a professional so any feedback is welcome.

I bought the Hobie H-Bar meant for the 2021 Pro Angler. The center bar will be too long. I ended up having to cut it to a desired length and then drill a new hole through it for the bolt that connects it together. Other than that everything mounted up nicely.

The fairleads are C. Sherman Johnson Stanchion Mount fairleads

They come with a stainless hose clamp that is too short to work. I ordered 2" diameter marine grade stainless hose clamps from amazon that are 1/2" wide. They fit and worked fine.

The speaker system is a JBL Boombox Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker.

I'm still figuring out how I'd like to mount it. The picture below shows me attempting to mount it with a hobie h-rail universal plate, and the two h-rail adapters that come with the h-bar kit.



Author:  winfield100 [ Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tandem Island Power Tower with Audio System

i am just curious. what are the two cages for with the floats inside. do they rest on the bottom?

Author:  Chess [ Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tandem Island Power Tower with Audio System

Hi, vvortex3.

I realised you had opened another thread, so I will share my doubt here too. First of all, congratulations, because your set-up is quite impressive. I am considering the installation of the h-bar on the Tandem Island that I have ordered. I would like to know if you can actually plug the Hobie Trax 2-30 Cart into the back scupper holes when you're sailing, with the h-bar deployed. I'm not sure it fits.



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