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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Location: Lake Livingston, Texas
Sailed for the first time today! 2002 Getaway with all the stuff. Lake Livingston Tx. What a hoot! Rigging the boat with my wife was a little difficult, she's YB&D, but a lot of help. Thanks to Matt and all the posters on this forum. I read the entire Getaway forum and all the technical data, it was invaluable. There were many mistakes, but no surprises: except one, don't launch the boat with the tiger tracks beach wheels on the trailer, they make the trailer float! Not pretty! Tacked 6 times into/across the wind, made it twice, hey, it can only get better. We got there and back again! If I died tomorrow, I'd be P.O.'d. I want to do this some more!! Thanks all, Rick


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:47 am 
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Way to go!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:17 am 
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Location: Indianapolis, IN
I love the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers reference in your name! Hadn't thought about them in a LONG time.

Have a blast with your new toy! (And don't let anyone make fun of your tail.)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Location: Chicago, IL
Enjoy your new Getaway! Use it as much as you can and for as long as you can this year! And get out on the water and sail for us in late Sept. when it's already too cold here in the Windy City!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:31 am 
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The rigging will become second nature in no time. It was the same for my wife and I at first, but now we throw that thing together in no time!

HAVE FUN!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:02 am 
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Location: Florida and Texas
There is no substitute for a good wind and a nice hobie.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:28 pm 
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TX will be a good torture test for it - I heard a plastic playground melted??? On the bright side you probably can sail all winter long.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:30 pm 
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Location: Saint John, NB Canada sailing on Washademoak Lake
choctaw60 wrote:
There is no substitute for a good wind and a nice hobie.

Bad wind and a terrible hobie is a hell of a lot better than an a good day at work.

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