ive seen a set of outriggers made from stormwater pipe(about 90-100mm dia) cut to desired length and then with caps glued on each end.Im not sure how they were fixed to the yak but i think the guy used 40mm conduit as the connecting braces across to the yak
Jay. I have an antique sit in. I have just finished making an outrigger setup. Was going to test today; but, have to put off until Friday. Falling out in the surf made me think about doing something.
Ok, if you look closely at my avitar you can see I have a wooden frame around the cockpit. It has a proper name but this ole brain can't think of it at the moment. I put an extra board across the back of this frame and used U-bolts to hold a straight bit of 40mm pipe. I put a female screw in end on each bit of this pipe. I then made up two lengths of pipe with a male end and a 90 degree bend at the other with a female screw in. Next came two cylindrical bits of polystyrene with a 40mm hole down the center. These were shaped on the lathe, cut in half and a 40mm "T" inserted and all glued up with epoxy. The top of the "T" stands proud with a male screw in to go into the afore mentioned 90 degree end peice.
As I read over this it sounds twice as hard as it was. If I can find my bloody camera I will photograph the whole exercise bit by bit for you if you like. Of course this presumes that I can figure out how to post a series of pix.
Will also let you know if it all works after my trip out on this Friday.
After all of this I am getting a Malibu X-Factor as soon as I can!!!!
Jay, Well I got the antique orange in the water today to test the outriggers. Hopefully there will be a pix attached to this. Worked fine, except the actual pontoon was too low and the down pipe needs to be shortened by at least half. Makes for a lot of drag when you try to paddle.
Or you could just buy them from Hobie i dont know the price thou
But i do know the the mirage has a sail package and if you download the cat from here http://www.hobiecat.com.au/kayak/adventure.html all the details are in there hope i helped