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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:25 am 
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I think the best idea is to get 2 H16's!

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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:06 pm 
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I think a bigger Hobie would be better. The H20 will do fine (if you want to go sailing together) but two H16's will be the most ideal. It will also help enhance your skills since you would be sailing on your own.


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Location: Birmingham Al
Its been a while but we cam across a good deal on a Hobie 16 and decided to throw down.
being as big as we are I was questioning my purchase, but we have had a blast on it so far. On the lake with winds for sailing about 8-16mph, we get across the lake in a hurry and spend most of our time tacking. it came with a trap set but with the exception of the unexpected gust we haven't needed it yet. what we have learned is with our size it forces us to perfect our balancing and weight placement.

I Do have my cousin up every once in a while and he is about 140lb and the boat does run a little fast

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Stewart


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:18 am 
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Most important part is you're having fun! Congrats


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:49 am 
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Yep. I have had plenty of fun sailing three up on a 16. I am 210lbs. Sure it weighs the boat down. Big deal. Have fun and enjoy the boat.


And try and make a regatta this summer. You will learn so much and have fun doing it.


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Location: Perth - Western Australia
My wife and I have a 16 and we are around 200Kgs combined weight and we certainly are not too quick in a light breeze once it gets to around 15 knots we can keep up with the fleet.

Luckily we live in Perth and our standard breeze is 15-20 knots


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:40 am 
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How is the racing going at Nedlamds. Are you picking up some good tips from the Top Guys?


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:11 am 
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Going ok! We are learning gradually. Season is almost over though. Still we plan on sailing through winter if we can. We had 28 boats on the start line last race day which was really good. We are very lucky to have a fleet like this so close by.


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:13 pm 
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You are very fortunate to have such a large competitive fleet to race against. Most of the top guys are racing at min. Weight.


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Yes very lucky. The top guys are crazy fast and very very light


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:40 pm 
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I sail my H-18 with close to 500# (combined skipper and crew weight) fairly often - no worries whatsoever with an H-18. Candidly, If it's blowing at a level you would typically want to be sailing in - say, 10 plus - someone with your experience likely wouldn't even notice the extra weight. I've also had a hell of a lot of fun with 500+ on a H16 but it was blowing pretty good and you had to be super careful not to burry the leeward bow (make no mistake, there's a significant difference in hull buoyancy between the 16 and 18!)

If the two of you are deadset on sharing a boat, my suggestion would be to go big (18, Tiger, 20, or 21). Otherwise I echo what others have suggested about going with two Hobie 16s. There's just so damn many 16s out there and the boat is still in production.


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 Post subject: Re: sailor size???
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:55 pm 
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waheed wrote:
Yes very lucky. The top guys are crazy fast and very very light

Colby and Darren Smith are two of the best Hobie 16 guys in the World


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