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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:41 pm 
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Aloha friends. I know there must be a thread on this somewhere, but I can not find it. The problem I am having is that when I am admittedly a bit overloaded (humans totaling 550+ lbs plus gear) on my TI—with tramps on and at least one human on a tramp—the akas don't sit fully into the amas (2012 model). The akas lift far enough out, it ends up cracking the top of the amas where the akas settle in due to all the action. Perhaps there is no solving this with the weight I have on it, but we really enjoy the all family sail and the craft handles well otherwise. Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:40 pm 
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I don’t get how any extra weight would cause the aka (bars) to lift out of the ama (floats). There’s no weight on the ama itself right?
It sounds to me more like your ama are drooping as a result of bungees losing their tension. Upgrade your ama bungees or do the double bungee mod if not done already.
https://www.hobie.com/au/en/forums/view ... 0&p=285842


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:41 pm 
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stringy wrote:
I don’t get how any extra weight would cause the aka (bars) to lift out of the ama (floats). There’s no weight on the ama itself right?
It sounds to me more like your ama are drooping as a result of bungees losing their tension. Upgrade your ama bungees or do the double bungee mod if not done already.
https://www.hobie.com/au/en/forums/view ... 0&p=285842

@stringy
I have been searching forums for hours, many “tiny pic no longer available “
Can you direct me to _any_ photos perhaps with close ups of feet of Bimini attached to ?aka’s? I think with ?knuckles?
It is very sunny here in SW Florida 26.6 deg north and I find need of a Bimini just to wander aimlessly about pedaling

I’m dragging my AI up on a concrete dock with pool noodles to keep from scraping bottom
exploring and find I need H-bar to stand up to get out also
Thanks for all your help also.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:39 pm 
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stringy wrote:
I don’t get how any extra weight would cause the aka (bars) to lift out of the ama (floats). There’s no weight on the ama itself right?
It sounds to me more like your ama are drooping as a result of bungees losing their tension. Upgrade your ama bungees or do the double bungee mod if not done already.
https://www.hobie.com/au/en/forums/view ... 0&p=285842


Thanks much for the comments and suggestion. It is possible I need new shock cord, and I do like the doubling tip there, I will try to dial it in and see if the helps. I have wondered if all the weight on the hull makes it drop in the water deeper and that was effecting the position of the amas to akas. I'm sailing this weekend so I'll try to observe and/or tighten my cords. If that's not working I'll take some photos and post them. And no, there was no weight on my amas when this problem occurs. Happy Aloha Friday!

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