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 Post subject: camel packs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:33 am 
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are we allowed to race in hobie events using a camel pack to carry water to drink or do we have to carry a water botle


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:49 am 
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I think you're allowed to sail with them but you're not allowed to use them for weight purposes to help you reach the minimum class racing weight.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:12 pm 
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To clarify Greg's response, you can't WEAR a camel back, but you could carry it on the boat.

Wearing a camel back is the same as wearing a weight jacket. They're both illegal for racing.

Matt Bounds


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:17 pm 
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if were not allowed to use a camal pack could you suggest a way we could carry our water that is easaly assesable for rough wether as we have tried in our hull but the water comes in when the weather is rough :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:55 am 
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I'd suggest putting it on the trampoline, right behind the mast. You could even mount it below the trampoline and run the drinking tube through the lacing so you wouldn't accidentally kneel on the camel pack.

It's not perfect, and you certainly couldn't drink from the wire, but it's the way most of us carry drinking water on the boat (although it's usually in bottles).


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 7:32 pm 
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There is an excellent thread at the Catsailor.com site.

Here is the address

http://www.catsailor.com/forums/showfla ... o=&fpart=1

It covers this subject very well, but make sure you read the whole thread.

This subject is quite contentious for some. :roll:


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