Kayak Sailing Magazine
Faster, Drier and a New Seat that will blow your mind.....
If you are a Hobie adventure island lover like I am then you can't wait to get your hands on the new 2015 Hobie Adventure Island and 2015 Hobie Tandem Adventure Island, More power, more sail, new improved mirage drive and larger amas - NO WAY. Here is a pic I found online.
The newest addition to the Mirage product line-up is the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island, a 18' 6" Trimaran Sail/Yak that incorporates the patented Hobie Mirage Drive into a unique sailing machine unlike any other sailing craft on the water. The Hobie Tandem Island features a boom-less, roller-furling sail rig similar to the rig on the Hobie Bravo with plenty of sail area for excellent performance, completely manageable from the cockpit with the pull of a line. Two retractable amas fold up against the side of the boat for easy docking, maneuverability, and transport. The cockpit is a stable platform, expanded to a tandem, from the Hobie Mirage Adventure Kayak, offering full versatility as a pedaling kayak when conditions are not convenient for sailing. The new Vantage CT seats have three height options and the ability to recline the seat back for all day comfort. The Hobie Mirage Drive allows the boat to be pedaled while under sail, or simply pedaled with the sail furled for versatility not found in any other sailboat. The Hobie Tandem Island is loaded with additional standard features such as a centerboard, over-sized Twist and Stow rudder, Turbo Fins on both Mirage Drives, mast and sail cover, and an ama/daggerboard Bag. Pre-order only, available April 2015.
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What should you do and what should you know! We get tons of emails asking about safety and survial while at sea or in large bodies of water. So we thought we would start a article with some of the techniques we use while out kayak fishing or on our adventure sailing expeditions.
We have been kayaking for a long time here at Kayak Sailing, so wether you are kayaking or kayak sailing in the large bodies of water you need to be prepared. One thing I have done for over 20 years while kayaking, is do the same thing the same way all the time. Put the same gear in the same places the same way all the time. I use the same PFD all 90% of the time. My VFH radio is in the same pocket, my knife is on the same shoulder, the rods and gear around the cockpit are rigged the same way all the time. I want things to be in the same place so while out at night I can just reach and know the item is where its suppose to be. It might be anal, but I think it makes me one with the kayak in ZEN like way. LOL. When shit hits the fan you won't to be ready, you don't want to panic because you know where everything is and most importantly you have the nessecary gear on your PFD.
TRiAK is loaded with features. The sail plan delivers fantastic sailing performance. A large daggerboard helps stability and up-wind sailing. The amazing Snuffer makes launching and stowing the spinnaker a snap. All the sails stow quickly for kayaking. Best of all, TRiAK is easy to transport on the top of your car so you can launch anywhere without hauling a trailer.
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