Why Are We Sinking ?!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The maiden voyage of my Hobie Tandem Island turned out to be a little more adventurous than expected when all of a sudden we began to take on water in the hull. At the time I had no idea what caused that to happen but once I got all the water pumped out of the hull we were still able to have a great day of simple sailing with no more unforeseen issues. I am so glad that I had my water pump and sponges with me otherwise the outcome would have been very different.

My Hobie Tandem Island Rainfly / Sunshade Addon

Having shade is a very nice and sometimes important commodity to have when spending the day out on the water especially here in Florida while caught out during the midday sun which can get very hot and unforgiving at times. I have found the hexagon shape to be the best option when searching for a cover solution. I’m sure this can be done without having a sheet riser / utility bar but I’m definitely glad to have mine.

DIY Boat Cover Supports (Hobie Tandem Island)

As they say “necessity is the mother of invention”. So I needed to come up with a way to protect the kayak when stored outdoors while also trying to maintain a budget… Kayak covers, in general, are pretty expensive and just covers the kayak itself but in my situation its more than just the hull that need protecting as this hobie also has amas which are almost as long as the kayak itself. This led me to try out a boat cover which ended up being a wonderful solution for me once I figured out how to deal with all the extra material the boat cover had to offer.

Sailing my Hobie Pro Angler 14

06/03/2020 – Knowing the winds were going to be high and coupled with weather predictions of a cloudy / overcast day with temps in the low 80’s and the weather radar showing rain prediction to the south of my location made it ideal for me to go out and ride the wind! What a fantastic time I had! I love my Pro Angler but I can hardly wait to get my recently acquired Hobie Tandem Island repaired and back in the water for some true action packed sailing fun so stay tuned for future upcoming sailing content!