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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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