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 Post subject: Converting an Aussie?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Have had a friend (bloke? mate?) over from down under for a week and since he's come all this way I would be remiss if I didn't take him out sailing in the TI. He said he's always "wanted to have a crack at sailing" so we plan to hit the water tomorrow. It will be cold - upper 30's for the high and double digit winds but we plan to "have a go" regardless. Would prefer a bit more warmth but no way I'll let him leave without treating him to a bit of Hobie sailing.

My goal is have him "chuffed" enough about the whole thing that when he returns down under he'll order himself a TI or an AI. We'll see. I'll try and take a movie or two.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:22 pm 
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I don't know Tom, do you REALLY think an AUSSIE would like an AI or a TI??? I can't see it. :lol:

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We're going to find out, provided we don't experience a complete "kafuffle," whatever in the heck that means.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Don't forget to pack the Sangas, Pav and Lamos then wash it all down with a slab of your best.

P.S. Keep a close eye on your wallet Tom. How do you think Aussies became Aussies :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:05 am 
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Strueth Slaughter ,yore layin' it on pretty thick old son, you reckon they can crack the lingo, I wonder if they'll be able to follow our visiting Ozzie mate if he gets a skinful of 'entertainment'...these Yanks are pretty generous types
(or is Tom from south of the Brisbane line...oops Mason-dixon line)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Contrary to the forecast, winds were very light so not much excitement. But, Col did get a bit of a sticky beak while I was setting up the boat and once on the water he took to it like a sea gull after a hot chip.

I guess this means he was interested in the boat and had a good time, but I can't be sure.

He did get to handle the sheet a few times in some strong but brief gusts and was chuffed at how powerful the wind pushing against a sail can be. Col lives a bit below Sidney and I told him I'd try to put him in touch with some of his countrymen that had TI's in case he wanted to try it again once he got home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD5C8my1 ... e=youtu.be


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Hope he had his cold climate budgie smugglers :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Col is from Port Kembla, NSW. I believe that is just a bit below Sidney, maybe 100 miles?

Col is a die hard fisherman and I'd love to put him touch with any Hobie kayak people in that same area. He's a power boat buy but he very much enjoyed the TI.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Slaughter wrote:
Don't forget to pack the Sangas, Pav and Lamos then wash it all down with a slab of your best.

P.S. Keep a close eye on your wallet Tom. How do you think Aussies became Aussies :wink:


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