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How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) #186818
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Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: Tony_F18] #186823
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I am quite surprised that my kids and their mates haven't tried the two trolley trick with a bit of wind in the sails yet!

... Or maybe they have?


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I "sailed" a Hurricane 5.9 from Paal 15 to 17 (Texel) some years ago on a couple of trolleys....


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Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: scooby_simon] #186836
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Well, the whole 2.2 knots of wind they had explains why everyone was ashore cheering them on. The real question is, how long did it take them to get back in?

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Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: brucat] #186838
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thats great!!!!

Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: ] #186840
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haha awesome smile


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back when I was learning the ropes of Catsailing from Robert Todd (RTodd) he had a launch ramp in Beaufort NC that was covered in PVC... We'd stick his TheMightyHobie18 at the top of the ramp and push. It didn't take much and we were flying down the ramp and in the water in now time :P

Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: ThunderMuffin] #186843
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Originally Posted by Undecided
back when I was learning the ropes of Catsailing from Robert Todd (RTodd) he had a launch ramp in Beaufort NC that was covered in PVC... We'd stick his TheMightyHobie18 at the top of the ramp and push. It didn't take much and we were flying down the ramp and in the water in now time :P


sounds like real fun trying to get the boat back up the ramp... smile

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Actually it was really easy. The bottom part of the ramp was "floating" and so you just drove the boat up on the floats... hopped out and pulled the boat up the PVC pipes. Slid a lot easier than putting wheels on.

It was so easy, that the owner of the ramp, an elderly gentleman of 70+ years was able to pull his H17 up the ramp.

Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: ThunderMuffin] #186846
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It was particularly easy to recover the boat when approaching the ramp on a beam or broad reach. Pull boards, put weight on the stern, drive straight, close your eyes when the bows hit the bottom of the ramp, and, next thing you know, you were 8 feet above sea level sitting on the grass. Of course, the risk of damage was rather high with such approaches.


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Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: RTodd] #186847
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Note: Would not try this approach with A-cat

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yes the Como wind has failed to materialise and they have only done 2 races in 3 days.
At one stage the rain was so heavey that it was ankle deep inside the tent!
Looks good for tomorrow though.


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Thats awesome! I've always wanted to try that.

Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: Karl_Brogger] #186862
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Thats awesome! I've always wanted to try that.


has the ice on the lakes thawed up there yet?

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Originally Posted by andrewscott
has the ice on the lakes thawed up there yet?


Very soon, I hope. grin

Ice is usually out by mid-April, its usually warm enough to get out by the second week in May. You might get a few days sailing in late October, but by November its pretty much certain death should anything go wrong. By the middle of November they starting to solidify.

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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Originally Posted by andrewscott
has the ice on the lakes thawed up there yet?


Very soon, I hope. grin

Ice is usually out by mid-April, its usually warm enough to get out by the second week in May. You might get a few days sailing in late October, but by November its pretty much certain death should anything go wrong. By the middle of November they starting to solidify.


I feel for you! as you know.. the only ice in the waters here are when we spill our drink! DRAT!

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I feel for you! as you know.. the only ice in the waters here are when we spill our drink! DRAT!


Funny you should mention ice, Andrew. I was just thinking of how I can convert my boat to an ice boat for winter.

Here is the Florida solution for handling winter ice. Now, how can I mount this sucker on my hull?

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Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: RTodd] #186910
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Never tried a double cat trax but I went land yachting in a California Dried lakebed outside a San Diego about 20 years ago, what a riot! The wind was blowing so hard that if you turned sideways it would snach your ballcap right off your head and you had to chase it down. We tracked one of the land yachts with the rental car and hit 47 mph.

What a blast by the end of the day I was “flying a wheel” had her up on two wheels and then saw I was heading for the only damn rock in the desert lake bed. Skimmed the face of the rock and went into a flat spin on all three wheels and they were chirping like a formula one car in the chicane turn of a road course. I was laughing so hard I was crying. With the red California dust I looked like Alice Cooper from the 70’s when I was done for the day.


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Re: How do Pro's launch a H16? (video) [Re: TheManShed] #186953
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Pictures or it didn't happen ;-)

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Now with a Tiger haha:


Less than ideal condition at Como btw:
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