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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Hey folks,

Have a 2012 PA14 that I'm restoring (doesn't have the newer h-rail system). I would like to get some feedback on these stand-assist bars. There's a YakAttack on my local craigslist for a fair price but not sure if it will fit and fit my needs which as a 6'3" tall person I'd like something to grab a hold of to help pull my big ass out of the seat and something to stead myself when needed and/or lean against.

Here's the yakattack version I'm speaking of: https://www.austinkayak.com/products/22 ... t-Bar.html

Hobie's version, which looks taller: https://www.austinkayak.com/products/25 ... H-Bar.html

Or has anyone done a DIY or seen one they can reference?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:00 pm 
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OK, so I am biased, but our HBar is far more refined. Looks like lots to catch lines on the Yakattack version too.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:22 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
OK, so I am biased, but our HBar is far more refined. Looks like lots to catch lines on the Yakattack version too.


I like how the Hobie is taller, but the real question is: Will it assist in pulling up out of seat and is it sturdy enough to lean against?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:48 pm 
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Mine came with one and I have to say it looks pretty sturdy. Should be getting mine in the water in the next few days. I have noticed that the fishermen I see posting on youtube don't use the H-Bar so I wonder if it interferes with the fishing.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm 
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I wonder the same? If I could do something like shown in the below video for $40 or less, it's worth a try. I know someone that has a 3D printer too.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:36 pm 
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The Hobie H-Bar is designed to pull yourself up from the seat, lean on or support you as you step into the boat from a dock.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:08 am 
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I fish 60 percent of the time sitting the rest standing. Can someone with experience with the H bar tell me to what extent it interferes with fishing from a sitting position on the 2020 HobieOutback.As a result of knee surgery the H bar may be needed. Not fishing is not an option. Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:59 pm 
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Has anyone modified the Hobie h-rail so that it can be mounted on a PA 12 without the rail extending past the front handle when folded down?

Looking at the rail it seems like this might be possible if a couple inches can be cut from the bottom of the main hoop allowing the entire assembly to be mounted further back while maintaining the correct height.

How are the adjustment pieces secured at the bottom of the main hoop? Can the red knobbed adjustment pin be removed and that cap easily be pulled off? Cut the rail put the cap back on and drill a new hole for that adjustment pin?


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