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 Post subject: New boat
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:18 am 
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I am buying a new Getaway on Monday. I am getting a trailer, storage box and boat. Is there anything else I should order up front?
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Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:30 am 
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PFD's !!! And wear them! Attach signalling whistles to them.

Where are you? What type of sailing are you doing? This will affect some items. On the ocean or larger bodies of water, a hand-held waterproof VHF is good. If you are sailing where no one else is likeley to be listening to a VHF, the a waterproof bag for your cell phone.

Don't know the Getaway well - but in general a Cat Shackle tool is a must, spare drain plugs, mast bearings, a paddle to maneuver in port can be helpful depecding on where you are sailing - or if the wind dies, beach wheels - if you have to move it around on a big beach, spare shackles, cotter pins, ring dings and pins

A Hobie catalog will help you come up with more, as should the dealer or person who is selling you the boat

Happy Sailing!


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 Post subject: New boat
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:34 am 
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Thnaks
We sea kayak now and also sailed Lido's laser etc. We never go out with out everyone wearing a pfd. We live 1 hour from Santa Cruz and we be sailing there and in lakes all around Northern Ca. I trip out by Richmond etc is also on our list.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:40 pm 
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You do not use mast bearings on the getway. A Hot stick is a big feature.
McLube dry coat spray lube for everything. Are you going for wings and trap?
Have a blast!


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 Post subject: New boat
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:58 pm 
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Thanks
I got the wings , but no trap. I'm 47 and some of my bones are going on 67. I pick her up this Sunday at Surf City , Santa Cruz! I will look into the hot stick.
No worries
Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:31 pm 
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I'm 50 the boat is great you'll need a hat and sun screen, maybe somthing to drink. Go for it and push it hard. You'll love it. We never sail without prezels.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:54 am 
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Here's some more stuff that you may need:
- spare tire and 3rd wheel for the trailer (and maybe a winch and a mast stepper to help you step up the mast)
- our Hobie dealer recommended a replacement for the stock tiller extension - the Hot Stick FX3 (made of fibreglass)
- righting bucket if planning to sail solo
- a waterproof bag (to hold your stuff as it gets wet on a Hobie)
- cover

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