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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:45 pm 
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As stated I am new to the sailboat scene and have just bought a 2007 Hobie Getaway as our (me, my wife and 3yo daughter) first sailboat. I have never been sailing but I have been on the water my entire life with a fuel burner behind me. Now that I have bought the boat I have read that there is really no where on Mobile bay to launch unless you have a beach dollie. My question is how do you get the boat from the trailer on to the beach dollie then to the water? Also is this a good boat to begin with. I bought it from a local that has used it maybe 10 times for $2500 including the trailer. It is in excellent shape, I hope I did not pay too much being I had no idea what I was looking at. Is there any good articles or write ups online to teach me the basics of sailing? I look forward to getting on the water with it next weekend if the weather permits. Thanks in advance for your inputs and I look forward to spending more time on this forum.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:58 pm 
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Sorry for the duplicate post. I was wondering why my thread was not showing up. I didnt know it had to be approved . :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:07 pm 
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You can slide the boat off the trailer and right onto the dollie. These are ATV type tires (2) on a crossbar. You position them just aft of the shrouds and tie off. Then roll to the water's edge or into the water.

Page 32 of the current catalog: http://www.hobiecat.com/media/pdf/eSail_2010-11.pdf

$2,500 sounds pretty darn good with the trailer.

How to sail page: http://www.hobiecat.com/experience/learn.html

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