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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:35 pm 
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1. Said to be a hobie 16. http://broadneck.patch.com/articles/tee ... chesapeake

2. A little further down the bay (in daylight)
Ignorance is bliss. My friend, with windsurfing, jet ski and motorboat experience, bought a hobie wave last week. From a person who apparently pieces together old parts. He did not get a main sheet or blocks. Not knowing any better, he tied the sail to the rear cross beam. The boat flipped on the sand before he went out. Then he went out with the sheet tied and no way to let the sail out. Sailed about 20 minutes. Luckily, no problems. (At least he had a wetsuit on.)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:20 am 
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From #1:
Windemuth said Lundvall left the Bay Ridge Community pier alone at around midnight Sunday and capsized shortly afterward due to high winds.

"He encountered a strong gust of wind, which caused it to flip. There was also an indication that there was some structural failure from the hull," Windemuth said. "We are also investigating whether alcohol played a factor in this."

Ya think??? :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:38 am 
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Are these Darwin Award candidates?

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