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Exploding Beaver #182999
06/25/09 09:17 AM
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dave mosley Offline OP
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Whats in a name?
The Exploder...not so clever marketing to me, seems my boat will, ammm, explode everytime I take it out.

And Beaver, well with that Muffer on it, its got to be fast.

Infusion. Is that from Food Network?

Tiger.. Why do we name boats after animals?

Capricorn...Why? and Huh?

Viper...Now thats cool, but animals again?

NACRA....Is the N American Catamaran racing association still in existence?

"A" Cat...yes its a cat. Where is the "B" Cat? Ive seen C and D, maybe I missed that production model.

Mystere...still a mystery

Stiletto...I am quite fond of the shoes, not sure how it correlates with a big multihull, but its okay

Supercat...Loved the cartoon cat on some of the boats

Prindle...Mr Prindle, are you out there? Never heard of him...

Hobie...Anyone know the origin of this name? Its synonomous with cats

Trac...What?

G Cat...G-spot, G-string, gee, just Giesler I guess

Solcat...Must be a westy coast thing

Wave...Beauty queen or ocean?

If I named a boat today, it would be.....

The WTF18 Hampster..Small, fast, cunning, bites hard when provoked, and its an animal name so its acceptable


The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27





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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183000
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"Hobie...Anyone know the origin of this name? Its synonomous with cats"

You're kidding, I presume? Hobart (Hobie) Alter, inventor of the Hobie 14, 16, etc.

Other than the fact that it conjures up images of a slow, furry animal with big teeth, "Beaver" is genious for marketing to young, bar-hopping, hormone-driven guys.

Mike

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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: brucat] #183002
06/25/09 09:27 AM
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dave mosley Offline OP
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no, like german, polish etc


The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27





Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183003
06/25/09 09:28 AM
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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183005
06/25/09 09:32 AM
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>>Other than the fact that it conjures up images of a slow, furry animal with big teeth, "Beaver" is genious for marketing to young, bar-hopping, hormone-driven guys.<<

Can you imagine if a hot chick were to buy one and then try to find crew?

"Hey, you want a ride on my Beaver?"

Line forms over there boys...


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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: scooby_simon] #183007
06/25/09 09:37 AM
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couldn't resist it
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couldn't resist it
Stealth - ????

noiseiest cat i've ever sailed , but I love it

Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: Timbo] #183014
06/25/09 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
"Hey, you want a ride on my Beaver?"
Line forms over there boys...


Frank Drebin: Nice Beaver!

Jane: Thanks, Just got it stuffed!

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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: ] #183025
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The new " Squirrel F-18 " Its low to the water but suprisingly fast.

Available out of Long beach but seen all over the beach at most races.


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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183048
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Originally Posted by dave mosley

"A" Cat...yes its a cat. Where is the "B" Cat? Ive seen C and D, maybe I missed that production model.


I believe the Tornado came out of the B class. In retrospect, the 4 classes look to be box rule/formula from way back. N'est pas?

Originally Posted by dave mosley

Prindle...Mr Prindle, are you out there? Never heard of him...

Geoff Prindle


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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: tshan] #183065
06/25/09 12:59 PM
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WTF18 Hampster

haha awesome crazy


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06/25/09 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tshan


cook info, thanks

Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: tshan] #183067
06/25/09 01:08 PM
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There was a B Class when I started racing in 1965 on a Shark. There were plenty of them. Mainly the B-Lion. In Fact the Shark started out as a B-Class, then added more sail area and went into the C-Class, but way underpowered for that class.
And yes, the Tornado was a B Class. Many others as well.
Rick


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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: RickWhite] #183071
06/25/09 01:13 PM
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...the Tornado was a B Class. Many others as well.

Yep. The Hobie 14 was an A-Class and the Hobie 16 was a B-Class.

Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: Mary] #183079
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Shark, now theres a good name for a boat. Thanks, had a memory lapse on Geoff Prindle.

Mary and Rick,
when and why were the A,B,C,D classes developed. Seems to me when the H14 came about, it was the ONLY class, or at least it was its on class. There were no formula or box rules back then were they?


The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:27





Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183080
06/25/09 02:03 PM
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I believe the international classes (A,B,C,D) were formed in the early 1960's by IYRU. Mary should be able to look up ihe info in a book I sent down there a while back.

GI

Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183081
06/25/09 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by dave mosley
Shark, now theres a good name for a boat.


I think alot of the cool fish type names work. Stingray, Barracuda, Piranha, Marlin, etc

Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: dave mosley] #183083
06/25/09 02:05 PM
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What about weather related names?

I know tornado and hurricane are already out there.

What about:

Lightning
Hail
gentle breeze
heatwave
thunder (but thunder ALWYAS comes after lighting...Ca-chinga!)
Frost
Freeze
Flood
Quake
Tempest (another boat class?)
Sunami
Typhoon

Others:
Firestorm
Inferno
Wildfire (isn't that a cheesy horse-movie name?)
Fury
Brainfart (I sugest for a "senior-class" fleet)



Jay

Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: waterbug_wpb] #183093
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Brainfart (I sugest for a "senior-class" fleet)


Best one yet!


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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: Timbo] #183104
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Re: Exploding Beaver [Re: F-18 5150] #183119
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Gordy is spot on. Multihulls originally had no fleets and opted go by size and sail area, thus the A, B, C, D. Similar to F16-18-etc.
From which sprang the B-Lion, Shark, Tornado, et al
Rick


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