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Anger Management #88362
11/06/06 05:29 PM
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Throughout the past few years, I've found that there are few better ways to vent frustration than to crush a hobie cat (I can think of few...but they aren't for this board <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />). I have become rather skilled at the art of hull crunching, crushing, dissecting, and destroying. Beams, masts, hulls, you name it, I've destroyed it. As Dan Berger will comment on, there are many ways to do destroy a hull. With some time, you can cut up a 16 hull with a sawzall and fit it into a 55 gallon trashcan for you garbage man to take away. Sometimes, nothing less than a nice bonfire will do to satisfy the destructive urge (not environmentally friendly though). Small handtools, such as a hatchet or axe, a hammer, and even a pipewrench and screwdriver can make quick work of the hulls as well. Here is a list of some of the methods one can take:

Sawzall
Chainsaw
Big pipewrench
Screwdriver
Hatchet/Axe
Cinder Block
Rebar
Any combination of the above.

Yesterday though, I discovered a much better way to not only destroy a hull (4 to be exact), but also to scratch my manly ego as well. Here is the recipe:

4 early 70's Hobie 14 hulls
Testosterone
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
Goodyear tires
Gas
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Destruction!

Yes, there is nothing more satisfying than driving your gas-guzzler over several hobie cats. It is almost as good as tying one end of the hull to a tree, and the other to your hitch (or a variation of this with the tree in the middle of the hull!). The crunch of the delaminated fiberglass is the sound of death for the hull, and flat she goes. Then, it is simply a matter of cutting the hull apart, which is much easier now that they've been crushed.
SO, next time you boss tells you to come in on Saturday, or the wife says one more thing about the ugly bathroom tile, or the professor doesn't curve that exam with a class average of 54...you know what to do. Get a trash hull, and have at it!
See pic

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Re: Anger Management [Re: NCSUtrey] #88363
11/06/06 05:32 PM
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And den....

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Re: Anger Management [Re: NCSUtrey] #88364
11/06/06 05:34 PM
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Uno mas (cerveza)...

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Re: Anger Management [Re: NCSUtrey] #88365
11/06/06 06:04 PM
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“an island in the Pacific....
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“an island in the Pacific....
You're a sick young man. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Anger Management [Re: NCSUtrey] #88366
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Please stop the horror, how can you all do this kind of thing. I understand that many of the old Hobies out there are in bad shape but is this really nesescary. I have a wonderful little 14 that had a few soft spots that were easily fixed. I would love to have some of these worn out hulls. I have friends that want to put together Hobies. I know that those hulls wouldn't handle racing but they would be a great starter boat for someone.
But please stop showing these hulls being destoyed!!!


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
Re: Anger Management [Re: gree2056] #88367
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STOP THIS IS MAKING ME SICK!!!!!!!!!


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
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I don't think Trey wants to be held liable for any injuries had anyone actually tried to sail using these hulls.

Re: Anger Management [Re: gree2056] #88369
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If you'd like to buy them, I'm sure we could work out a price...until then...crushing continues.


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11/06/06 06:16 PM
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Okay, just so you know I think you are a very sick person. Those hulls had better be very soft!!!! I think NC is a little far for me to be buying hulls from. You should try one of the old viking burials. Pour lighter fluid all over them pill on a bunch of wood, shove them out to sea and then launch flaming arrows at them. What happens to all the hardwear off those hulls, that I might be interested in!


Once you go cat you never go back! Nacra 5.2 (Elsies)#1499, running an inter17 spin!
Re: Anger Management [Re: gree2056] #88371
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I once gave a windspeed 15 a viking funeral.

Re: Anger Management [Re: MauganN20] #88372
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It pretty much comes down to: "What do you need?"


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More crushing!

Re: Anger Management [Re: BrianK] #88374
11/06/06 07:47 PM
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WTF!!!!! So much for posts about getting kids and entry level sailors involved in cat sailing! You can't tell me that someone would not have used those cats. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
(the legal question can be the only legitimate reason to trash them, thanks to the lawyers)

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Re: Anger Management [Re: BrianK] #88375
11/06/06 07:48 PM
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ahhahahah! great post +10 on comedic value hhahahahah

Re: Anger Management [Re: Robi] #88376
11/06/06 07:52 PM
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one redneck + hobie14 + beer + Chevy = stupid thread

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Trey is a businessman of a calibre that is very rare in someone his age. He's got an uncanny ability to determine what is sellable and what is not. I've seen him drag some sunfish out from under backyard sheds, spend a day cleaning them up and then sell them for money that would make you drop your jaw.

Now if he thought he could make some cash out of these, I'm sure he'd sell them. Unforunately, and I've seen some of these boats first hand, they get so soft that they are unable to be safely sailed in any condition.

I disagree that this is a stupid thread.

And rednecks are underappreciated, especially by stuck up yankees :P


Re: Anger Management [Re: MauganN20] #88378
11/06/06 07:56 PM
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I would never trash a salvageable hull.

Oh yeah, I'm not a redneck, I'm an artist.


Trey
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11/06/06 07:57 PM
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Trey is a businessman of a calibre that is very rare in someone his age. He's got an uncanny ability to determine what is sellable and what is not. I've seen him drag some sunfish out from under backyard sheds, spend a day cleaning them up and then sell them for money that would make you drop your jaw.

Now if he thought he could make some cash out of these, I'm sure he'd sell them. Unforunately, and I've seen some of these boats first hand, they get so soft that they are unable to be safely sailed in any condition.


point taken, still sad though don't ya think?

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point taken, still sad though don't ya think?


Sad that Trey had to put down these boats in the same sense as a vet has to put down a lame horse. He has to end the sufferin!

Re: Anger Management [Re: MauganN20] #88381
11/06/06 08:24 PM
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This is absolute GENIUS! I would whole-heartedly say Trey is a pioneer and in the forefront of boat entrepreneurship.

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