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 Post subject: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:00 am 
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Thought I would post this here.

http://www.hobie.com/post/98/Rest-in-Pe ... lter-.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:24 am 
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Thanks Steve for posting. The article, well written, indicates that he must have been a wonderful man to know. I wish I had had the privledge.

REST IN PEACE Hobie Alter.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Rest in peace


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:50 pm 
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Sad news today. May he rest in peace.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:56 am 
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A truly amazing man. RIP Hobie...


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:09 am 
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Obviously we all are sad to hear the news. Let's hope and pray his legacy continues and we all are able to continue to enjoy the fruits of his labors.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:30 pm 
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Rest in peace. Have to love innovative people with forward thinking designs and ideas. When I show people my ProAngler14. They are amazed at the versatility, designs implemented for outfitting gear and accessories. A man who gave the world an outstanding product.


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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:40 pm 
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DWDrummer13 wrote:
Rest in peace. Have to love innovative people with forward thinking designs and ideas. When I show people my ProAngler14. They are amazed at the versatility, designs implemented for outfitting gear and accessories. A man who gave the world an outstanding product.


To be clear and if someone thinks we have lost our innovation now...

Hobie Alter sold his interest in the Hobie Cat Company in the 70's when the company went public and then sold to Coleman. Hobie was involved with product design for Hobie Cat into the 80's while the company was owned by Coleman and then Tony Wilson. The current ownership came on in the early 90's and with them the kayaks were born. Greg Ketterman designed the MirageDrive and a team of Hobie Cat staff and designers design the boats and accessories.

RIP Hobie L. Alter. You made my life, as it is, possible. I bought a Hobie 16 in 1976 and have been hooked ever since. You will never be forgotten.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:10 pm 
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Hobie Alter was a contemporary of mine and his innovations enhanced my life every step of the way. Over the course of his life I have owned:

- Hobie skateboards that were the height of SoCal chic
- Hobie surfboards, including a Phil Edwards model I still use,
- Hobie Cats, 14' and 16' that we raced with fierce intensity
- Hobie Hawk RC Gliders that flew like eagles
- Hobie Power Skiff, that had the highest fun to cost ratio of any power boat Ive owned
- Hobie Pro Angler 14: the most highly advanced fishing machine on Earth!

Aloha Kahuna!

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DWDrummer13 wrote:
Rest in peace. Have to love innovative people with forward thinking designs and ideas. When I show people my ProAngler14. They are amazed at the versatility, designs implemented for outfitting gear and accessories. A man who gave the world an outstanding product.


To be clear and if someone thinks we have lost our innovation now...

Hobie Alter sold his interest in the Hobie Cat Company in the 70's when the company went public and then sold to Coleman. Hobie was involved with product design for Hobie Cat into the 80's while the company was owned by Coleman and then Tony Wilson. The current ownership came on in the early 90's and with them the kayaks were born. Greg Ketterman designed the MirageDrive and a team of Hobie Cat staff and designers design the boats and accessories.

RIP Hobie L. Alter. You made my life, as it is, possible. I bought a Hobie 16 in 1976 and have been hooked ever since. You will never be forgotten.

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 Post subject: Re: R.I.P. Hobie Alter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:27 pm 
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Hobie Surfboard (mother gave that away when I was in the Army), 14 (sold that), 16 (had to leave that in the Virgin Islands), Adventure (sold that), Outback (for wife), Revolution (still in the water). Raced against him in the Nationals one time (lost badly). He took a stock boat out of the box and the only thing he did was take a pair of scissors and sharpen the trailing edges of the rudders. He had a good run.

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