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 Post subject: AMA kit on Mirage Oasis
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:55 pm 
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I am mounting an AMA kit on my mirage Oasis. I am thinking that the optimal mounting spot is toward the center of the kayak rather than behind the rear seat. My thinking is that the pontoon would tend to affect steering more toward the rear of the kayak if it heeled over enough to have the pontoon enter the water. I am new to sailing and maybe this would not matter. I would be a bit easier to mount behind the rear seat due to the witdth of the tandem. I would appreciate info. from someone with a similar boat. Thanks in advance.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:31 am 
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Behind is probably best. The pontoons tend to throw water at you. :D

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:53 am 
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Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:50 pm
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Location: sacramento california
I’ve used the ama kit and have sailed all over the place with it mounted behind the seat it has not caused any issues as long as I’ve had the sailing rudder. When I mount the kit I’ve used through bolts or an old style molly wall anchor if unable to reach inside the hull. Both mounts have been rock solid 12 years and counting. AMAs are way better than trying to sail upside down.

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