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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:44 pm 
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I why can't I buy a Hobie trailer direct from Hobie? The local dealer sells trailers by another company, but I like the Hobie trailer and the dealer makes it sounds like the Hobie trailer would be more expensive due to shipping costs.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:51 am 
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We don't sell anything direct to consumers due to our commitments to our dealer network. The dealer can have the trailer shipped to you (Drop Ship).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:48 pm 
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Thanks that is what I will do. I it doesn't look hard to put togather and I have plenty of tools to do it.

I keep thinking that maybe I should get the Wave, but the ease of setup and Bravo not being that wide as the Wave for trailering, keeps me come back to the Bravo. I drive a Toyota Corolla. I have had a H16 in the past, and you have to be real careful in traffic because of the width.


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I would recommend taking a good look at what you expect from the boat and how you want to sail it, and make your decision based on that. Rather than the width of the boat on the trailer.

I used to tow a SOL Cat 18, 7'11" wide with a Toyota Carina, about the size of today's Corolla and I know what you are talking about. Made the trip from Long Island down to New Jersey, (for Class Racing) going over the Outer Crossings Bridge, which only had 8' wide lanes right up to the guard rails. Used to sweat bullets, but once I got it in the water, it was well worth it.

If you can, try to sail both.

Charlie


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:58 pm 
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True. Don't let the trailering width be the deciding factor. The Wave is only 7' wide, much less than alot of bigger cats. And only about 50 lbs heavier than Bravo.
Do you plan on sailing solo most of the time? If so, the Bravo is a good option. Good advise to try both boats before you buy.

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