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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:04 pm 
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Check in an i14t on to a plane

I’d appreciate any advice .....

I want to buy a i14t, take out all the accessories and check it in to fly it back home to England.

I’ve asked the dealer but they are unable to weight it in the bag.

I thought of wrapping it in film just like you can do with your suitcase at some airports.

The airline has a limited of 32kg so I know I will be close but I can’t be the only person who wants to fly a hobie


PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:36 am 
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You have probably seen the Hobie spec of 30.4kg for unfitted hull, and there may be variation in that number. The airline may also have dimensional restrictions. With just film wrap you might get some some damage. Probably worth a try but with an air freight backup plan if refused at the gate. I have had many inflato boats air shipped the other way across the Atlantic, sometimes large ones for $250 fee with UPS. Their cardboard box tended to be beaten up badly, but that was air freight, not passenger luggage.

My Hobie i12s... sailboat in a suitcase!

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