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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:54 am 
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Hobie Islands are perfect for Corpus Christi where there are steady winds and a wide variety of areas to explore, from shallow lagoons to the Gulf of Mexico. I'm starting this thread for posting pictures from trips in the region.

In celebration of a visit from my friend from Taiwan, Vanson, we took out the TI on Corpus Christi Bay.

We sailed from the old boat ramp just past Texas A&M to Shamrock Island Preserve, the shipping channel spoil islands, some oil platforms, and back. The distance as the crow flies is 25 miles. The wind started below 10kt, but built to a steady 10-15kt. This made for great conditions, as the waves didn't have time to build too much. Our speed was generally between 5 and 7kt.

Here's some pics and video from the trip


Aerial picture of Shamrock Island
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Here's just the video showing our seabird escort along Shamrock Island

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:28 pm 
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Nice. I wonder how many months a year you will get without the spray being too cold. I can't understand how I lived in TX for 5 years without visiting Corpus C. or S. Padre... normally I'm a watersports fiend.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:16 pm 
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When it starts getting cooler, a Sprayskirt could keep most of that spray out of the tramp/cockpit area, until the chop gets bad. The spray probably feels good right now. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:00 am 
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Thanks daft. The water in CC bay is above 70F from april to mid november, and above 80F from may to mid october according the NOAA observation station. I haven't taken the TI out in the winter yet, but perhaps I'll throw on a wetsuit and give it a go this year.

Ya know Bob, I think that the boat came with the spray skirts when I bought it last september. I'll have to find them and give 'em a go. I think that I may get too hot in the Texas sun if I attach the spray skirts :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:50 pm 
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Nice Chris,

I want to come down and make a run with you.

I put Haka benches on my TI, throw on breathable waders and a splash jacket and I go out year round.

The benches give a dry ride and I really just use the waders to single launch and load off the trailer.

No problem!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:43 am 
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I am thinking about coming down with my 2015 TI the weekend of October 8th from north Texas. I'd like to sail and fish. Never been down there. Any advice? Where to launch? Where to go? Anyone else want to join up?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:11 pm 
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Holy crap that spray, just picked up a 08 adventure island and to start off kayaking. Need to invest in the spray shields.


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