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 Post subject: How far have you gone?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:15 pm 
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I did a google "Hobie adventure Island distance record" and nothing came up. For example has anyone crossed to the Bahamas yet?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:53 pm 
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Cross the ditch in an AI???? That would take a pair.


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Well my friends Dan and Kelly sailed from the Big Island of Hawaii to Maui and then back the next day.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewt ... ght=#55411

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:19 am 
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The Dog wrote:
Cross the ditch in an AI???? That would take a pair.


It would not be easy, but you know some maniac is going to do it. ;)

It would be maybe 50 miles depending on point of departure and arrival. If you left early on a summer morning and managed to sustain 4 knots the whole way, you could arrive by dark. There would have to be a reasonably strong wind from the south. A tropical storm parked in the Gulf off Naples would do it.

hmm... Who wants to be my chase boat? :D ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:27 am 
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I don't know about the Bahamas, but I am thinking of doing the 70 mi Flamingo to Chokoloskee run (Everglades National Park) in one day. Anybody interested?

Keith


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Planning a trip across Lake Erie, myself. Departing from Erie, PA, it's about 29 miles across to the tip of Long Point peninsula on the Canadian shore. Then another 18 miles across Long Point Bay behind that, to arrive in Port Dover, Ontario. The Port Dover Yacht Club is a sister club to the yacht club I belong to in Erie, so I figured that would be a good target. I figure 10 to 14 hours on the water. Camp for a day or two over there, and then return. Since I actually live in Virginia, I have to find a time when my schedule allows me to take time off to get up to Erie, and the lake conditions line up. Couldn't find the time this past summer, but I'm hoping for next. The call to Canadian customs & immigration when I get over there ought to be interesting. "You came over HOW?"

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:11 am 
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LOL! I always wanted to drive my 11' Boston Whaler over to Bimini, just to see the looks on the Customs guys' faces...

"Yes, I'm the master of this vessel, and no, I have not had any rats or diseases on board."

Keith, 70 miles in one day? I love that part of the state. I'm not sure I need to see 70 miles of it at once from an Adventure Island. ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:29 am 
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Hi Tom,

You know that run from FLM to Chok is a leg (in reverse) of the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge. I think doing it in one day solo would be a record of some sort. It might not stand long, but I think it would be a record. If I added "age" qualification to the record, it might stand for some time.

Keith


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:38 am 
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I looked at the 70 miles run and I don't think my hiney could take that many hours in the AI. I'm often out for 6+ hours and it's sure good to strech my legs after that !!

John F


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:43 am 
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It would be a long day, that is for sure. However, there are lots of places to take a break. I plan to carry minimal camping gear, food, and plenty to drink in case I did not get it done.

Keith


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:18 pm 
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IN the late 70's I sailed a Hobie 16 a lot and I always heard about a guy who did it in a Hobie 14. That was in the days before internet so hard to dig up or confirm now, but all this adventure talk brought it to mind again.


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