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 Post subject: New to Cats
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Well, since this is my first post, I'll introduce myself.
I'm Tim from Wisconsin. I mostly sail on Lake Petenwell in Rome,WI.
I just recently bought my first cat (well, "cats" actually. I have also got an Alcort Catfish from the 60's)

I've been sailing my Catalina 22 for a few years now and feel confident sailing the Hobie will be the greatest thing ever. I've spent many hours reading all of the awesome info found in this forum. Now if winter would just go away I could try this thing out.

I look forward to my stay here.

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Tim (WI)
1981 H16
196? Alcort Catfish
1976 Catalina 22


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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:26 pm 
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Welcome the the madness! I am with you on wanting it to warm up!
Had to google Alcort Catfish. That is a crazy looking little cat! Made by the same company that makes Sunfish.
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I think you will like your new 16 better! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, I think you'll find your Hobie a bit more exciting than the Catfish.

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:41 pm 
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I finally got a chance to get some pictures taken...
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Can anybody let me know what "theme" these stripes are?
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I like it.

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1981 H16
196? Alcort Catfish
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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:50 pm 
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el_gato_loco wrote:
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I like it.


your boat looks good, also, nice YJ. Not sure what theme the stripes are though...

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:04 pm 
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem ... 3175091639

Hobie Cat Carumba Hull Striping for Hobie 16


Not sure if that linc work.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Thanks for the link... Thanks just what I wanted to know.

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:12 pm 
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CherokeeSailor wrote:
your boat looks good, also, nice YJ. Not sure what theme the stripes are though...


Thanks! I love my Jeep

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:48 am 
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sxrracer wrote:
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=161008541269&index=12&nav=SEARCH&nid=33175091639

Hobie Cat Carumba Hull Striping for Hobie 16


Not sure if that linc work.



Do you know if that kit includes Hobie branding or just stripes?

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:31 am 
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I am going to say just the strips. The same guy has strips for my boat and it is just striping only, no front section, or logo.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Is it possible now to post pictures off of your computer with the new Forums software, or do you still have to post a link to a picture on a website?


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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:10 am 
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Nice looking boat and yes, I was staring at your Jeep too. It looks identical to my first one, right down to the pin striping. I doubt my 87 still looks that good though, where ever it is. I see it's lifted a bit and there is a CB antenna so I assume you off road it a bit too. Nice to be using boat the boat and Jeep as they were intended.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:59 am 
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Someone on the lake, I sail at, was sailing a catfish just like that a couple years ago.

That 1981 H-16 you got looks really good, even has what looks like original tramp. If you store it outside in the winter next year, take it off along with all your ropes, rigging and wires, store it all inside, that stuff will all last a long time yet, if you do that.
I see hobie cats all the time that are stored outside, everything left on them, tramps looking real bad from snow and ice being left on them, ropes all dirty, even with an A framed tarp, draped over the mast. (pointless if in snow country)
You can leave the boat with the rudders, and mast on out, but be prepared to wash it, if its stored around or under trees.

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:27 am 
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Murph_PEI wrote:
Nice looking boat and yes, I was staring at your Jeep too. It looks identical to my first one, right down to the pin striping. I doubt my 87 still looks that good though, where ever it is. I see it's lifted a bit and there is a CB antenna so I assume you off road it a bit too. Nice to be using boat the boat and Jeep as they were intended.

Thanks, ya its a '95. Rust is starting to have her way with it. But I love it. I used to do a lot of off-roading, but seeing as its my daily driver, I've settled down a little. Sick of breaking stuff. But it is quite the capable vehicle.
M in MI wrote:
Someone on the lake, I sail at, was sailing a catfish just like that a couple years ago.

That 1981 H-16 you got looks really good, even has what looks like original tramp. If you store it outside in the winter next year, take it off along with all your ropes, rigging and wires, store it all inside, that stuff will all last a long time yet, if you do that.
I see hobie cats all the time that are stored outside, everything left on them, tramps looking real bad from snow and ice being left on them, ropes all dirty, even with an A framed tarp, draped over the mast. (pointless if in snow country)
You can leave the boat with the rudders, and mast on out, but be prepared to wash it, if its stored around or under trees.

Thanks for the kind words, its good to know other people think I did alright with boat selection. I was lucky enough that the previous owners stored it indoors for me through the winter. I hope to build a car port or something before next winter rolls around. If not, thanks for the advice, ill keep that in mind! Happy sailing!

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Tim (WI)
1981 H16
196? Alcort Catfish
1976 Catalina 22


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 Post subject: Re: New to Cats
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 5:24 am 
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Set it up last weekend for the first time. Waiting on the water temps to come up.

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