Hobie kayak Twist & Seal hatches have a better seal than earlier types. The lid is hinged so you'll never lose it over the side and because they aren't a threaded style hatch, never seize up inconveniently.
Hobie have developed a furling accessory for standard kayak sails! This allows the same function as sail-furling on Islands. Simply furl (roll) the rail around the mast and un-furl when you are ready to sail. Safely rig and launch with the sail furled, un-furl when ready to sail. Furl or partially furl if the wind gets too strong, furl when returning to the beach / dock.
If you feel a need to add stability to your Hobie kayak, you will appreciate the sense of security afforded by the SideKick ama kit. Great for use when sailing, fishing, standing when sight-fishing, shooting photos! The SideKick ama kit is simple, light weight and effective!
*Boxed hard cover edition book by Paul Holmes - Hobie Alter's genius and innovation shaped and changed the entire cultures of surfing and sailing. Hobie, the man and the brand, created an empire of surfboards, catamarans, monohull sailboats, powered craft, radio-controlled model gliders, apparel, sunglasses and so much more. And that was just the foundation for many other amazing endeavors in this incredible life story of a California surfer whose prime motivation was always, "to build them a toy, and a game to play with it."