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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:10 pm 
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After wanting a Hobie since I was about 7 years old I am going to buy a new getaway this spring. I do have a few questions.... Do I need a trapeze system? I plan on getting the optional wings and just wanted to know if I need it I dont mind spending the money and I know my kids will love it but is it somthing I need to have or can I add it later? Second what about a small back up outboard motor for those days the wind gods are quiet, does Hobie make an optional outboard motor bracket that can be installed? And is it a problem with a gasoline outboard motor on the stern if I capsize? and last how fast is this boat? I've sailed mono-hauls all my life and now it's time to go fast, get wet and GETAWAY!

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Tony Prescott
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:51 pm 
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I'm in the same boat (ba da bump) but here's what I know. Hobie doesn't recommend nor support the use of a trapeze with wings. You're not going to be flying hulls so I don't think you need to add wires.

You can see some of the suggestions others have made on options here:
http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?p=26486 including the cheata mount.

Best of luck with your purchase.

CB


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:47 pm 
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With the wings, you don't really need the trapeze. However, with kids, it might be fun for them.

As for the motor mount, Hobie sells the Cheata mount which works great with a small electric motor (I use the Minn Kota 30 - the smallest model) with a 32Ah AGM battery and this gives me plenty of reserve (1/2 hour - 2 miles) to get back to my mooring or some other shore if the winds completely dies down. I suppose the battery wouldn't like a dunking, but I haven't capsized the Getaway yet, so I can't tell you what would happen.


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 Post subject: Trapeze or no trapeze
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:22 am 
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When we bought our boat (with wings) the dealer threw in the trapeze and harness as a gift. We've sailed in winds up to 20 Kts, and haven't used the trapeze yet. With two adults on board, the weight moment was outboard enough that it wasn't necessary to go out any farther. Maybe with only one adult on board in those conditions a trap might be handy, but I haven't tried that one yet.

With two adults on board, you'll find intentionally flying a hull with the wings to be a challenge. As the windward hull rises, the leeward hull begins to rotate relative to the surface of the water. Eventually the forward support bar on the wings hits the surface, acting like a drag brake and slowing the boat to a point where the hull comes back down.

Watch out for the composite mast. Use lots of sail lube to keep the head of the sail moving smoothly through the plastic track on the upper third of the mast. Mine split when I used too much force to raise the sail as it was binding.

BTW we've been monohull saliors for the last 15 years, and the Getaway was our first cat. We love it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:23 pm 
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Bought our getaway at the begining of last summer....its fully loaded...wings which hobie threw in for free because I did some work with them as part of a school project... we also got the trap wires to help raise the mast solo..then keep it from swinging in our fancy self mast raising rig.

Havn't used the Trap yet while sailing though...you can hang very far off the wing if you hook your feet on the hull and just hold onto the trap wire...

we've never sailed before now dad wont even think of buying a power boat!

You'll LOVE your getaway!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:55 am 
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Thanks to all for the information


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:59 pm 
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I capsized with a 2HP Honda gas outboard and didn't have any problem. Here is the way I installed the Cheata mount: http://www.grigorof.com/cheata.htm
Search YouTube for "hobie getaway fun" to see some clips with the boat, you'll see that when you have some good wind there is some drag from the motor mount (but is worth it).

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