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2012 Hobie Tandum Island
| Boat owners notes for 2012 HOBIE Tandum Island call John at 603-236-1435. |
The HOBIE Tandum Island has a proven track record, It is incredibly fast
and I have done over 16 MPH with it and It will sail in a very light wind
but becomes a rocket when the wind is up (very exciting), It has a large
responsive rudder and a drop down center board that can be raised for
shallow water, This kayak has twin mirage drive flippers and is faster
peddled than you can paddle, So if the wind dies, you can still travel at a
good rate of speed, It can also be paddled.
I have sailed this in very rough waters and the out riggers keep it stable,
You can stand up in it with no danger of tipping over, With a conventional
Kayak if you see the mountains twenty miles away...you will think twice
about paddling that far, With a Hobie Tandum...its a quick trip when the
wind is up, You can tack into the wind unlike many kayaks that have just a
simple sail that you can only go in the direction of the wind, This is a
true sail boat and is faster than most larger sail boats.
The Hobie is great to fish out of or use as a swim platform, This is a 2012
boat and has not had much use, I bought one in New Zealand and that is
where I will do my sailing.,I sail on the ocean and absolutely love this
I have used it camping and can haul all the gear with no problem, a
safe load is 600 pounds, There are three large storage compartments to put
your gear and food, I have also strapped a cooler behind the rear seat.
When the wind comes up...you can feel the acceleration...like a motorcycle,
it is amazing and more fun than I can describe,
I built this single axle all aluminum trailer in my machine shop and it was
custom designed just for the Tandum Island, It has high ground clearance
and is perfectly balanced, It is all aluminum square tube construction,
6061-T6 aluminum with .25 wall thickness...so it is strong and light,the
trailer has independent suspension on each wheel.
Total weight of the boat
is just over 200 pounds and it is so easy to launch with the beach wheels
or the trailer, The trailer uses the Hobie Factory cradles designed for the
Tandum Island, This boat is made to sail and go the distance, and it can
handle rough water with ease, The higher the wind, the wider the smile.
The boat is available for sale without the trailer for $4,500.
Call John at 603-236-1435.