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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:09 am 
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Because of this thread length, I have made a Table of Contents. This Table is on P. 22, http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&start=315

Wow! That is a great post, Bob. Great info.

Regarding your surprise that "expedition people" don't jump on this stuff: part of it is that the Everglades Challenge does not permit gas powered engines, for one. Second, people doing the EC are macho types when it comes to traveling on the water--they like to do it by paddle power. Now, some people, who are not big paddlers, can use a sail boat to accomplish the feat. But, there are "filters" that discourage large sail boats. It is, simply put, an adventure race for small human/sail powered boats. Don't take it personally; it does not reflect negatively on all the great innovations you have done on your TI. It is just for different boats and different folks.

Good luck on your adventures.

Keith

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:43 pm 
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I am motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. :roll:
Well I was until I started reading some of those articles.
Now I am motivated to just go sail my TI.
Well at least while I absorb some of that engaging information.
My motivation is also to become a better sailor or more in command.
The information in the articles will help me along that road, so thank you Bob.
Once I have time to read more and absorb, I will post again.

Can't complain really. Went out yesterday - winds 0-9 mph temp temp 35-57 F.
So the motor helped and we kept warm with a bottle of green ginger wine.
One of the delights of sailing to feel the wine warm as it goes all the way down.
Although it is the middle of our winter, the sun was shining and navigating the
Port Adelaide river to the Birkenhead Hotel for lunch was a delight.

Now I feel refreshed, I'll get back to those articles. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:10 am 
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On May 25, 2014, YakAttaque wrote:
I recommend buying the TI, for solo expedition trips

On Jul 6, 2014, YakAttaque wrote:
Being in Oregon, I haven't done the Everglades Challenge, but if I were, and I had the choice, I would go with the TI, because of the dryer ride and longer waterline.

In 2 weeks I start a 2 week-long trip from northern Vancouver Island, where there are 23 foot tides (2nd biggest in the world), almost all 'beaches' are rocks covered with slick seaweed, and one may have a small surf to deal with. My plan is to pack in such a way that I can offload/onload easily, to lighten the yak. I'll update on how it went.

YakAttaque


Where is YakAttaque? Where is his update of his trip to northern Vancouver Island with his TI?

Keith

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:34 am 
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Proposed Trip: Chokoloskee to Pavilion, Nov 30-Dec 2 (or 3)

First AI/TI trip of the season (for Nancy & me, at least).

After a summer of camping all over the northwest (mostly Washington, Idaho, and Utah), driving over a downed tree across the road in the middle of the night, fishing for salmon, driving through Kansas and Missouri to Indianapolis, and returning to Miami by plane, I’m finally beginning to think about our first trip of the season. However, first, Nancy and I are traveling to Europe to visit our Grandson who is studying abroad this semester. I’m hoping we can squeeze a trip in after Thanksgiving. Here are the dates/location I suggest.

With these dates (Nov 30-Dec 2 or 3), I’m trying to avoid the Thanksgiving crowd and precede the Christmas tourists—of course, we have to catch some decent tides in and out the passes. The plan would be to launch from Chokoloskee at about 10:30 am, Sunday, Nov 30. For returning to Chok on Tues, Dec 2, boats should be on the water no later than 9:00 am in order to catch a nice incoming ride through the passes. If returning on Wed, Dec 3, we can be a little more leisurely, but we should be on the water by 9:30 am or so. Catching a favorable current through the passes is critical, because opposing currents can be brutal.

I hope you can join us to kick off the “winter” camping season. Some people (Debbie and Tom Turner and Royd Whedon) have some serious WaterTribe adventures to share. Two of us, Rick Parks and I, are actually thinking about doing the 2015 Everglades Challenge. That is almost 4 months to the day.

Please let me know ASAP if you can do this trip. If you have any questions, just ask here or send an email. I can be contacted at kwellma@gmail.com I will be out of the country from Nov 6-18.

If you have never done any of these "pleasure" trips with us or been to the Everglades, this can be considered a "beginner" trip. Pavilion Key is a beautiful place to camp with lots of options.

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