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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:30 pm 
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I was surprised when I read in the manual that it is not recommended to store the kayak on the Hobie cart. The reason they say is it can deform the hull and scupper tubes.

I wanted to be able to quickly load/unload the boat in my pickup, so leaving the cart in would be ideal. I did not want to remove the cart every time I got home, and install it each time before loading. The kayak is heavy enough that it’s annoying, and I don’t like turning it on the sides.

I think I came up with an approach to safely storing the kayak on the ground with the Hobie cart still installed. I had Yakima foam roof blocks that seemed to fit in between the cart and the kayak perfectly, and the scupper tubes are not resting on the hard car plastic collars.

If any one thinks this can still deform the hull please tell me. Here are some pics:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:28 pm 
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When I first got my Outback, I stored it the same way you have in the pictures. Still deformed the hull. This unit is heavy. That being said, I find no ill results from the deform hull. I am sure there is, I just don't see the effects.

You should store your Outback upside down. You may have to support it, say with a couple of 2x6's. I put a 2x6 at the Mirage well and just behind the seat. This is where the boat has the strongest structural support (Pre 2019 Outbacks).


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:07 am 
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If you pad some milk crates or something to help support forward and aft of the cart... to spread the load... That would work.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:45 am 
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I just got my 2019 Outback and that is a big help Matt!


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