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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:21 am 
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Unforgettable day - Strong wind and high speed :)


Our work is related to managing one of the best hotels on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. We take every opportunity to get into the sea with our loved boats.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:20 am 
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Nice video. Great advertisement for "Why I need a Set of Hakas."

I thought tandems were supposed to be a dry ride--what goes here?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:47 am 
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The rear seat in the TI is a "drier" ride, but still not "dry." All kayaks are going to be pretty wet rides.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:48 am 
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Sounds as if you may have started riding your hakas, Chekika...
The TI is way drier a ride for the stern occupant than the AI, but not so much for the bow occupant.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Great bit of action Johnny. See we have 26 videos now in our 'Hobie Islander' group. It's good that now they can all be found in the one location.

https://vimeo.com/groups/193689

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:37 am 
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Very nice video, Johnny. You have captured the wet and exciting ride on the TI on an beautiful breezy day. The last minute of the video with the 2 young kids sailing through the streets of Bulgaria is very cute. I had never given thought to this before... that the TI, with a couple of good wheel carts, can make a excellent go-cart.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:04 am 
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Where's the vid?

Pete


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:09 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:21 pm 
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With so much wind, why not take out the drives and just sail? I find the difference huge in sailing ability, etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Agreed. Removing the front drive should help the most.

The kids are too cute, Johnny. Their dad, at 1:30 looks like the "Lone Ranger". 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:31 am 
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If you do pull the front drive, pop the cassette plug in. I sailed once without it and found that the open drive well created some weird handling characteristics as well as noticeably slowed the boat.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:47 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
If you do pull the front drive, pop the cassette plug in. I sailed once without it and found that the open drive well created some weird handling characteristics as well as noticeably slowed the boat.


Agreed. For the most part, I like to just use the drive to "get out there" or when I need it, similar to an engine on a sailboat. I much prefer to sail with the drive out and the cassette plug in.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:59 am 
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The new video :)


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