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 Post subject: Adventure Island Pics
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:09 pm 
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While I was testing the Revolution over at Mission Bay, I spotted one of the Hobie Techs putting the AI through its paces. So I followed him around the bay (as best I could) with my 10x camera and got a few pics.

The launch is amazingly simple -- here's the sequence:
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Then out to the bay. Not a lot of wind, but a little action...
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And docking:
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Here's more detail of some of the rigging: 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:19 am 
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Damn You, Roadrunner--i was almost over her! my soul burns!!!

new sidekicks are going on the 2005 model Adventure today they're a distant second to what the AI has to offer. nice pics.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:28 am 
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Forgot to mention a couple of observations.

The roller furling was really cool. It just zipped in and out in about 2 seconds.

I was surprised how well the rig turned. It could be my imagination or maybe the inboard outrigger acts as a pivot point?

Overall handling looked very responsive. He was doing jibes, tacks and turns fast and easy. There were about 10 cagillion (sp?) boats everywhere -- about 30 in the launch ramp area alone in a holding pattern, more waiting at the gas pump -- unbelievable! The AI is just weaving in and out like an obstacle course (I almost got run over taking pictures). I was especially impressed how he just sailed up to the dock, bringing the inboard ama in as he pulled up and jumped right out! He was obviously very comfortable with it, but the boat was not at all cumbersome -- a lot more agile than I expected.

Sorry I didn't get to take a little "test drive"! :cry:

PS Wow -- check out the price of gas in the last picture!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:38 pm 
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Roadrunner wrote:
PS Wow -- check out the price of gas in the last picture!


Marina fuel has always been expensive. A buck over local gas stations is normal.

And that's one of the reasons why we're all sailors instead of power boaters! ;)

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 Post subject: Smokin on an Island!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:25 pm 
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Smokin on an Island!

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This is a shot from sailing on Mission Bay, San Diego on Saturday. We had about 15 kts of wind.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:05 pm 
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Any GPS readings? I know you've got one. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:36 am 
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Roadrunner wrote:
While I was testing the Revolution over at Mission Bay


Tell us about the Revolution. I was interested in that yak when I purchased the Adventure, but it was not available yet.

Is it as fast as the A?
Do you think it will do as good a job fishing La Jolla Shores?

I like the access to the front hatch while on the water. It looks like a good fishing yak.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:52 am 
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Billy,
Roadrunner already covered some of this in earlier posts. Check these out.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=4534

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... 0842#20842

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=4377

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:33 pm 
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What I want to know:

1. The height of the mast.

2. Can it be unshipped at sea (after automatic furling)?

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 Post subject: Mast questions
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:40 am 
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Mast questions...

The mast is a 2 piece windsurf mast that is about 15'

Yes, you can easily step the mast down while on the water.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:51 pm 
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Thanks Matt

Now get your engineers to liminated the tankwell which inhibits touring and fishing, and I might buy an Adventure Island.

a. Eliminating the tankwell reduces your rear load CG by ~4". That ought to be significant design wise when combined with elimination of tankwell scupper holes.

b. I might have a place to put this fish! :lol:

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Had it been an ahi might have lost some serious meat. As it was it was a close call geting back to ice this guy down.

You can recoup some engineering costs by selling an optional insulated fish bag for the interior space. It would double as a bag for long drives home. One just for auto transportaion purpose (yeah the Big Island is BIG) ran me $150. Except for a few south African yaks there are no yaks with fish box designs on the market And none with a spacious rear compartment.

You coughed up the Revo for inland waters & coastal fishing. Now give us a true ocean fishing yak.

Watertight interior storage should also appeal to long range tourers, the stated market for the Adventure on your web site.

Who do I write to in the design department? :?:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:47 pm 
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I'll buy the second one, Dan. And use it happily in freshwater and coastal waters, too.


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