The Hobie Paddle T Handle allows you to convert your Hobie kayak paddle to a canoe style paddle. The Hobie Paddle T Handle is easy to store on many models of Hobie Mirage kayaks where paddle use is unnecessary while using the Mirage Drive. Plugs into the female half of the kayak paddle.
I hardly ever need to use the paddle on my Hobie Revolution 13 and with the outriggers in use, trying to paddle is difficult and didn't like the long paddle hanging on the side and not very usuable anyway, so I separated the paddle and used this which is much more handy and still allow using a paddle for using to push off or other uses besides paddling. Simple design, but very secure once installed. I really like this simple handle.
After mounting Hobie sidekicks on my Perception sail kayaks I decided That I needed to protect the center mount tubes from damage during transport and storage. I bought 4 T handles. They work just fine and they also make a great handle for moving the kayaks around. I also keep one of the handles in the cockpit while sailing so I can convert my double paddle to a single for tight places.