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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:36 pm 
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Well for my birthday (last Friday) I split the cost of the Spring Creek stabilizers with my folks. I guess the parents did not approve of my awesome double-wipeout :lol:
New thread will be started when I put them on and get sailing again.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:17 am 
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Happy Belated Birthday!

Sounds like a nice B'Day present too. I cannot wait to see them and sail along with you again. May have to be later in June. I do not know if I will get out again before Holiday. I am hoping to and will keep an eye out for the next trip planned to NBB.

Spring Creek has one heck of a sailing kit too with sail, stabilizers and lee boards.
http://store.springcreek.com/Sail-Kits/ ... p1553.html


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:21 pm 
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After I put on the stabilizers, I will be out on NBB any weekend its too rough/windy to fish offshore. Those will be my sailing days.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:43 pm 
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Jcanracer wrote:
So, I have become a victim of my own hubris. It was my belief that I could sail my Revo11 without amas. For calm weather, that's actually true. For winds 15 knots and over, well... you be the judge:
http://youtu.be/NVRbX3T2NQA

Edit: sorry the video is long because I didn't do much editing. Sail unfurls at 1:34 and the flip happens sometime after the 8 minute mark.

Which came first in the video.... the choreography or the music? They're timed so perfectly together!!

10 outta 10. Would watch again! :mrgreen:

I was actually thinking of buying a used 2016 Revo 11 that someone is selling locally for a pretty good deal... even tho I've been waiting for a Revo 13 and just haven't found one yet.

But then I started to wonder how the Vantage seats really affect sailing. Has anyone noticed a tippier ride in the Pre- and Post-2015 Hobies??

Anyway... glad I still haven't hopped on the Hobie bandwagon yet, because my #1 fear has just become so very real... that I'll buy one and they'll make some super awesome upgrade that makes all prior Hobies obsolete. I mentioned before on here that the seats were terrible, and then they put the Vantage seats in the next year's model, along with half a dozen other awesome changes. And two years later, they're adding reverse!! Now there isn't one single drawback to a Hobie kayak, other than the price. Hopefully the recent competition will help with that last part. Perhaps Hobie can just leave well enough alone and make a cheaper product??

The 2015 and 2017 upgrades really did destroy the resale value of prior Hobie kayaks, IMHO. These upgrades are just so good that I couldn't possibly live with myself knowing that such major flaws have finally been corrected. I mean.... I'll pay like $1200 for a 2016 or earlier Hobie kayak now, but not much more. :P


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:31 am 
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No stability lost with the vantage seat in the low position. In the high position, it's minimal.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:52 am 
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DoctorBuzz wrote:
Which came first in the video.... the choreography or the music? They're timed so perfectly together!!

10 outta 10. Would watch again! :mrgreen:

I was actually thinking of buying a used 2016 Revo 11 that someone is selling locally for a pretty good deal... even tho I've been waiting for a Revo 13 and just haven't found one yet.

Just don't take it as a sailing lesson to emulate, or proof of needing amas. It makes little sense to sail with the fins up instead down thru centering the pedals. And it makes little sense to just drive the boat around downwind while leaving the sail pulled in for a close haul. If you are going even just a tad downwind, let the sail out so it works like it is supposed to and doesn't backwind. It then resists making an accidental jibe, and if you want to jibe you can simply guide it with your hand above your head to control slack and changeover time.

Some gave advice to pull the sail sheet tight when jibing which would make sense if you can't directly reach the line or sail above you, but I think most kayaks allow this. Pulling tight is inefficient because you lose power when the sail is not let out for running generally (I mean the full 180 degree range) downwind. There is an unusual and tippy technique of "sailing by the lee" with tight sheet downwind, but I think this video just showed oblivious setting of the sail and fins.

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