DODGER-- ISLAND / SILVER
Add performance when reaching or running to your Hobie Island. Off-the-wind sailing is typically the slowest point of sail, add a spinnaker and the Island comes alive! The Hobie spinnaker kit includes a snuffer launching and retrieving bag which makes handling the spinnaker as easy as can be. Simply pull on the halyard line to launch, set the sheet and off you go! To lower, ease off the halyard and pull on the retrieval line. The spinnaker drops and stows directly into the snuffer system. The kit includes a mast head wind direction vane for use while rigged for the spinnaker. The mast head wind direction vane will help you keep the Island on course for spinnaker sailing. Spinnakers are for broad reaching across the wind to directly sailing down wind. They are not for sailing higher angles than a reach across the wind.
Works like a small pop-up tent. Loops of bungee connect to the boat via small fittings installed along the rails. The entire dodger folds forward to enter or exit the kayak, to make pedal adjustments or reach items in the cockpit. An access panel is built-in for using the sailing rig. A great combination when there is wind and spray!
Great for hunters, animal and bird watchers as the Dodger conceals your legs movement. The Hobie Dodger makes your kayak a sit-inside sit-on-top!