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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:55 am 
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My wife & I took our TI to Lake Livingston last weekend. Winds were 25 mph, and most of the time the water was rougher than we expected, but the video we shot didn't capture those attributes because we did our filming while conditions were amenable, and concentrated on sailing while things were rough.

We set out from Browder's "Marina" and sailed between there and Point Royale. The lake water was/is green, but it's fresh and considerably more pleasant than the water around Galveston Island. :?

:idea: If you own an AI or TI and live in Texas, send me a private message via this forum and we can do some group sailing in our boats!

:arrow: Tip -- I used a software application called TrackAx Pro ($25.00 U.S.) to edit the film. It's tutorials are easy to follow, and the software is surprisingly powerful for being so inexpensive.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTkG69wUjQ8&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:21 pm 
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WOW>>>> Nice Video!
I live in the Clear Lake Area. I haven't purchased a TI yet but it's on my list with in the next month or two. "BUT" the more I lurk on this forum the more I'm scared away by the problems. On the plus side, Hobie seems to back it's products.
How is your experience and where did you purchase?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:35 pm 
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Cool. Thanks for sharing. Looks like I will Need to fab a camera pole this year.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Nice video. Like the camera pole. Did you make that?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:20 am 
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Great job with the video. Some really unique angles and editing.

Is that a GroPro on the end of your pole or are you just happy to be out sailing ?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:10 am 
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Happy to be out sailing? They always say the camera adds 10 pounds! :lol:

The camera is a GoPro HD, and the pole is a 16ft telescoping housekeeper's pole used for feather dusters & scrub brushes that I bought from Home Depot for about $20. A painter's pole would have worked too, but they weren't long enough. At the tip of the pole is a $4 screw-on 90° painting adaptor that happened to have the correct size screw-on fitting for the camera's tripod mount. I attached a large section of pool noodle near the base of the pole just in case I dropped the darn thing.

If I use a leash with this thing it'll have to be STRONG. While sailing at 9 mph, there were a copuple times I dipped the camera in the water without meaning to, and it was surprisingly difficult to recover. The pole did get a little bent, but it's still functional.

Moejay,
Don't be too put off by all the issues. This is my first boat and I'm happy with it. Like any boat, it requires TLC. And yes, there are a few design issues (rudder is WAY too small) but Hobie really is responsive to these things. Overall it's an easy boat to learn, very stable, and remarkably sea worthy. I strongly recommend you get a trailer.

I bought my TI from Austin Canoe & Kayak in Houston, but I'd just as soon buy from KO Sailing in La Porte. They're both great.

Austin Canoe & Kayak
5822 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 660-7000

KO Sailing
524 Highway 146 S
La Porte, TX 77571-4832
(281) 867-8200

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Very nice. Your doing great. If I get a lighter schedule at work I want to join you two. currently putting in 70 plus hours a week. 77.5 hours last week and 70 this week.
Do you ever sail during the week or only on week-ends?
I've got a go pro and will download that prog and check it out.
anytime. If I have time, I'm ready. Summer is catering downtime 4 days a week off on average.
Ken[/b]

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Ken,

I have your number now, thanks. You may want to edit your post and remove it (just a thought). I should have lots of time this summer as I don't plan on teaching any classes. However, while school is in, we really only get the chance to sail on the weekends if at all. I also plan on hooking up with Mark up at Canyon Lake once the semester ends. Really looking forward to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:37 pm 
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I'm ready to get wet.
Brother lives on Canyon Lake and would like to meet there, too, when there's more water in the lake. Speaking of low water Lake Houston was low, too.
Ring me up or email me and lets do it.
I know your Sweetie isn't fond of Galveston Bay but have you been out in Gulf? I really want to get out into real blue water.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:41 am 
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great video. i am looking to join any ai groups
in texas. i am from west texas but due to lack
of water, there are not many hobie sailor out here.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:03 am 
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NIIIIICE !!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:51 am 
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This video is what helped me convince my wife that we should get a Ti. That and my folks have a place on Lake Livingston so we will one day be able to sail out there when we move back out that way.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Nice... NICE! Contact me on this forum when you get to Livingston and we'll do some sailing. By the way, I posted another video last year... just search on youtube for "hobie canyon lake" & it'll come up.

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