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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:54 am 
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Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:50 am
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Could you please tell me what are the biggest differences between 2011 and 2018 Hobie Adventure Island.

Thanks very much

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:53 am 
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Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:14 pm
Posts: 3317
Location: South Florida
As I remember, the 2011 vs 2015, the '11 dives much more ('15 has larger bow), the '15 has a larger sail/mast. The '11 has a bucket literally sit in water (living in South Florida, I never minded that). The '15 has the new Vantage seat. The '15 has the same separation of the aka bars as the tandem; the '11 does not. Presumably the '18 will have the new aka/cross bar connectors. There are probably other things, but I believe those are the big items.

The 2015, and presumably the 2018, is a better sailing boat than the 2011. Still, I liked my 2011.


2015 AI 2, 2014 Tandem

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." A. Einstein

"Less is more" Anon

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:23 am 
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:20 pm
Posts: 119
Location: Pula - Sardinia
apart the new hull as mentioned before and the seat that were introduced in 2015, the 2011 model had a system to lock the seats that was not very efficient. you should have pegs that, in my 2012 AI never worked properly. since 2013 the pegs have a different and better locking mechanism. I think u can easily upgrade it. another difference is in the scupper holes that are weaker thereore i suggest you not to use that kind of dolly cart cause somebody damaged the hull with it.

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