Return to Hobie.com
Hobie Forums
It is currently Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:20 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:31 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Posts: 123
I live in Fort Eustis, VA, on post housing. In my situation, we do not have a big backyard nor do I have a garage to store my hobie. I currently wall mount my hobie. is this ok?

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:55 pm 
Offline
Hobie Tech / Moderator

Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 1:12 pm
Posts: 1368
That wouldn't be great long term no. The issue is all the weight being point loaded on those 2 spots where the strap wraps the sides of the hulls - it will distort. The manual is pretty clear what Hobie recommends - and what we warn against. link: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.hobiecat.com%2Fdigital_assets%2F897005-tandem-island-manual-150701.pdf

_________________
Jacques Bernier
http://www.hobiecat.com/
http://www.facebook.com/HobieCatCompany


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:48 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Posts: 123
If I hung this upside down, then it's good to go?

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed May 11, 2016 1:27 am
Posts: 378
profiled stiff foam (similar to bouyancy foam supplied) between hull and straps to spread load and even a couple of extra straps to spread the load. Alternate which side you store it on


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:56 am 
Offline
Hobie Tech / Moderator

Joined: Wed May 28, 2003 1:12 pm
Posts: 1368
touayang84 wrote:
If I hung this upside down, then it's good to go?

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Yes - it would be 100 times better - but you'd still want to spread that load, the straps can 'squeeze' down onto the boat - but if the boat were resting on a couple beams and then hung or on a rack it would be best.

_________________
Jacques Bernier
http://www.hobiecat.com/
http://www.facebook.com/HobieCatCompany


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:04 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 3066
Location: Kailua 96734
You could leave it there if you used 4 kayak wall racks, padded, mounted to studs. Straps for security.

Your wallboard's gonna be trashed by the time you rotate out though.

Nice wall ornament. :mrgreen: Great conversation piece.

_________________
The Wind Is Your Friend... Friends Can Be Fickle


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:31 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Posts: 123
Can i store it on my trailer? As you can see, that is the size of my backyard.

Image

Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:13 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:40 am
Posts: 927
Location: Blacklick, Ohio
Yep. You can store it on the trailer. It won't be any wider than that but it will be longer. I would recommend getting a cover if storing outside. Additionally, I would look at swapping out the cradles for pvc bunks to keep the distortions to a minimum. Ft. Eustis doesn't have an RV/boat storage lot you could use?

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk

_________________
2015 Hobie Tandem Island Hibiscus
"Third Normal Form"

  • Trampolines
  • Hobie cover
  • Davis Spar Fly
  • Kayakbob's Sprayskirts
  • Spine Board Hakas


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:54 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:31 pm
Posts: 123
TI_Tom wrote:
Yep. You can store it on the trailer. It won't be any wider than that but it will be longer. I would recommend getting a cover if storing outside. Additionally, I would look at swapping out the cradles for pvc bunks to keep the distortions to a minimum. Ft. Eustis doesn't have an RV/boat storage lot you could use?

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk

They do but it's outside in a locked fence area. I don't want my stuff getting stolen.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:35 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:40 am
Posts: 927
Location: Blacklick, Ohio
touayang84 wrote:
TI_Tom wrote:
Yep. You can store it on the trailer. It won't be any wider than that but it will be longer. I would recommend getting a cover if storing outside. Additionally, I would look at swapping out the cradles for pvc bunks to keep the distortions to a minimum. Ft. Eustis doesn't have an RV/boat storage lot you could use?

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk

They do but it's outside in a locked fence area. I don't want my stuff getting stolen.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk

Locked fence area should be pretty secure. Not to mention you're on post. There are ways to secure the TI to the trailer and secure the trailer so no one can drive off with it. Hmmm...it might still fit in your "back yard" on the trailer.

Sent from my SPH-L720T using Tapatalk

_________________
2015 Hobie Tandem Island Hibiscus
"Third Normal Form"

  • Trampolines
  • Hobie cover
  • Davis Spar Fly
  • Kayakbob's Sprayskirts
  • Spine Board Hakas


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group