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rcthmihn
Jun 1, 2018

Newbie outrigger question

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Hi,

 

I recently bought my dream Revolution 11. I kayak on Lake Lanier outside Atlanta. I have used the boat almost daily since I bought it! Love it! I found a sailkit on Craigslist and picked it up for half the price of a new one the other day. I feel I need Outriggers or Amas since I have no sailing experience and I'm not comfortable in my abilities. I am torn between the inflatable Amas Hobie sells, and the CastleCraft stabilizers. I like the reduced cost of the Hobie system but wanted the opinions of the "elders" on here....what say you? Also do you recommend the DIY PVC furler I have read about or should I just splurge and go Hobie furler?

 

Any help will be apprecited.

 

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

 

References:

https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=52275

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Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mlagoshelby
4 days ago

 

I used to run the spring creek stabilizers and did like them if I was going sailing or just going far out. The only negative would be the weight vs the Hobie stabilizers.

Once I installed my furling device, a few Blocks & cam cleat - I found that I didn't really need outriggers unless the wind forecast was greater than 10mph sustained. With that said, my recommendation would be to invest your time in the furling set up (with blocks & cleat)- try it out & then decide on the outriggers.

Good luck!

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