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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:59 am 
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Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:13 am
Posts: 835
Location: Nepean S.C. Ottawa, Canada
Busy weekend:
Friday afternoon/evening, did some minor repairs on my SX18, got bits and pieces organized, laced the wing tramps.

Saturday, packed up and sold the old SE 18, so sad to see her
go, a sweet sailing vessel. Alec, we wish you Bon Voyage, and look forward
to seeing you on the Ottawa River.

Assembled a Club H18, helped take it down to the beach.
Helped the Duty Crew with some landscaping.
Did not teach or do training this weekend...

Finally assembled my 18SX, and moved it down to the beach.
By that time, it was after 7 pm, and we were pooped, after 9 straight hours
of 'boat stuff'.

Sunday: rigged the NEW SX18 square head Pentex SAILS, awesome.
Warm sunny day, low humidity, light NW winds, around 8 mph.
Pierre took a Club 18, with my wife Laura as crew.
I took our SX18 with son Martin as crew, and we sailed in convoy.
First sail of the season as a family.
Light sailing, which is good for the first time with the new sails.
Finished off with burgers on the Clubhouse deck.

QUESTION - what might we do with the old SX sails? Battens and caps are
fine, Mylar is shot.....dacron is blown...I'd rather turn the fabric into
shopping bags that see it go to a landfill....any ideas?

1989 Hobie SX18 Sail # 1947 "In Theory..."
'Only two things are infinite, the universe, and human stupidity. But I'm not sure about the former.'

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:18 am 
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Location: Roswell, GA - USA
I saw some old sails rigged up horizontally between trees as sun shades at a regatta this weekend. :D

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:15 pm
Posts: 1128
Location: Oakland, CA
Asked and answered earlier.


How about covers for seat cushions?
Super hero capes for the kids?
Table cloth?
Grocery bag?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:58 am 
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Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:28 am
Posts: 3
Make a jacket from it.
Sailnumer or teh hobie logo on the back.

It is quite common in the netherlands.

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