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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:48 pm 
I'll be in Wilmington NC next week and would like to go play in the ocean. There used to be a place on Wrightsville Beach across from the Blockade Runner with a Wave and a Getaway for rent, but they went out of business and last year I rented an H16 from a new company on the same spot, but that boat made my H16 look good, and mine is a a beater.

Any other ideas where I could find some fun on a Hobie in Wrightsveille, Carolina Beach, or someplace else near Wilmington?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:48 pm 
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Locations seem to be none down there. Duck has a good place, but that's way up the coast.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:26 am 
Where is Duck? How far up the coast?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:51 pm 
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http://norbanks.com/ You can mapquest the distance.

There is a company in Oriental http://www.tritonyachts.com/sunfish-laser but don't know if they do rental or would let you do a weekend of sailing. They don't do Hobies. The nearest Hobie dealer is in Myrtle Beach and may have rentals. Closer than Duck. http://www.sailandskiconnection.com/products.asp?cat=32

Lot of Hobie and cat sailors around apparently but they don't share their spots.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:42 am 
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Its not that they don't share the spots, the spots don't exist


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:26 pm 
Duck's a little too far, but thanks for the info.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:27 pm 
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You can sail mine if you want. When will you be in town?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:35 am 
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I go to Avon every year. Haven't taken my boat, yet, but have seen and been told of a few spots.

Find a cut through the dunes where fishermen access the ocean that are next to the many parking lots up and down RT 12.

You could rig in the parking lot and push it out to the beach on your cat trax through one if these cuts. Select carefully because some are pretty far from the water and be sure to post a lookout at the top of the hill as they go through the dune(s) because returning fishermen may not see you in time as they drive back to the parking lot towards you.

Can't say I've seen it done but it looks plausible although I'd find a cop or ranger and discuss it with them first.

I do know the owner of a jet ski business on the sound and thought of asking him for access. I'd ask any other the same and would be willing to pay the fee.

Get creative, you'll find a way!

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