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 Post subject: 1984 Sunkist Ad
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:17 pm 
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just found this on you tube. Anyone have these sails? Probably one off, but they'd be cool to find.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74JyDmAu ... re=related


Anyone know who's on the boat?


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The You-tube description says it is a Sunkist ad. So Hobie probably made them specifically for Sunkist and got free product placement.

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Looks like the H-18 promo with Dean Froome. Perhaps the sail was dubbed in.
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The Sunkist logo isn't in all the shots. I think it was computer enhanced for the commercial. Did they have computers in 1984....I was 2!

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Guys, on the 20th second of this video the guy who is hiking out is holding on to a rope with his left hand. What is this rope?
I just want to try jumping like this. :D

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Yuri,

That's the righting line.

Standard procedure is for crew to hold the righting line in their rear/aft hand to prevent falling forward if/when the bow stuffs. Weight on the rear/aft foot keeps crew from falling backwards during acceleration.

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I learn something every day. Thats genius!


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Chris we've been travelling with the racers who keep the righting line tied off to the dolphin striker and the rest stuffed in the tramp pocket. Sure makes for a clean looking boat and, of course, that righting line dragging in the water can't be fast. :shock:

Back in the day of triangle courses there were a lot of folks racing with righting lines. Sometimes better to save that pitchpole on the screaming reach from A to B. In extreme winds and BIG fleets, generally a pointy side up trip all the way around the course would net a decent finish. Of course the fastest ones braved it without the line. :)

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And to think: some people out there say sailing is boring! The sport is not so boring when there is real danger involved!


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Thanks for explanation, John!
Yep, my righting line is in the tramp pocket too.

I will see how to thread it though to make it available for me to grab to it and try not to lean forward and then try to jump. :lol:

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The style righting lines that are tied off at the back stantion are great for the crew to hang on to.
We always called them "Chicken Lines" while on a hot reach.
The crew didn't end up on the bridle during a stuff.

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Nice! I took a closer look at that spot at 20 sec. and it looks like the crew has a rear foot strap and the chicken line looks like it has a handle, suggesting that it is tied to the front and rear cross bars. Special equipment?

Who are those guys and where can I get lessons from them?!


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Skipshot wrote:
Nice! I took a closer look at that spot at 20 sec. and it looks like the crew has a rear foot strap and the chicken line looks like it has a handle, suggesting that it is tied to the front and rear cross bars. Special equipment?


I crewed on a identically rigged H18 in the early 80's on the North Sea, which can get pretty gnarly...All it is is a footstrap and a chicken line consisting of a thin piece of line (3') attached to the transom, followed by a thicker piece (usually an old mainsheet) with some knots or loops tied into it, attached near the front crossbar with a piece of bungee to allow it to stretch.
And yes, it would come in handy on broad reaches at or above Bft 5!

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The Sunkist logo isn't in all the shots. I think it was computer enhanced for the commercial. Did they have computers in 1984....I was 2!


Waayyy back in the hazy fuzzy days of 1982 I remember most people who even had a "computer" had a thing called a "Vic 20". If you were really on the cutting edge you had a "Commadore 64". I had a Vic 20. I really can't remember much of anything except playing some very low tech games on it, these games were on a cassette tape instead of a disc...I can't even remember how that worked. I spent my time over a friends house playing "Intelevision" (A popular game system), it was much better than Atari. At least we did that when we weren't shooting each other with bottle rockets.

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