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 Post subject: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:56 am 
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I think this is the right forum for this topic. When playing around with Google Maps yesterday, I took a look at our townhouse property in Miramar, Florida - and what did I see in the lake? --- our Hobie Tandem Island [main hull only] on its maiden Mirage-driven voyage in Florida waters, March 27, 2011.

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I had purchased the TI from a nearby Maryland dealer in February, given it a "shakedown" sail on a Delaware lake during an unseasonably warm day in mid-March, and then towed it south during Spring Break. The Trailex trailer is visible at the bottom of the image, in the only only driveway not occupied by an automobile.

Incredibly, I have another photo of the same event shot from a terrestrial point of view. Compare the "S" shape of the wake and the proximity to the shallow water at the edge of the lake... clearly the same moment in time.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:08 am 
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That's VERY cool! Especially the "S" turn!

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:15 am 
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HaHa - that's awesome. Gotta love that Google Earth. I recently saw one of their street view cars driving down my street. Nice Tandem Island!!!


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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:06 pm 
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Big Brother is watching you and that is proof he is only interested in you. :lol:

I'd have a hard copy of it framed.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:41 pm 
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When ever nature called, until now, I never thought of looking up. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Slaughter wrote:
When ever nature called, until now, I never thought of looking up. :roll:

Think of the bragging rights: "I'll have you know, my wedding tackle is visible from outer space!"

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Too cool.

Now we need to find all TIs on Google Earth.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:37 am 
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No chance of that here. Latest Google Earth images from my area are from June, 2003. Over eight years ago. Our entire neighborhood is not even on it.

The latest images I have of our place from space were taken before the TI even existed. I live in a tropical time warp!!

I guess the good news is that it means nobody's military is much is interested in this place.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Extra points for the first AI/TI to be "Googled" under sail,.. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:50 am 
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I can see the makings of a competition here. Spotting AI/TI's, not wedding tackle... Just to be clear :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:27 pm 
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They aren't sailing, but here are a couple that were recently spotted in Mission Bay in San Diego.

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:35 pm 
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They're EVERYWHERE!!! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: TI Seen from Space
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Hoping it will be a RED one. :mrgreen:

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