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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:21 pm 
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hi guys - i have a hobie ai and a full size truck.

just bought a crane for the truck and im wondering whether a fully assembled ai has a point where it can be slung and lifted to the top of the trucks tray bars without damaging it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:08 pm 
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Maybe through the drive well and rear cart scuppers to cradles... Kinda the reverse of what I do for my Maui. Carry it upside down. Drop lines though the hull and then attach a bar to each line... then hoist on the crossbars.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:10 am 
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I carry a TI on my Silverado ladder racks using a different system. The rack crossbar above the rear window is a pivot point for am aluminum ladder, with PVC pipe screwed to it. I remove the rear crossbar, tilt the ladder down and put the bow on it. I have a rope running through a block on the front of the ladder back and secure this through the mirage drive slot. I then pull the rope until the boat is loaded, cut reliefs in the pipe for the drain ports in the hull. I do not keep the amas and akas on the boat, the amas are on kayak J cradles bent to fit.
This has worked well on many trips. It takes about 10 minutes to load. I also modified a beach dolly so it carries the boat higher. This way when loading o r unloading the back of the hull doesn't scrape on the ground.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:36 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Maybe through the drive well and rear cart scuppers to cradles... Kinda the reverse of what I do for my Maui. Carry it upside down. Drop lines though the hull and then attach a bar to each line... then hoist on the crossbars.

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i havnt explained myself well.

i was talking about a truck like this


https://images.app.goo.gl/YaP7wdb7ScEZcnyCA

one with 3 hoops over the crane and using slings and the crane to lift it on top.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:16 pm 
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Mostly I was showing that you could carry / lift upside down. The lines enter the scuppers or drive well and meet cross members that will actually take the lifting loads. That places the lifting loads on the cockpit rails. You could mount trailer cradles on some wood that lift the boat upright.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:47 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Mostly I was showing that you could carry / lift upside down. The lines enter the scuppers or drive well and meet cross members that will actually take the lifting loads. That places the lifting loads on the cockpit rails. You could mount trailer cradles on some wood that lift the boat upright.



is there a lift point on a fully assembled ai?

could you sling around the main central aka assembly?



like this: https://ibb.co/Xp83mQw



but with the amas pulled in?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:51 am 
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You could lift from the crossbars ... not the akas. Not hang, but just the lifting should be fine.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:59 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
You could lift from the crossbars ... not the akas. Not hang, but just the lifting should be fine.

thanks mate!!!


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