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 Post subject: Lake Macquarie Armada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:15 pm 
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On the 12th September a group of us are sailing out from Rathnmines Park on Lake Macquarie NSW across to the lakes enterance and then down to, Pulbah Island for lunch. Then around Pulbah and take an easy sail back home. It should be a round trip of about 25 kms. We have 4 AI's so far and if you are interested in joining us, you are more than welcome. Stay tuned for times and maps etc.

What is the largest number of AI's that have been in the one photo ?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:06 am 
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Put me down for this one.

Hope there's a bit more wind than last time :P

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:57 pm 
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Be careful what you wish for CGM. You may have just sentenced us to a 40 knot gale :shock:.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:37 pm 
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Slaughter wrote:
What is the largest number of AI's that have been in the one photo ?

In Aus i believe 12 @ The Balmoral Bash last year.... Good luck for this trip, you boys need to schedule one for a Sunday..

We're looking at holding another Island bash around the 27th of Sept, anyone interested??
email me paul@sailingscene.com.au & i'll put you on the list for group emails.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:49 am 
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chrisj wrote:
Be careful what you wish for CGM. You may have just sentenced us to a 40 knot gale :shock:.


I shall retire to the pub after getting the footage of you launching into the maelstrom and biting winds.. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Pauly wrote:
Slaughter wrote:
What is the largest number of AI's that have been in the one photo ?

In Aus i believe 12 @ The Balmoral Bash last year.... Good luck for this trip, you boys need to schedule one for a Sunday..

We're looking at holding another Island bash around the 27th of Sept, anyone interested??
email me paul@sailingscene.com.au & i'll put you on the list for group emails.


Ahhh, the "thing" around the end of Sept. :D
Should have my details already Paul.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:44 pm 
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I Googled Balmoral Bash and it seemed to be all about kayak fishing, mainly from Hobie kayaks. Were there any Adventure Islands?

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The event was posted on the akff.net it was put up in the commercial post section, these get removed after the event.
We had around 30 Fishoes & 12 Islands turn up..
The fishing kicked off @ 6 with a Bbq for both groups @ 8:30 then sailing from just after 9.
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Ahhh, the "thing" around the end of Sept. :D
Should have my details already Paul.

Those on the list will recieve a email in the the coming weeks.......

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:01 pm 
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chrisj wrote:
I Googled Balmoral Bash and it seemed to be all about kayak fishing, mainly from Hobie kayaks. Were there any Adventure Islands?


Don't know too much about the last one but I believe they want to do more of an AI get together.

I sent them a link to this forum the other day so they could let people know about our outing. Apparently there's been a fair few AIs sold lately but we don't seem to get many new people here on the forum.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:38 am 
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I'm think'n the same. I've heard that the AI sales are up but where are they? I can't believe that on Lake Macquarie I haven't yet seen another AI. There is another one, I know, but with all the interest that I get when I go out ( which I'm sure is the same for you ) you would think the Lake would have heaps of them. And for me, forums like this one go hand in hand with the sport and are so valuable to what we do. Why wouldn't you be part of it if you have an AI ?

I'll get down off the soap box now!

They say 12 but unless anyone can show us a photo with more than 4, I think we hold the Australian, if not the world, record. Congratulations fellas.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:59 am 
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I guess there is a significant number of people who don't know about these forums. I could have discovered the Hobie kayaks, demoed one and then bought one all without ever coming into contact with the forum. I like to do some reseach first. Some people only go looking when there's a problem.

Others may be mainly interested in other specific activities such as fishing, camping etc and hang out on other forums.

Personally I think there's a real community spirit here and enjoy visiting.

Perhaps the the dealers could include a card or sticker pointing people here with each sale.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:30 am 
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As this is an official Hobie run site, why not include the details on all sales and promotional stuff. The support here is one of Hobies strongest selling points, that should clinch the deal if people are wavering on what brand to buy.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:46 am 
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Here, here. Couldn't agree more. I reckon it's a marketing no brainer.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:45 pm 
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Well just had my 3 weeks of leave approved at work. Now to plan some serious AI sailing. Hope this wind calms down a little. It's been rather "brisk" here.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:05 am 
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Yeh it was howl'n here on Sunday. Would have been good to be out amongst the waves but I ran out of time. 3 weeks sounds good. Have you got any plans ?

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