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 Post subject: EC Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Start of the race:
http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i263/ ... g%20Line/#


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 Post subject: Re: EC Pictures
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:07 pm 
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TJ thanks for sharing.
Hope there will be more 8) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: EC Pictures
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:09 pm 
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Nice pictures, thanks. Love your background! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: EC Pictures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:53 am 
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Yeah that's pretty cool, but I don't know who authored it. My own pictures are very low tech.

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 Post subject: Re: EC Pictures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:20 am 
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This Adventure Island has lines running toward the bow and the top of the mast, just like mine does when I'm going to fly my jib. Hmmm...

Wish I had looked closer at the time.

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The start:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yct0BMp1ZvI

The stragglers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzFbxyQdjo

The kiteboarders down at the end of the beach:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3nKVJokSrM


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 Post subject: Re: EC Pictures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:56 am 
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As I looked at all the interesting home-built sailboats on the beach, I could not help thinking that paddling or rowing them would not be fun.

I looked at the AIs that were participating and thought that perhaps it would be fun, if the boats had a bit more room to move about and if they went over waves instead of through them. 300 miles in an AI exceeds my attention span.

I want a different Mirage Drive. One that you pedal from the side, not from in back. Actually, I want two of them. I see a cat ketch like this Core Sound with two Mirage Drive wells and two sideways Mirage Drives.

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For most of my life, I did not believe there would be a better way to move a kayak than a good paddle. Ketterman changed that with the Mirage Drive, making the paddle obsolete, an astonishing accomplishment.

We put trolling motors that belong on fishing boats into our kayaks. Why am I the only one who wants to apply the Mirage Drive technology to little sailboats? Am I going to have to do this myself, or is Hobie going to do it? The Bravo Mirage would be supercoool!


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