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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Free Island Updates Announced To Dealers Today

We have received enough parts to start offering an AKA Lock update. We have also created a furling line guide that helps to prevent the line from getting stuck around the bearing plate. Both kits are available through warranty at no charge.

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79520604 AKA LOCK KIT HINGED HOOK
This kit includes 4 sets of aka spring hooks and the aka bearings they lock to. This creates a more positive lock for the aka into the crossbar that is less affected by part distortion or aka twisting motions. This is standard on all new Islands. Instructions: https://static.hobiecat.com/item_attachments/79520604.pdf


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79512101 ISLAND FURLER LINE GUIDE KIT
Keeps the furling line from getting stuck on the bearing plate. Guides the line up onto the drum when you pull on the furling line. This is standard with all new Islands. Instructions: https://static.hobiecat.com/item_attachments/79512101.pdf

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:39 am 
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Great news! I will contact my retailer pronto!!
Thanks a lot for the info Matt!
This kind of customer support sure is fantastic!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:39 am 
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Is thi8s for all Islands?

Mine is a 2012 model which I purchased second-hand - do I still qualify for the updates?

Cheers,

Mike.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:24 am 
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Thanks, Matt.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:43 am 
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These are nice changes. Ordered mine this morning. My original keep out lines apparently twisted the amas just enough to make those old ama locks come loose. Looking forward to the extra security.

I stuck a pool noodle in the front of the furling drum to deal with the line snag issue. Thats a big one the more sails you add. Looking forward to a more finished solution there as well.

Thanks Hobie!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:05 am 
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mingle wrote:
Is thi8s for all Islands?

Mine is a 2012 model which I purchased second-hand - do I still qualify for the updates?

Cheers,

Mike.


Yes all V2 Islands are eligible... new, used, second hand...free upgrade.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:04 am 
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Excellent! This is why Hobie is a top rated company.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:05 am 
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Thanks for the upgrade.

Now starts the sad "battle" with Hobie Spain to get it... :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:06 am 
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Thanks for the upgrades! I have 2 questions:

1 - Can we goto any Hobie dealer?

2 - Is there a running list of all the updates that have been offered at no cost?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:31 am 
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shin09 wrote:
Thanks for the upgrades! I have 2 questions:

1 - Can we goto any Hobie dealer?

2 - Is there a running list of all the updates that have been offered at no cost?

Thanks!


Any dealer can get these for you through warranty. These are the only current updates being offered specific to Islands. We also have an update to MD180 drives if it is a new boat.

Request via warranty from your dealer.

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We have made a change to MD180 fins, masts and booms to help fin durability and replacement. This is a running change. Kayaks have been shipped with the new fin version. V1 and V2 mast, fin and boom parts are not interchangeable.

The new "V2" version removes the adjustment thumb screw from the clew attachment. The fin adjustment is now a screw at the mast head (Similar to the Eclipse flow fin). The boom is modified to accept the new fin with a simple clevis pin and ring connection.

The "V2" brings us back to a known simple clew attachment which allows tool-less fin removal.

Old version fins, Turbo kits, and booms are no longer available (we have V1 masts). If a V1 fin, or boom needs to be replaced... warranty (with claim) would send a complete update kit, including instructions, at no charge. Be aware that, as before, we are somewhat short on these parts as the factory is using all available parts for production.

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Here is a list of the new parts:

Kits for MD180 V1 drives to convert to V2 Std or V2 Turbo:

V2 Update Kits
81501111 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-STD FIN KIT
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT
(Includes two booms, two masts and two fins per kit and instructions.)

V2 Replacement Parts
81500002 FIN V2 MD180 STD
81501002 FIN V2 MD180 TURBO
81503002 BOOM V2 MD180 DRIVE
81527002 SPINE ASSY V2 MD180
81528002 MAST W/SCREW V2 MD180 STD (ADJUSTABLE)
81529002 MAST W/SCREW V2 MD180 TURBO (ADJUSTABLE)
8030027 SCREW REPLACEMENT V2 MAST HEAD ADJUSTMENT
8020030 CLEVIS PIN
81503100 CLEVIS RING

V2 Turbo Fin Kit
72067002 ST-TURBO V2 FIN KIT MD180 BK/GR

If V1 to V2 Turbo Upgrade use:
81501112 MD180 V2 BOOM-MAST-TURBO FIN KIT

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:35 pm 
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At last. My Hobie dealer has shut down since I bought my AI2, so who do I get my Upgrade from?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:57 pm 
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Any dealer.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Great news Matt, thanks for keeping us updated!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Is the MD180 update free too?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:31 pm 
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mswlogo wrote:
Is the MD180 update free too?
yes


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