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New England 100 2018
by brucat. 07/22/18 06:03 AM
do you carry one of these?
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Aussie Nacra Nationals 2018-2019
by JeffS. 07/20/18 04:27 AM
What happened?
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W22 Trimaran
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Recreational A-Cat
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Where did everyone go?
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Help locating Center Boards
by TexasTuma. 07/05/18 04:28 PM
Boyer hull moulds have to go
by 11Damo70. 07/01/18 07:33 PM
Hobie Getaway rudder assmbly problem
by David Parker. 06/25/18 04:08 PM
Great Lakes long distance event Around PEC
by pitchpoledave. 06/24/18 06:43 PM
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General Sailing Forum
1 hour ago
Thanks Damon!

We did take a bunch yesterday (with a real camera), I'll try to post a link if they get put online. I tried to upload one taken with my phone, this site said the file is too big.

We're cancelling for today. Today's weather forecast isn't looking better than it did last night. Small craft advisory in effect, and a special marine statement has been issued for a line of thunderstorms that is approaching. Winds are expected to be 10-20 knots, but with frequent gusts over 30 knots, and lightning. The TV guys said we had a 2% chance of tornadoes as well...

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General Sailing Forum
10 hours ago
No lifejacket is complete without a loud whistle, good knife and charged VHF radio attached to it. I spent a night (alone) on the bottom of a dismasted and turtled Hobie 16 once. Not something you ever forget, if you're lucky enough to survive it in the first place...

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F16 Forum
07/20/18 06:12 PM
What year was that tback?
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F16 Forum
07/20/18 06:11 PM

Negative, that's a DIY mod for serious distance racers. I probably wouldn't do it myself, I use chicken lines for when the wave state is high but simply use a 1/4"/5-6mm S-hook that clips in the trapeze ring. Line runs from pintail into the rear beam on a bungee takeup and back out. My setup lets me get to the shroud, a bit far forward but there are cases where I have single trapped kite reached in very nasty chop (lots of big boats around in mixed fleet distance races, narrow harbors etc.) and I've also found that as long as the crew/helm are on it and neither get launched forward of the shroud recovery from a near pitchpole is possible, but of course the F16 runs out of bow quickly...
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General Sailing Forum
07/20/18 09:27 AM
Mate you would love it, this place is palm trees and beer, if you get keen I might be able to find a crew position for you or I know of a 1200 series that is in good enough nick, that can be bought for $4000 and probably easily sold for 3000 to 4000 Aussie dollars after the event depending on how quickly you want to sell it. There are lots of husband wife, father daughter, father son combos on these boats at this event as well, so ideal family holiday.
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F12 Forum
07/18/18 02:46 PM
Hello, I'm back with another project, but I'm curious to know what happened to the F12? I have sold the DS12 and it's still sailing and I kept the Tabby for myself.
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Home Built Boat Building
07/17/18 07:17 PM
Thanks for the kind worlds. I will not do a blog this time, but I will post updates on fb. I have so far started the strip planking (foam like on the DS12) the lower part of the main hull.
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General Sailing Forum
07/13/18 11:40 AM
Hi Mike220
I am same boat as you ( both figuratively and literally) .I too purchased a 2004 Aussi Flyer,straight boards and wingless rudders.So far I have not upgraded anything and like you bought the boat more for fun sailing.I think there are guite a few Aussie Flyers still sailing so if you are thinking of an Event keep me in the loop and maybe I will hook up with you.The North Americam A Cat Class forum has been very helpful to me,as has as Ken Marshak from your area.BTW I am also now sailing a Hobie Tiger.Love to talk some time.My contacts are
(807) 577-2109
(807) 475-4812
Mike Madge
Thunder Bay On
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General Sailing Forum
07/10/18 02:48 PM
I ended up with a severe burn-out which prevented me from doing much of anything for some years. My sailing suffered a lot as my physical condition took a nose-dive.
My boat however (1985 Nacra 5.2, with added spin and removed center bar, square-top main and beam-sheeted blade jib), is still doing fine. Its time to re-gel the hulls though, they look like a slippery rock you might see in a river somewhere. I swear folks in ship-shape yachts turn around when I greet them, pretending not to have seen the Frankenboat... Do I give a $h17?
I'm faster than their 4KSBs anyway..
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F18 Forum
07/09/18 12:09 AM
Thanks for the reply but I reckon that ones a bit far away for us, I reckon they are the ideal boat for a big fella looking for a one up boat when the crews not available for the other boats
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General Sailing Forum
07/05/18 09:28 PM
I have never seen a Prindle18+. Are the centerboards similar to the P18-2 or P19?
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Mosquito Catamarans
07/02/18 12:33 AM
Make an offer and take away the Boyer Mozzie hull mould this has to go by the 10th of this month due to moving out and no room in the new premises. They will be cut up and taken to the tip if still here, Call or text Gary on 0410035737 (mould owner) located at Burleigh Heads Gold Coast.
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General Sailing Forum
06/25/18 09:08 PM
Do you have the old style Hobie 18 cast rudder heads or the newer composite EZ-Loc rudder system? Either should have lots of clearance. Something is amiss. You might post your Getaway questions on the Hobie Getaway forum. Or a photo here.

Hobie Getaway forum
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General Sailing Forum
06/24/18 11:43 PM
Greetings folks,

We are having our 14th annual Around PEC long distance event on Lake Ontario.

Aug 3,4,5,6 2018

200+ km over 3 days of some of the best sailing you will have this year.

I am surprised that over the years we have not had any US boats join us.

Legendary wind conditions (CORK regattas in Kingston are close by)
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