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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:30 am 
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anyone bought these? curious about quality, experiences...

https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=361855119841&&&chn=ps


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:02 pm 
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http://tampacatamarans.com/hobie-tandem ... rampoline/
This one is what I would buy for aftermarket. It uses good material, however it's sewn on. The thread will come apart if not taken care properly(not rinse every trip). 3-4 years in good sunny part of the country.

I bought the Hobie tramps because I hate to rinse tramp after the trip, I usually just put them in the bag after the trip.
Hobie heat weld their tramps, so there is no thread to worry about. My $.02


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:12 pm 
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douglasflather wrote:
anyone bought these? curious about quality, experiences...

https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=361855119841&&&chn=ps

That looks like non-mesh material, which would be totally unsuitable. Are these the ones made by the Amish?

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:07 pm 
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Yeah... solid material... bad idea.

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 5:20 am 
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Thanks for the tips.

What interests me is the front triangular splash guards seem to wrap up and "over" the bow of the kayak. I've watched a lot of videos of AI and TI owners with the OEM models and there seems to be a gap or space between the edge of the fabric and the boat, which appears to allow a lot of water to splash up between them, making them less than as effective as they could be.

I know the splashy factor is part of the experience, but if there's a way to suppress it at least some, I'd like to do so. The Chesapeake gets pretty cold!

Maybe I'll ask the seller if he has a mesh material available.

I pick up my '17 AI today!


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:34 pm 
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I bet you just made kayakingbob's day by referring to his splash guards as OEM. Hobie doesn't make em!

Secondly, good luck expecting that vendor to also offer mesh guards...

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:42 pm 
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tonystott wrote:
I bet you just made kayakingbob's day by referring to his splash guards as OEM. Hobie doesn't make em!
:D Love it! 8)

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 11:16 am 
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douglasflather wrote:
anyone bought these? curious about quality, experiences...

https://www.ebay.com/p/?iid=361855119841&&&chn=ps

Made my own for a couple reasons - one of which was that I did not want to give up the option of being able to paddle with the tramp rigged: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipP ... JaRW5TYzBR

As far as splash guards go, they were calling out to me until I got a loose-fitting 2-mil neo hoodie like this: https://www.amazon.com/Hyperflex-Wetsui ... a+neoprene
Sized way large so it fits over a life vest.

One of the most generally-useful articles of clothing I have owned.

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