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 Post subject: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:12 am 
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Sad news has arrived with the passing of Hobie Alter....rest in peace..... :(

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:48 am 
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He lived a long and very productive life. Certainly changed mine for the better.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:47 am 
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My Condolences to the family. He was a great man and inspired the lifestyle we choose to live.
R.I.P.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:48 am 
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Thanks for bringing so much joy to the world, Hobie!


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:22 am 
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Location: Maryland/Outer Banks, N.C.
RIP, Hobie! A truly innovative individual in the American spirit. Thanks for bringing so much fun to so many! He DID build that!
fair winds,

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:36 am 
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We all knew it was coming sooner rather than later. Laurie A. said he had been going downhill since the "Hobie, Master of Water, Wind and Waves" book launch party back in December. (http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/097042289X - buy it, it's pretty amazing.)

Still, it's a physical blow.

The sport has lost a great visionary. Condolences to Hobie P., Jeff, Paula, Susan and all the grandchildren.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:46 pm 
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Sad news indeed.

Hobie was a major influence to us in North SD County as surfers and sailors. We surfed Hobie surfboards and sailed the first Hobie cats from North County beaches. When we broke the rudders surfing the cats at Tamarack, the guys at Hobie Dana Point and later, Hobie Oceanside would always give us the "bro deal" on new parts to get us back out there.
Always the visionary, Hobie was one of the pioneers of the surfing/beach lifestyle and a good man, he will be missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:02 pm 
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I would like to dedicate my first ever Hobie sailing video in memory of Hobie Alter. (see 5:18 min in the video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtObc3A21jI

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtObc3A21jI[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:18 pm 
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Location: dana point
Hobie Alter A Legend Forever R.I.P.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:58 pm 
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RIP Hobie. Thank you for all you did for the water sports world.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:07 am 
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Location: Lake Norman NC
Time to get out the really old picture of me and Mr. Alter and maybe put it in a frame. May you always have warm winds on your journeys.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Location: Folsom, CA
Hobie Alter definitely changed my life.

He provided the instruments for me to enjoy my many years of Hobie sailing including my first experiences with Hobie Cats - an 1100 mile voyage around the Baja Peninsula: http://brianjoder.com/BajaAdv.htm

Second was the Hobie Hawk, which actually came into my life earlier as a 10 year old boy looking at one of these majestic R/C sailplanes hanging on the ceiling at the local hobby shop. I was never able to get one until I was in my 40's, and then a collectors item. I started a website supporting this STILL awesome machine because I enjoyed it so much: http://www.hobiehawk.com/

My condolences to the Alter family and my personal thanks to the contributions of Hobart and the entire Alter family to our way of life.

Brian Joder
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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:25 am 
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Rest easy, Hobie, we'll take the helm.

Here's the obituary from yesterday's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/sport ... .html?_r=0


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:22 pm 
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Hobie Alter's creative gifts to us who love enjoy the outdoors are absolutely PRICELESS.

My personal thanks to Hobie Alter and condolences to his family.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Alter R.I.P.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:36 pm 
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Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
A sad loss indeed...

The Hobie Cat 14 was a revelation to us when my father purchased it in the mid 1970s - an amazingly seaworthy craft over many years in the belting sea breezes of Perth, Western Australia. I recently reacquainted myself with the Hobie approach to watercraft through the purchase of a Sport kayak that I immediately fitted out with a sailing kit. It was great to see that the innovativeness and attention to detail that characterised the Hobie 14 have been continued with the range of Hobie kayaks.

Thanks Hobie Alter and family for countless hours of satisfaction and exhilaration on the water. A life extraordinarily well led sir.


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