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 Post subject: Old Wings ?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 5:53 pm 
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Location: Croton-On-Hudson NY
:o So we're screaming along on The Hudson River in about 20 knots of wind on a close reach, we're both sitting on the wing and the damn thing snapped off. I mean the welds tore and we went in and the boat went over. was up with that ? The boat is a 1987 .


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 Post subject: 1987 Wings?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:27 am 
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Likely, if the FAA had inspected your boat on a regular basis, they would have found cracks in the welds before the ultimate failure. Sailors MUST inspect their boats! There is no governing body that oversees the flight readyness of your Hobie Cat. When the boats are aged, as this one is (over 15 years), maintenence is a must.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 5:02 pm 
I have notified the NTSB and they have advised that they are on the way.When you hear the words "Hi, I'm from the FAA and I'm here to help you", run for cover.


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