|Hobie Cat Adventure Island Sailing Kayak
|This is a sit-on-top 16 foot plastic
kayak. It has 3 hatches, one front, one rear and one between the legs.
The one between the legs holds an insert with dividers that will hold
fishing lures, hooks, etc. It has two molded into the boat rod holders.
The boat is equipped with a rudder that raises and lowers using pull
handles near the knees. The boat is outfitted with a Mirage Drive. This
allows you to paddle or pedal this boat. The pedals are adjustable for
your leg length. Using the rudder makes it easy to maneuver.
It also includes a dagger board that can be easily dropped through the foot well to stabilize the boat when sailing. The outriggers (akas and amas) easily attach and detach from the boat and hold the outriggers out fully extended or can easily be folded in to allow the boat to pull up to a dock or launch point and get close. The boat can be used with the outriggers to add stability if you wish to stand up and fish. The sail is 16 feet tall and is easily dropped into a well-designed pod built into the body of the boat. Rigging allows you to easily roll and unroll the sail and can be used with the sail fully deployed, partially deployed or not at all. The sail rolls around the mast. A two-piece Hobie paddle is included. Padded seat with 2 adjustments is also included.
|The dolly in the picture below is not
included neither is the truck/SUV.
I hate to sell this boat, because I looked for one for almost 2 years. I am a small woman and did not have the strength to lift the boat to the top of my SUV, so I bought a trailer that the boat fits nicely on. I knew nothing about sailing, but after only one day out on the water, sailing this boat was really easy. I am selling it because I have a bad back, and all the bending and lifting does not agree with my bad back. So, I'm going back to using my beloved Necky Looksha for ocean kayaking. I hope this boat finds a good home, because it is sure one fun boat!
Extremely versatile, very stable, and everyone always asks about it when they see it. I have had it up to a mile off shore and then easily bring it into the beach by putting the Mirage Drive fins in fully up position that makes them flush with the bottom of the boat. The dagger board lifts out and the craft is easily beached and launched from almost anywhere. I can take cash or credit card through my business. The price includes the trailer. The trailer is a 2" ball hitch and the trailer is equipped with lights, chains, and tires are in good shape.
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is how she looks if she's on the water.
A close up of the cockpit area. The akas attach with bungees on the ends and steel pins on the boat metal cross bars. The akas are metal.
Wow, this is a nice looking sailing craft! Seats one and can carry extra gear inside the boat or behind the seat.
Sailing this boat is super easy. And she flies!
This shows how the boat would look without the sail installed.
Rear view with all gear installed.
Didn't install the Mirage Drive or Dagger Board when on the trailer, but they both easily drop through holes in the boat bottom, and when not in use, rubberized stoppers fitted to the holes are easily placed in the bottom of the boat.
These are all the parts, I typically put the boat and amas on the trailer, strap them down and the sail if I'm going a short distance. For longer distances I bungee the sail in it's own protective bag on top of the truck. The rest of the gear fits inside the vehicle easily. The akas have their own protective bag and the dagger board has a protective sleeve for use when transporting. The dagger board is fiberglass.
The boat can easily be used with just the boat body and a paddle or with
outriggers and no sail. You need to add the outriggers when using the sail.