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 Post subject: What a blast!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:31 am 
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Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:24 am
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Ok. so I buy this Hobie 18 to cruise around on on local lakes thinking I'll get some sun and relax. Then I take the boat to this mountain lake in Cle Elum WA. where there is according to locals "an amazing amount of wind" and Oh My God! Whitecaps on whitecaps! I have never gone so fast on a Hobie, ever!! I could have easily pulled a water skier (it seemed) and I was keeping up with planed out jet skis. The not so good part was I almost pitch-poled three times and scared the sh@# out of my non-sailing friends. They wanted off the boat after several minutes- which was kinda cool as they think they are real tough high speed freaks. Anyway, its great to be sailing again and going so fast with such a small fuel bill. You guys have a great forum here!

-Dave M.


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 Post subject: It's a riot.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:33 am 
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Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:17 am
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Location: Clear Lake, Iowa
Yep. That's catamaran sailing. Nothing better than apparent wind! Do it sometime when you need four 180 pound friends on board, cause you already have let out the mainsheet! It's a riot.

Nothing better than racing either and doing the same!

Or, add a spinnaker and reduce the drag under the water -- hang on, you ain't seen nothing yet! It's called a Tiger and that feels a lot like flying an airplane when going down wind.


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 Post subject: Blast
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:21 pm 
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Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2003 7:14 pm
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Location: West MI
Yup, put two guys at 450 lbs out on the trapeze, an 190 lbs skipper and ride the wind and waves. Get that Caddy ride on the old Hobie 18. I liked my 16 and love almost everything about my H-18.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:05 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:43 am
Posts: 779
Location: St. Louis, MO
When I first upgraded to the H18 I think the term I used to describe a nice reach with some serious beef on the wire was "Hair on Fire Fast".

That explains the bald spot on teh top of my head :roll:

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