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Author:  plfinch [ Thu May 03, 2018 11:59 am ]
Post subject:  Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

I currently have an Oasis with Hobie Sidekick amas installed behind the rear seat. I would really like to add Boondox Landing Gear as well. The take everything off and roll the kayak on its side to install cart thing is getting old. I would only use the Boonedox to get to and from the water and would not leave the wheels installed while on the water. Conversely, I have no need for the amas on land. So an ideal solution for me would be one single mount that can be used with Boondox or amas. Has anyone fashioned an adapter or made changes to accommodate using Hobie's Sidekick (or another company's) amas with the Boonedox Landing Gear mount?

Peter

Author:  oldyaker [ Thu May 03, 2018 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

Boonedox landing gear would be a lot easier but have you considered wheels that don`t float?

Author:  Pescatoral Pursuit [ Thu May 03, 2018 6:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

I think it's a great idea as looking as the boonedox tubes cam fit in the side kick bar, you're golden.

Author:  plfinch [ Thu May 03, 2018 8:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

oldyaker wrote:
Boonedox landing gear would be a lot easier but have you considered wheels that don`t float?


Much of my kayaking is off sandy beaches with light to moderate surf, sometimes alone and sometimes the two of us. I would not want to try and install or remove the cart while in the water due to surf. I use the heavy duty cart with beach tires now to transport from trailer or cottage to water and back but wheels are left onshore. I can lift and shift the back of the Oasis to remove the cart but have to lean it over on the side to insert the cart.

Just seems tilting the kayak only a little for the Boonedox would be a lot easier and if I could attach the amas to the Boonedox mount (wheels removed and amas installed before lauching, amas removed and wheels installed after beaching) I would only need one mount.

Peter

Author:  oldyaker [ Thu May 03, 2018 9:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

Just watched a Boonedox video and it looks like you could just insert the sidekick tube into the boonedox mount. Drill holes at 3,12,and 9-o-clock in the sidekick tube and use the thumb screw to obtain the three different height positions. (12-o-clock being the mid or level position) If needed, I found that the center post from a crutch fits inside the sidekick tube. https://imgur.com/ss5SOYb I like your idea.

Author:  fourtogo [ Fri May 04, 2018 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

Would really like to see this , I have Boonedox Landing gear on a Outback seems doable

Author:  VaBeach1 [ Mon May 07, 2018 7:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

I just looked at mine (boonedox and sidekicks) - all you would need to do is drill a hole on each side of the sidekick tubing and use a 2" T-Bolt to attach it on the top of the Boonedox.

The sidekick tubes do not fit into the Boonedox- not even close...

Author:  909engineer [ Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

Reviving an old topic.

Has anyone taken this to completion? Or how about a DIY landing gear that uses the Sidekick mount?

Author:  Swfinatic [ Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

I wouldn't trust the AMA Sidekick mount (that is mounted to the kayak) to hold serving as a base for the landing gear. It's only mounted with 2 well nuts on each side. Well nuts are strong but not that strong.

Only way I see this working is installing the Boondox landing gear then figuring out a way to convert the sidekicks to slide in and out of the landing gear base.

Author:  basslogic [ Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

I already had the Boonedox installed on my 2019 Revo 13 when I decided to put the Amas on so I installed them in front of the Boonedox and they work a treat. I had to modify the tube install on the Amas by cutting the the tube in half to narrow the width then I re sleeved the ama tube with a piece of aluminum tube, four pop rivets and a can of black spray pack done and dusted. And I use both the Boonedox and Amas in each time I take my Hobie.

Author:  whiskey299 [ Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

basslogic wrote:
I already had the Boonedox installed on my 2019 Revo 13 when I decided to put the Amas on so I installed them in front of the Boonedox and they work a treat. I had to modify the tube install on the Amas by cutting the the tube in half to narrow the width then I re sleeved the ama tube with a piece of aluminum tube, four pop rivets and a can of black spray pack done and dusted. And I use both the Boonedox and Amas in each time I take my Hobie.


Could you possibly take a photo of your setup? I would be interested in replicating it. Thanks

Author:  Swfinatic [ Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Boonedox Landing Gear and Hobie Sidekick Amas

Nice work basslogic. I know pics aren't easy to post here but if you have a pic or 2 of your installs that would be great.

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