The Hobie Sidekick Ama Outrigger Kit adds extra stability to your kayak. Whether you sail, fish, shoot pictures, dive, or just want to feel a bit more stable when using your kayak, the Hobie Sidekick Ama Outrigger Kit will do it. Light weight and simple to install.
Been in some strong wind that would have tipped us over but the out riggers give you time to react so you can shift your weight. Worked great. We ordered the sail furlor also so you can bring in the sail. Haven't tried that yet.
Adds stability to my old Mirage tandem for added confidence of not tipping. Easy to install. Takes about ten breaths to inflate each pontoon.
This product works well in terms of stability for the kayak, and it does not impair paddling or use of the drive system. Unfortunately, it does not adapt well to the Hobie PA12. The support shaft for the tubes comes in 3 pieces. The boat is wider than the center support, so the support shaft system application for the PA 12 requires time consuming dis-assembly after every use and re-assembly at each use. The unit should be supplied with a longer center support which would allow permanent mounting of that component on wider boats.