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2012 Hobie Tandum Island

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2012 Hobie Tandum Island2012 Hobie Tandum Island2012 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 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 boat.

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 can feel the 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 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.

Basic Information
Length:18' 6"
City:South Tamworth
State:New Hampshire
More Details
Engine Count:None
Engine Hours:
Hull Material:Aluminum
Beam:3' 2"
Draft: 6"

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