Inflatable stabilizer floats and arms -gray
Item #: 1013
Rugged, yet more portable than our other stabilizer floats because they deflate. Very puncture resistant and they inflate quickly and easily with just a few puffs by mouth -- no need to carry a pump. They have one-way valves, so blow in as hard as you can to top them off and then take your time screwing the cap on. The one-way valves will keep the air from rushing back out and since they can take all the pressure your lungs can give them, you can inflate them hard. They have dual side-by-side mounting rings that attach them to their aluminum arms, so they are firmly held pointing straight ahead. This item is not designed with the up/down adjustment. This item is just floats and arms for adding to a sail kit, rowing setup, or other product that already has crossbar for them to slide into. For sailing, you use floats in all-the-way-up position anyway, so if that's the intended use of your stabilizers, you don't need up/down adjustment. Click Here for Video. Our item 1006 rigid stabilizer perform better in some respects but are not as portable and compact to store. The main performance difference is seen in a strong wind, when the float gets submerged on the downwind side. The 1006 stabilizer does fine fully submerged, causing very little drag. The inflatable causes little drag when on top of the water, but if you force it under, it causes a lot of drag. Free shipping applies if ordered with other things. If ordered alone, we will add $15 shipping when we process the order. Customer writes: 'I LOVE IT' Hi Jim! Sailed for the third time on the setup today. Sails GREAT! I LOVE IT! Very lively winds today, 12-16 knots at times. Boat handles great under sail, glad I got the inflatable stabilizers for sailing solo. (The hydrodynamic ones would be great but I needed everything to be RV packable.) Posted a short 'headcam' YouTube video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-6q9mNmPaY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-6q9mNmPaY Thanks, Frank K. (May 2010 -- put our sail kit on a Sevylor XK17 inflatable kayak) Canoe sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Kayak sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Dinghy sail kit options, upgrades and accessories page: Click Here. Same item in green at a discount see item 1012 in kayak sailing.
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