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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:16 pm 
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I love my boat its fun its, exercise I can sail and peddle or just peddle. I bought it with what was described to me as a great trailer worth 2000 a Yakama but the wheels are not suppose to get wet. I have tried kayak launches and even with someone they are much harder than a boat ramp. Boat ramps are bad too because after sitting for a while you have lift the yak on the wheels. the on to the trailer. boat ramps are slippery. Please tell me what I am missing. I want to get a regular boat trailer. Also on my list of improvements is an easier safer way to stand up on the boat. Otherwise I am having a ball. Just trying to figure out some of the bumps in the road. 59 Jacksonville Fl


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:51 am 
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To standup I usually just hold onto the mast.

If it's the bearings of the trailer is the concern, look into Bearing Buddies as a solution. If it's just the frame materials, it should take a few years to become a problem. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:26 pm 
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KayakingBob wrote:
To standup I usually just hold onto the mast.

If it's the bearings of the trailer is the concern, look into Bearing Buddies as a solution. If it's just the frame materials, it should take a few years to become a problem. Enjoy!

Are you saying all I need to do to standup in my AI is grab mast and lever myself up?
I have been going crazy trying to get up and out and am familiarizing myself with AI
I have to go off cantilevered concrete dock _down_ into AI so tide tables are imperative since I’m on a canal
(except during hurricane Eta last weekend) when I stepped up into), lashing it down to not wander off)

I have been searching for H-bar or H-rail, something anything to help me stand, due to Ti knees and hips and muscle loss.

If sail mast works as you suggest, gently of course, I will be happy as the oysters I’m aqua gardening.

Next, a 4 bow Bimini attached to aka’s like stringy did before I get skin cancers from sun in SW Florida for his VersaTIlity2


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:28 am 
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For standing, the best bet (In my opinion) would be the H-Bar. I use one on my paddle board and love it- helps tremendously! I plan on mounting it on my TI for combo purpose- help with standing as well as rear sheet riser.

Second option is to look into is a simple rope tied to the front cleat. Use it to help stand up. It wont help with weak sea legs, but makes a huge difference getting up.

3rd option (thinking while i type) may be to rig some type of simple 1-1/4 PVC hand rail that fits into a rod holder and stands up ~3ft. (just make sure the pressure is on the top of the kayak and not downwards into the rod holder tube. (use some type of flange) Perhaps it doubles as a camera holder. easy to take in and out and place in the rear well.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:18 am 
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The Yakima Rack and Roll trailer will not withstand submersion of the wheel hubs and they cannot be made watertight. It's not considered a water launch trailer. Get a Trailex if you want to launch from the trailer. Hobie offers a Trailex speficially for the TI or you can buy an SUT350S direct from Trailex but will have to add a couple more pieces to allow mounting of the Hobie cradles.


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