My 30 year old friends got me into coastal kayak fishing (northern California). I'm 50 with a AI. The AI without any ama's is too sketchy so I'll go out with at least one. My question is if they are out trolling for strippers will my mirage drive be able to offset the drag of the ama? For a while i entertained the thought of running the AI fully rigged but i realize be it would be hard to stay on the same course with them.
I suppose i could add a trolling motor. Any advice is appreciated.
It's difficult to fish with other non Hobie AI's in island mode. You'll find you can move much faster. You could encircle them from time to time. A motor is a huge plus in all aspects of motion with an Island.
Another issue is surf. If they are operating mono hull Hobies and launching in tough surf where rolling over is a distinct possibility, then you definitely will not want to launch your AI in island mode. Go mono hull and then you are on a comparable speed level with them.