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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:24 pm 
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I just purchased an Adventure Island I have never sailed one and have only read about them. I am taking it out Suday in 13 mile an hour winds. Does anyone have any basic 101 for me I assume start with it heavily furled then let more out the better I get any tips would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:49 pm 
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1. Butch - read the manual from front to back.
2. Practice using the lines and other equipment before you get on the water
3. Train yourself to keep an close eye on conditions all around you.
4. Don't forget to pull the drive/daggerboard out before landing!

That should do it for day one,.. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:53 pm 
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Thanks I am pickup it up Sat so I need to make sure and get the manuel. Thanks again


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:03 pm 
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You can download it - but I warn you, it's still the same prehistoric, fuzzy, b&w, old mast, old Aka, old rudder, tired-old 2006 AI version that has been around since day one. :roll:

http://2010.archive.hobiecat.com/support/pdfs/Adventure_Island_Manual.pdf

Tech info:
http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5958

Hopefully you have already consumed several years worth of advice from our helpful forums. Some great threads here.

Oh - almost forgot:

#5. Please look out for overhead powerlines!! :idea: :o :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:56 pm 
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Butch,

Its a fun ride, be careful of the fore mentioned power lines and bridges with your mast up.
You need 18 feet of clearance if in doubt lower your mast and bungee it to an aka.
Trust me eye balling it from the water doesn't work. It is embarrassing when your off by 2 inches. Not the time to discover, the mirage drive doesn't have a reverse.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:08 am 
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Thanks for the tips and Manuel info I need all the help I can get. But boy I am pumped based off of what I have read on this site!

Blotch


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:56 pm 
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Fly4v wrote:
Butch,
You need 18 feet of clearance if in doubt lower your mast and bungee it to an aka.
Trust me eye balling it from the water doesn't work. It is embarrassing when your off by 2 inches. Not the time to discover, the mirage drive doesn't have a reverse.

Unless you put the Mirage drive in backwards, which seems to happen 50% of the time to me. :oops:

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If you leashed the drive to the hull (leashed from the front of the drive), you'd know if it was going in backward! :wink:

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I DO!! :lol: :roll:

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