I wonder if there will be a surge of parts due to all the hobie cats destroyed in hurricane Sandy.
has anyone here had any damage due to Sandy?
Brianct been on yet? Where he keeps is boat in FF CT they were seriously under water. Tons of cats there as well
My H18 was inland and made it thru the storm
Hi guys, we're fine, thanks for asking. We got blasted pretty good here but not as bad as the folks in New Jersey. It was kind of a strange storm. There was almost no rain to speak of throughout the entire thing, but we did experience 70-80MPH winds and a 9-12' storm surge that carried sea water 1/2 mile inland. As you may have seen, people were kayaking in the streets. I finally got a chance to survey the beach area this past weekend and it would appear the fleet survived in much better shape than I expected. I can't say the same for our beach storage area or sail house, which looks like a junk yard. There are 5' telephone pole line anchors torn out about 1/3 way up each storage "aisle", cinder block anchor tie-downs that were once burried 4' are now completely exposed (Tons of sand has washed away. The lower beach is just gone) and six very large channel bouys are laying up on the beach after breaking off their heavy chains. The small boat racks for kayak, Sunfish, Laser, etc. are in shambles. Thee town is going to have to rebuild everything once the more important issues are addressed. Also, our $5MM newly rebuilt (just reopened!) beach pavillion looks like a total loss.
Thanks again for asking but in the end the above is all just "recreational" stuff. More importantly, there were a few homes completely washed away and I read the other day there were 40 families in town permanently displaced. Obviously, the devastation is much greater in other areas such as New Jersey. Prayers to all who have been affected. Take care.
P.S. Let me know if anybody has an old-style H18 rudder casting. I noticed my friend Matt is going to need one.
'82 Hobie 18 SE with '85 Nationals Prism (White) sails
'73 Laser HID# 3463