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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:54 pm 
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stringy wrote:
I don’t consider the current design to be poor either but the gas strut is an interesting idea.
Not sure how well the seals etc would hold up in the extreme marine environment though? A couple of telescoping tubes and a spring might be more reliable.

BTW -my 2010 TI is still on its original break away pins. I don’t have keep out lines but I have always used trampolines and it has seen plenty of offshore use, without issue.

My TI was subject to the original free upgraded aka connectors. I considered the pin through aka bar fix while waiting for the upgrade but was reminded by Roadrunner that the knuckles are designed to twist in the crossbar. Any hole in the knuckle would need to be ovalised. It has been done by a member of this forum (can’t remember who) using a QR pin:
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what is the orange line. with the knots (maybe reddish,i’m very color weak)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:11 am 
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winfield100 wrote:
what is the orange line. with the knots (maybe reddish,i’m very color weak)

Unfortunately, some of the best people who used to post TI problem solutions don't seem to respond anymore, perhaps they've sold their TI's and moved on to other things. That's too bad because their absence is felt. I miss these discussions on how to improve the TI. I guess I may be one of the last ones left from this group.

Hopefully, some new readers here will step up to the challenge.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:43 pm 
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winfield100 wrote:
stringy wrote:
what is the orange line. with the knots (maybe reddish,i’m very color weak)

I don’t know. This wasn’t my pic -it was one that someone posted way back.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:57 pm 
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pro10is wrote:
winfield100 wrote:
what is the orange line. with the knots (maybe reddish,i’m very color weak)

Unfortunately, some of the best people who used to post TI problem solutions don't seem to respond anymore, perhaps they've sold their TI's and moved on to other things. That's too bad because their absence is felt. I miss these discussions on how to improve the TI. I guess I may be one of the last ones left from this group.

Hopefully, some new readers here will step up to the challenge.


Yes, the forum is not what it was and I only visit occasionally now. I sold my TI in Nov 2019. I still have an Adventure and Oasis but my TI upgrade is a 20’ trailer sailer. We’ve done some great trips in it.
I do know sadly that Tony Stott, who posted many times, died early 2020.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:05 pm 
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stringy wrote:
pro10is wrote:
winfield100 wrote:
what is the orange line. with the knots (maybe reddish,i’m very color weak)

Unfortunately, some of the best people who used to post TI problem solutions don't seem to respond anymore, perhaps they've sold their TI's and moved on to other things. That's too bad because their absence is felt. I miss these discussions on how to improve the TI. I guess I may be one of the last ones left from this group.

Hopefully, some new readers here will step up to the challenge.


Yes, the forum is not what it was and I only visit occasionally now. I sold my TI in Nov 2019. I still have an Adventure and Oasis but my TI upgrade is a 20’ trailer sailer. We’ve done some great trips in it.
I do know sadly that Tony Stott, who posted many times, died early 2020.

I'm so glad to see you're still around!

I'm very sorry to hear that Tony died, he was a longtime and valuable member here. Rest in peace Tony.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:32 pm 
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A few quick points for anyone reading this thread: please ALWAYS keep in mind these are plastic boats designed for CE Category D Conditions. If you don't know what that means, look it up.

Many owners push their boats much harder than they were designed for- and do so successfully and with great fun- but everyone doing it should take personal responsibility by planning to find themselves & their crew in the water at some point, and they shouldn't slag on Hobie for not building a product that they didn't intend to.

I agree that this forum is a lot less vital now, but for a few reasons, none reflecting on less vitality in the AI/TI universe; one is that the stored content is already comprehensive - the boats themselves have not changed much for a decade or more- and another that the Facebook group is quite active, and something people see every day. Just Big Tech in action. This place is still worth checking from time to time, esp. for the official Hobie word Matt Miller has been providing for years.

Sad to hear about Tony. Old guys love their Hobies.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:19 pm 
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bluelaser2 wrote:
A few quick points for anyone reading this thread: please ALWAYS keep in mind these are plastic boats designed for CE Category D Conditions. If you don't know what that means, look it up.

Many owners push their boats much harder than they were designed for- and do so successfully and with great fun- but everyone doing it should take personal responsibility by planning to find themselves & their crew in the water at some point, and they shouldn't slag on Hobie for not building a product that they didn't intend to.

I agree that this forum is a lot less vital now, but for a few reasons, none reflecting on less vitality in the AI/TI universe; one is that the stored content is already comprehensive - the boats themselves have not changed much for a decade or more- and another that the Facebook group is quite active, and something people see every day. Just Big Tech in action. This place is still worth checking from time to time, esp. for the official Hobie word Matt Miller has been providing for years.

Sad to hear about Tony. Old guys love their Hobies.

Some of us, such as myself, can't stomach Facebook and all the crap you have to put up with to use it. So, we stay here. It would be a real shame if Facebook took over from these types of forums as well.


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