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 Post subject: Trailering
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:42 pm 
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I am in the preliminary stage of looking into a tandem island purchase. Does anyone have a recommendation on a trailer for this model? Thanks much!


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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:11 pm 
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We have a custom designed Trailex trailer for the Tandem Island.

38652001 TRAILER HOBIE ALUM KAYAK TI

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You need to add cradles:

72020402 CRADLE SET - TDM ISL TRAILER

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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:14 pm 
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What Matt suggested may not be the most inexpensive solution, but it is the best by miles. The trailer is sprung "soft" enough protect the boat on the highway and pulls easily. If needed, you can unhook it from your car and roll it to the water by hand - it's very light. It simply "fits" the AI/TI boats better than anything else. It won't rust or corrode.


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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:22 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
What Matt suggested may not be the most inexpensive solution, but it is the best by miles. The trailer is sprung "soft" enough protect the boat on the highway and pulls easily. If needed, you can unhook it from your car and roll it to the water by hand - it's very light. It simply "fits" the AI/TI boats better than anything else. It won't rust or corrode.

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However, I would skip on the cradles and just go with PVC bunks.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
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We have noted some issues with bunks running along the scupper crease. This has been shown to push the floor up in some models.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:47 am 
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mmiller wrote:
We have noted some issues with bunks running along the scupper crease. This has been shown to push the floor up in some models.

Which models?

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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:44 am 
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Various, but you can see if the floor is level. The scuppers would start to look like volcanoes (mountains) if it is happening.

Personally I think the best overall solution is a combination of cradles and bunks for best support if you are concerned about cradles not offering enough support.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:21 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Various, but you can see if the floor is level. The scuppers would start to look like volcanoes (mountains) if it is happening.

Personally I think the best overall solution is a combination of cradles and bunks for best support if you are concerned about cradles not offering enough support.


The cradles oil canned my TI and they only lasted 1 season before becoming brittle and cracking (boat and trailer were stored in garage). Additionally, they made getting the TI on and off much harder than PVC. No offense, but I just don't think they are worth what Hobie charges for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Trailering
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Here is my baby on the trailex with the TI cradles​.Image

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