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 Post subject: Chetta Mount on Hobie 17
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:57 am 
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Location: League City, TX
Has anyone used this mount of a 17? Will trolling motor work? Outboards are expensive :roll:

I have a dock that is hard to get out of for Wed. night races depending on the wind direction.

Are there any other mounts available?

Doug


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 Post subject: Hello
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:05 pm 
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Anybody out there? Matt do you now?


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 Post subject: Chetta Motor Mount
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:20 am 
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Anyone have any experience thi s this?


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 Post subject: Cheata motor mount
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:46 pm 
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Location: Columbia Gorge
I have a Cheata that I just removed from a Sport I recently purchased. It was centered on the back cross bar (would prefer to be on the forward cross bar. The previous owner used a minkota trolling motor. If interested let me know. It is in excellent conditon and I will not be using it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:31 pm 
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Motors on small cats? Where's the respect for tradition!? Whatever happened to lying out on the bow/foredeck and paddling like a surfboard, while barely controlling the tiller with a combination of knee and toes, and perhaps some jury-rig involving bungees?

I ask you, is this not the Tao of the Cat-man? :lol: :wink:

OTOH, I'm sure that someone out there has mounted a propane grill on a cat 18' or smaller, LOL!


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 Post subject: Paddle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:45 pm 
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ReefOne:

After checking out the price of Cheata and motor I am just going to get a 2 piece kayak paddle for around $30. Use a piece of bungee cord with hook for the tiller and sit on the bows and paddle. I have a small dock basin I have to get out of fro the Wed, night races. Depending on how the wind blows I need some help getting in and out.

OH and what about a wooden tramp up front for a hot tub? (LOL LOL)

Doug Snell
Hobie 17
www.tcdyc.com


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 Post subject: Cheata Motor Mount
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:51 pm 
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Long shot, but wood5star is the Cheata available?

Please email whereditgo@earthlink.net.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:09 pm 
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:D Doug, share your pain. No fun paddleing back on our Anthony's Friday night series. Worst, two miles, in the dark. So they shorted the course, finished, then turned on their motors. That is why I usually skip the last couple of races in the season.
Caleb


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 Post subject: PITA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:45 pm 
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Caleb:
It is not that I can't get back in. It is just PITA !!!! It takes me about 12-15 tacks the way the wind normally blows to get back in to the Dock. Fun races, but a real PITA without a motor. A few times a couple in an inflatable have towed me in.

Doug


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