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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:56 am 
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Seen tuning off of Long Beach, getting ready for the NAF18 NAs:

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 Post subject: Re: Wildcat Sighting!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Damn French....they put the logos on backwards!


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 Post subject: Re: Wildcat Sighting!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:26 pm 
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The boat is awesome. We like our new Wild Cat - Greg and I look forward to sailing it next week in Long Beach. See you guys up there this coming weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Wildcat Sighting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:42 am 
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Jacques...those RED sails are kinda sexy. You and Greg should come up to Toronto for the Canadian F18's after Long Beach...bring the Wildcats with you. 35 boats already pre-registered. Should have a fleet north of 40. I know Olivier will have one. Maybe a few others from Quebec.

Good luck and kick a$$ in LB.

The Other JB 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:43 pm 
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The red sails really are fricken awesome. Does HCE make the sails, or is it Ullman? I'd love to get a set for the FXone.


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 Post subject: Re: Wildcat Sighting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Tiger / Wild Cat sails come from the Ullman loft in Italy.

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 Post subject: Re: Wildcat Sighting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Also - thanks to Jeffrey Fortuna for coming to LB on Sunday to take the photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Wildcat Sighting!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:27 pm 
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The Wild Cat page is now up on our site with more photos:

http://www.hobiecat.com/sailing/models_wildcat.html

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:08 am 
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Dare I ask what one of these beauties will cost.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:23 am 
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Little Wing wrote:
Dare I ask what one of these beauties will cost.


About two and a half brand new Hobie 16s.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:44 am 
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MBounds wrote:
Little Wing wrote:
Dare I ask what one of these beauties will cost.


About two and a half brand new Hobie 16s.



I'd rather have the hobie 16's

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:09 am 
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Tom Machette wrote:
I'd rather have the hobie 16's

That only tells me that you have either not sailed a Formula 18 or there is a huge Hobie 16 fleet in your area and no racing in the Formula fleet. Because there is no comparison in performance between the two. I think Volkswagen Beetle (36Hp) compared to Formula 1 Car is a close analogy, but without that price discrepancy. Out here the Formula 18 has proved to be a great boat and a great fleet!

I know that other parts of the country are not ready to take the plunge and that the 16 is the boat you can get a good fleet to...I hope that is why you would rather have two of them.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:41 am 
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Dan,

One area of the country that supports BOTH the H16 and F18 in large numbers...the NE United States and SE (Ontario, Quebec) Canada. Look at Syracuse, NY (H16) and Toronto, ON (F18) as examples. I know the left coast is another. You and Eileen should come up to Canada in a few weeks for the CAN F18's. But bring your woolies :lol: .

Good luck at the F18 NA's.

John 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:52 am 
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Well I have to agree with Tom, if i were to buy a Wildcat, I would not be actively racing, but i would sail the crap out of the boat, I like light wind and very high wind ,this boat should do great in both conditions. I just have to save up and find one. How is the availability of these boats?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:01 pm 
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In the photo gallery of the Wild Cat the rudder system seems to use lines to raise and lower each rudder instead of using the cross bar/tiller combo I'm used to. Can someone explain how the Wild Cat rudder system works?


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