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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:58 pm 
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Well as some of you know I fish as many kayak fishing tournaments on the east coast as possible

I was at the Jamaica Bay Tournament this past weekend in New York. Lost first place striper division by 3 inches

As usual I get there a day or two early to do some pre-fishing

During the pre-fish I used the AI fully rigged for sailing and fishing. I was cruising all around the bay and catching fish and taking pictures

So after the Capts meeting a bunch of people walked up to Joey (event organizer) and asked if the AI's were allowed to sail in the event. I know that in the past all events have been human power only.

But just like early on with the Hobie and mirage drive yakfisherman thought the Hobie had a advantage

I don't know how to take it, but it clearly creates conversation, and conversation is good

I don't know where it will go, maybe they will have a non human power division in the kayak fishing tournaments

What is clear to me is that people recognize the AI as being a competitive advantage, yes it will get you places faster, yes it will take you places that you could not normally get to paddling

anyway you look at I think its very cool for Hobie, what do you think?

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 12:06 am 
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Al

You might point out some disadvantages also.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=8629

There are others. Speed up and lose some bait trolling capability. etc

Over here so far no objections to use of sail.

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 4:13 am 
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nice link Dan it makes me want to come out there

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