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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:09 am 
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due to back problems, I'm thinking I have to sell my 16 and go with a smaller boat... moving the 16 back and forth on the beach - even with cat trax and 1-2 friends helping - is pretty demanding on my back now :cry:

this past weekend, I saw someone move his Wave back and forth on the beach with his cat trax... so, I thought maybe this would be a better lighter boat for myself.

how is the Wave in surf? (1-3' surf)

also, how is the Rotomolded Polyethylene in the sun and salt air? (I keep my Hobie 16 on the beach year round)

any ideas? suggestions? would be greatly appreciated... I just don't want to stop sailing because my body is not so good anymore.

THANK YOU :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:25 am 
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This is exactly the use a Wave was designed for! That's why it's the number one choice for seaside resorts around the world.

The hulls are a bit "fatter" than the 16's, so it doesn't cut through the water quite as well; and the sail area is much less, so it's not as fast as a 16. But it is much more controllable in strong winds, and much lower maintenance overall. That's what makes it ideal for tourist resorts and rentals.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:20 am 
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I live in Daytona Beach and My wife and I put out onto the ocean nearly every weekend. The cat will bounce around a bit on chop if you are heading into the wind, but I haven't had an equipment failure yet. I've only capsized once in the surf and that was due to my own stupidity. A lesson hard come by, but thoroughly learned. I stay away from any surf higher than 2 / 3 foot waves as reported by the surf report.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:17 pm 
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HECK YEAH...I gone out in BIG Surf....Been Airborn a few times....the Wave just Shakes it off and keeps going....you need to go out on a Reach though....or at least where you have enough wind to power thru it.

Here is my boat during the Daytona mid winters a couple of years ago.

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In all those shots, I didn't capsize one time....:D...It will take a lickin' and keep on tickin' :D Off shore the seas were 10 feet at least....you couldn't see anything when we were in the troughs, so they cancelled the Start of the race.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Awesome pictures. But f that!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:38 am 
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Well, I certainly haven't been out in 10' troughs but I've been experimenting with the new Wave this summer and it is certainly not a rocket like a 16 but as far as ocean waves, surf and big wind, it outperforms this pilot every time. I'm the weak link, not the boat and I used to do a lot of crazy dinghy sailing when I was young. Of course we didn't know what we were doing at that time either but we sure had fun.

Some people may not like how wet a ride it is in those conditions but that is part of the fun while the water is warm.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:54 am 
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abbynormal wrote:
due to back problems, I'm thinking I have to sell my 16 and go with a smaller boat... moving the 16 back and forth on the beach - even with cat trax and 1-2 friends helping - is pretty demanding on my back now :cry:

any ideas? suggestions? would be greatly appreciated... I just don't want to stop sailing because my body is not so good anymore.

THANK YOU :D
A trailer. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:00 pm 
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I take mine out in surf almost every day in summer. Been leaping over waves now for 4 years with no signs of the boat breaking....go for it


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