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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:49 am 
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I posted this in the 21SC/SE sub-forum, but then I realized that it may of interest for most Hobie Cat sailors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r1WFtO0GIc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... QLkBI&NR=1

It's old news, but I've never heard of it before.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:40 pm 
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Kool. I will have to watch those later. My windvane steering on my leaner was designed and built from a guy who sailed around the world on an Alberg 30 . He was actually rolled and dismasted going around the horn.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:17 pm 
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OK, I will turn in my man card, I do not know if I could go through all that!! That was incredible.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Hobies have been every where http://www.helmdesign.com/polar-01.html. The first sail powered crossing of the northwest passage was on a hobie 18 according to this obscure website.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:52 am 
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There was two guys that sailed a Hobie 18 across the Atlantic in 1986.

http://users.tpg.com.au/kkmiller/hobie/across_atlantic.html

I read about this on the forum some time ago. Amazing story and they were lucky to survive as they were poorly prepared for the trip. Either way they made it.

That makes Cape Horn, NW passage and Atlantic all done on a Hobie 18, I guess my lake sailing is wimpy.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:18 am 
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Chet3 wrote:
There was two guys that sailed a Hobie 18 across the Atlantic in 1986.

http://users.tpg.com.au/kkmiller/hobie/across_atlantic.html

I read about this on the forum some time ago. Amazing story and they were lucky to survive as they were poorly prepared for the trip. Either way they made it.

That makes Cape Horn, NW passage and Atlantic all done on a Hobie 18, I guess my lake sailing is wimpy.


Damn.................. Read that article.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:39 pm 
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The guys who rounded Cape Horn showed preparation and good seamanship.

The guys crossing the Atlantic in the Hobie 18 are lucky to be alive. What they did is like trying to climb Everest in pajamas and slippers. The fact that they survived their own ignorance does not make them good sailors.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:19 pm 
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McGyver wrote:
The guys who rounded Cape Horn showed preparation and good seamanship.

The guys crossing the Atlantic in the Hobie 18 are lucky to be alive. What they did is like trying to climb Everest in pajamas and slippers. The fact that they survived their own ignorance does not make them good sailors.


I agree 100% on the poor preparation, they are lucky to be alive. I however would guess they are pretty good sailors even if they were ignorant. It takes sailing skill and fortitiude to survive a trip like that at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:41 pm 
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You have a point there, Chet. Those guys knew how to sail the Hobie 18, even in horrendous conditions. So let's say that they were very good sailors, just not smart and informed ones.

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