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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:29 pm 
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reconlon wrote:
No sailing for me for the next few days. I try not to get out in small craft advisories. :)


Except, of course, when you do,... :wink:
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(There's lots more where that came from.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:31 pm 
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(Big Sigh ...)

I know exactly where that picture was taken. Wife and I were on Maui for 2 weeks in '08 (second time there) looking for possible retirement property ... found out all I could afford was a spot to stand on.

We dove several times - hearing the humpbacks while underwater is a song that shall forever reverberate in my soul. Diving with Bertha off Kona on the Big Island was another memory permanently engraved in me. She played with us for over a half hour (I think she loved my camera lites) ... that is my wife that she gracefully "hugs" in the fly-by's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDdCOweeo5g

Someday we will be back ...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:45 pm 
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PassWind wrote:
Someday we will be back ...
Well, when you do, get in touch with me and we'll add to your fun...

Nice dive! I did one in 2000 with dozens of manta rays and it was special.

Now's the time to buy here, but still $300,000 is about as low as a few get (same were $600,000-$800,000 two years ago) :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:55 pm 
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And check out that line of windturbines on the ridge. You'll realize why Kayaking Bob may just have the best Hobie playground on the planet.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:03 pm 
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Postscript:

The new sail is awesome! (And the Turbofin upgrade doesn't hurt either,..)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:44 pm 
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Hold on to the old sail.

I have a local sail maker repairing one of mine. I'll know better soon, on how well it works. Should be under $100 for all new clear parts.

To be continued...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:45 pm 
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Still got it.
The yacht club repair divas never even returned my call. I then looked for a couple windsurf repair guys, but finally gave up.
Anyway -who needs em! I've got red duct tape!! :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:02 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
You must be storing in the sun when furled? That is clearly UV damage by looking at the color change / fade along the foot and leech.

If you look a big sailboats who have furling jibs, they often have a wide strip of UV stable cloth in these faded areas. A sailmaker would be able to do that for you. Especially if leaving the mast up for long periods. Then when furled, it's like having a sail cover on.

We do recommend storing in the bag and out of the sun though.


Do you have a drawing of the AI sail with dimensions available that I might email to our local sailmaker, to get a quote for adding the UV cloth?


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