Return to Hobie.com

Hobie Forums

It is currently Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:12 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:32 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:59 pm
Posts: 586
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
I don't know if this link will work or not but I cant waste any more time on trying to make image hoster's work.

https://www.facebook.com/PlywoodPirates ... =3&theater

This Revo Mod was almost keeping up with my 2016 AI in a light breeze, it would be even faster if it had a good sail instead of that badly modded Hobie sail. (Sorry Ken.) A sailboard daggerboard has been added.

_________________
Fair Skies, Max.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:09 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Posts: 736
skymax wrote:
I don't know if this link will work or not but I cant waste any more time on trying to make image hoster's work.

https://www.facebook.com/PlywoodPirates ... =3&theater

This Revo Mod was almost keeping up with my 2016 AI in a light breeze, it would be even faster if it had a good sail instead of that badly modded Hobie sail. (Sorry Ken.) A sailboard daggerboard has been added.


Nice!
I really wish those FINN floats were available here in the USA.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:32 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:59 pm
Posts: 586
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
I'm sorry to hear that, they are well-made and popular over here, I know Two guys just in my area who have them on their Revolutions.
When my AI gets too heavy for my age I am going to convert my REVO16 to them.

Perhaps if you contacted FINN directly in Australia they could ship?

http://www.finnkayaks.com/galleries/outriggers/

_________________
Fair Skies, Max.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:49 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Posts: 736
I sent them a message, Thanks Skymax. It would be interesting to see how their product would compare in cost to Hobie's amas from an Adventure Island.

Question for you, does the Finn outrigger kit only come with straight aluminum tube arms? Or could they provide bent tubes so the floats could be angled up out of the water (to allow more heeling action)?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:37 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Posts: 736
I heard back from Finn, they do not have any partners in the USA, but are willing to ship.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:08 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:59 pm
Posts: 586
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Great news, I am not sure if they supply the AKA as my friends made them themselves.

Ken's REVO13' lost 3/4" of forward pedal movement as the AKA crosses the pedal area but this has not been an issue.

Most people do not pedal all the way to the stops anyway and Hobie themselves claim that most of the Mirage power generated is in the center 70 degrees of the total 180 degrees. )If my memory serves me right?) Matt or Stringy would know.

In any case you do much less Pedaling anyway when you have a sail and a boat that wont blow over.

_________________
Fair Skies, Max.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:12 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 6:51 pm
Posts: 7
The 'Island' conversion is a great idea for any of the Hobies. I had never seen all of the Finn conversions before and they look great. It is good to hear that they ship to the USA. Lately, I have been playing with the idea of inflatable outriggers to convert my Oasis to an 'Oasis Island' with the Hobie Sidekick mounts and 1-1/4" aluminum tube. The inflatable outriggers I made were designed based on the Yost inflatable designs found here:
https://biber-boote.ch/yostwerks/AccessoriesMenu.html

I used to have an Adventure Island, but found the outriggers too cumbersome to store and deal with at the launch, so inflatables are my answer. Also, I was playing with the tandem sail idea, but instead I am now favoring the large main sail with a jib to balance the center of effort for the Oasis.

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:32 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Posts: 736
I just thought of something. How is the heeling action with the Finns and a newer Revo13?
I have only sailed my 2012 Revo11 (with and without Amas) and the older style soft seat allowed for pretty comfortable leaning to counter the heeling action in medium winds. I was wondering if the vantage-style seat was a hindrance there.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:48 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:59 pm
Posts: 586
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Jcanracer wrote:
I just thought of something. How is the heeling action with the Finns and a newer Revo13?
I have only sailed my 2012 Revo11 (with and without Amas) and the older style soft seat allowed for pretty comfortable leaning to counter the heeling action in medium winds. I was wondering if the vantage-style seat was a hindrance there.


I'm afraid the new seat is quite uncomfortable when you try to lean in it and my measuring shows it to be at least 2" higher than the bucket raising the center of mass. I used to have the bucket seat in my old AI and it was comfy for hours and you could really lean, I nearly bought the previous model for this reason. however I will say the new seat offers many other pros especially as a Recumbent cyclist the Pedaling position being higher means you're feet are lower and the back support is more ergonomic and angle adjustable for pedaling. Also it seems a large part of the customer base is still trying to fish/sail and retain a dry bottom, (a fallacy here in the South Pacific), so it appeals to them.

You have done a great job and I think those AMAs will work at least as well as stock ones, we are talking slow sailing speeds here so they dont have to look like Space Ship X. Also they are lighter so less mass to propel.
I have not sailed the 13 with AMA so I cant answer but I have seen it keeping up with me in light conditions and it doesnt seem to Heel much at all.
Dont forget, you will need a Dagger board of some kind to get the most out of you're new rig. The homey ones I have seen are from old Sailboards or Marine Ply and both work mounted on the AKA close to the Hull. A Bungee line is used to hold them Down and if you hit bottom the dagger board can swing back without taking damage or be fully raised when beaching.
This is why I bought the REVO16 instead of the 13 and because it is only 3.5 kilos heavier than a 13.
Would love to see more photos of you're creation.

_________________
Fair Skies, Max.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:23 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:59 pm
Posts: 586
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
PS: You may need something more substantial than the Sidekick Mounts depending on how much wind and rough water you want to tackle.
IF I have to much sail and some wave action on my REVO16 the Well-Nuts once started to pull the Rubber lugs out of the hull on the front mount as they are only stabilizers and are not designed for those loads.

_________________
Fair Skies, Max.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Posts: 736
skymax wrote:
PS: You may need something more substantial than the Sidekick Mounts depending on how much wind and rough water you want to tackle.
IF I have to much sail and some wave action on my REVO16 the Well-Nuts once started to pull the Rubber lugs out of the hull on the front mount as they are only stabilizers and are not designed for those loads.


That's quite useful to know, thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group