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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:50 am 
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Hi! I have read previous comments on this topic, but haven't managed to find anything decisive. It seems that the standard way to install the ama kit on a hobie is on the back of the kayak. However, at least one forum member recommended installation on the front, as it allowed for paddling. Any recommendations? Is it impossible to paddle if the ama kit is installed on the back?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:28 am 
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Based on the videos I've watched it's really hard to paddle with the SideKick Ama Kit behind the seat. Almost impossible to get a full paddle stroke. For me with it in the front portion of the kayak it would get in the way of fishing. For these reasons I won't buy this kit (or a Revo 13 as I would need the stabilizers for added stability).


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:41 am 
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For "splash" reasons you would want them behind you. If you`re in the mood to paddle just remove the outer tubes and place them under the bungies. You can mod the sidekicks with a "hinge" if you want. https://imgur.com/nDbc20J


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am 
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oldyaker wrote:
For "splash" reasons you would want them behind you. If you`re in the mood to paddle just remove the outer tubes and place them under the bungies. You can mod the sidekicks with a "hinge" if you want. https://imgur.com/nDbc20J


I've heard Hobie state the same thing about removing them. Wouldn't taking them off negate the reason for having them in the first place?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:07 pm 
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Only when you paddle, besides you can`t tip over with a paddle in your hands.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 pm 
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You sure made Captain fast, took me 7 years.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:34 am 
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Thanks for the feedback! I think I'll probably install it on the back, to avoid the splash.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:55 am 
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oldyaker wrote:
You sure made Captain fast, took me 7 years.


oldyaker it took me about 5 minutes to figure out what you're talking about lol. I still don't know how all that ranking stuff works. All I've done is make a few posts here and there.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:44 pm 
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oldyaker wrote:
For "splash" reasons you would want them behind you. If you`re in the mood to paddle just remove the outer tubes and place them under the bungies. You can mod the sidekicks with a "hinge" if you want. https://imgur.com/nDbc20J


Are there any links/instruction to doing the 'hinge' mod

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 pm 
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https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic. ... =Bike+rack


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:44 pm 
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Thanks for that oldyaker. I recon this why forums are sooooo much better than fast social media (bookface etc)


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