Return to Hobie.com

Hobie Forums

It is currently Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:48 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:07 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat May 01, 2010 5:03 pm
Posts: 397
Location: Charlevoix, MI
Hobie staff has been persistent in their recommendations against storing a PA on PVC bunks, noting that this can lead to deformities of the upper deck due to load transfer up the scupper tubes. But, it is so darn easy to slide a fully rigged PA14 on and off a trailer outfitted with only PVC bunks fitted to the recessed scupper lines of the hull! So many of us ignore this advice. I was wondering if there was a happy middle ground? Such as using 2" PVC beneath the scalloped cusps of the cradles that fit into the scupper line. This may still allow one to slide the PA on and off the trailer at the waters edge without having to back in deeply enough to float the yak on or off the submerged cradles.
Thoughts?
For those of you using cradles without PVC, how do you get your PA on and off the trailer without scraping the bottom of the hull on the trailer frame, especially when the yak is not yet floating and is supported by only one cradle?


Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:38 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:10 pm
Posts: 39
Jim_MI wrote:
Hobie staff has been persistent in their recommendations against storing a PA on PVC bunks, noting that this can lead to deformities of the upper deck due to load transfer up the scupper tubes. But, it is so darn easy to slide a fully rigged PA14 on and off a trailer outfitted with only PVC bunks fitted to the recessed scupper lines of the hull! So many of us ignore this advice. I was wondering if there was a happy middle ground? Such as using 2" PVC beneath the scalloped cusps of the cradles that fit into the scupper line. This may still allow one to slide the PA on and off the trailer at the waters edge without having to back in deeply enough to float the yak on or off the submerged cradles.
Thoughts?
For those of you using cradles without PVC, how do you get your PA on and off the trailer without scraping the bottom of the hull on the trailer frame, especially when the yak is not yet floating and is supported by only one cradle?


Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk


I posted a pict of one approach like you mention using both cradles and pvc, here:
https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=63673&p=305770#p305770


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 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