Need extra stability for your kayak? Here you go. The Sidekick Ama kit fits all Hobie models and most other kayaks. Whether you sail, fish, shoot pictures, dive or just want to feel a bit more stable when using your kayak, the Sidekick Ama kit will do it.
Light weight and simple to install. The floats are inflatable. The Sidekick’s cross arms adjust the float height with a simple “click-twist-click”. Just like a paddle shaft adjustment. Three positions offer you high - medium - low positions.
Set the floats high for cruising (less drag) or secondary stability. Use the medium or low settings for primary stability (less initial roll). Fine adjustments for float height are done by twisting the main crossbar within its mounts and tensioning with the fastening hardware. Set up and use right off the beach or disassemble and deflate to store inside the hull. Then assemble and inflate when you get to your dive or fishing spot.
Inflation is simple. Just blow a few breaths into each float through their one-way valves. Valve cap unscrews for rapid deflation. Installs with 4 bolts using expanding nuts.