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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:09 am 
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Anyone have any idea when the 2015 islands will ship to Australia. I am starting to have withdrawal symptoms. :x :x
Still have my PA to fish out of, but getting a real hankering for a bit a sailing action again. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:47 am 
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I just sold my TI 2014 and cant wait for the new one. Dealer told me after xmas so pick up new toy in February cant wait having withdrawals as we just had great weather and it would have been great to take it out. :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:52 am 
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I was told that they will be here in December by Sunsate Hobie I hope I'm not being lied to! If I have wait any longer than late December I'll get my deposit back and by a tinnie, I certainly wont wait until Febuary, I had a 5 month wait in the UK that was only supposed to be 3 months

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:24 am 
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I believe we have been quoting December first availability... December in Australia is overly optimistic I believe. Transport alone is lengthy. The boat is not yet in production.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:48 am 
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I assume that Hobie would prioritise shipping into markets where the sailing season is in full swing as opposed to markets shutting down for winter...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:55 pm 
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Roller wrote:
I was told that they will be here in December by Sunsate Hobie I hope I'm not being lied to! If I have wait any longer than late December I'll get my deposit back and by a tinnie, I certainly wont wait until Febuary, I had a 5 month wait in the UK that was only supposed to be 3 months


I had a tinnie and sold it to buy an AI. I would never buy a tinnie again, too much fun on an AI, also cheaper to run. I also couldn't take my tinnie out 15km safely, the AI just opens so many options, especially offshore.

I'd never be enticed into another vessel, it's either AI or nothing.

Been without my AI for a month and a bit now, yes, getting withdrawals. I just sold my V1 cradles and am setting up the trailer to accept the new ones.

I've been keeping busy, planning trips of places I havn't fished yet, so much coast line to explore.

Well worth the wait me thinks.

Roll on Janurary/Feburary/March?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:47 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
I believe we have been quoting December first availability... December in Australia is overly optimistic I believe. Transport alone is lengthy. The boat is not yet in production.


Hi Matt im not having a pop mate but it would be great if the US and Aus could keep on the same track, communication seems to be lacking, I was told in late August by my local dealer that the new AI will be available here in late December, I'll wait for he new model. However if given a proper time schedule it will at least allow us here in Aus to prepare for our summer season, when you get to a certain age time becomes precious, I dont want to loose an entire summer.. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:16 am 
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Certainly understand! The quote in August of "Late December" is not that far off. Transit to Australia is about 5 weeks. Production was hoped for late fall at that time. If I had more information I would pass it on.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:20 pm 
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If I have wait any longer than late December I'll get my deposit back and by a tinnie, I certainly wont wait until Febuary, I had a 5 month wait in the UK that was only supposed to be 3 months


Wow, you'd be regretting that in no time. Its a (censored) that we're all going to lose most of summer to waiting for the new AI, but once it lands we'll swiftly forget about the fact we had to wait. Admittedly, easier for me to swallow the waiting period because I already have a current one and well, I love it to death. But yeah, I know I'm going to love the new one even more!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:11 pm 
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Wow... the word 'shame' is censored? Or did I use another word starting with 'sh'? I can't remember :-/

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:25 am 
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:wink: FYI, Because of the global religious war in process throughout the planet, the word shame is considered to have a religious connotation to it as it is believed that repentance is needed after feeling shame so now it is no longer politically correct to use that word.

Inconvenience is now more of a globally accepted word that is used to express displeasure with a situation.
IE: (Its an inconvenience that we're all going to lose most of summer to waiting for the new AI )

The bottom line is that surfers, kayakers, and sailors have no shame in what they enjoy as it is usually done on a Sunday. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:56 am 
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xdcammer wrote:
Roller wrote:


I I just sold my V1 cradles and am setting up the trailer to accept the new ones.

Roll on Janurary/Feburary/March?



Do you have dimensions and/or spacing for the new cradles? I could be in trouble because i'll have a 2015 and a 2012 on the same trailer.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:00 pm 
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Spacing is the same for that very reason.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Cool, I'm guessing the new ones are similar to the TI cradles due to the longer amas. I just need to install a longer front cross bar to accommodate the new front cradle, which is good, cause I reckon I've got at least 4 months to do it.


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