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Hobie 17 Sport
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Description: Hobie 17 Sport
Keywords: Hobie 17 Sport
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat October 25, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The 95 17 Sport is a great boat. I like the ability to furl the jib when I get over my head (no pun intended) in wind/wave conditions. Even though a novice (3 years sailing experience), I find it comfortable to solo sail the boat. Two adults on the boat are OK, but it really feels best solo. The 350# weight limit on the side seats is a problem that may impact two adult males. I'm 200#, so I need a woman or light man in heavy wind. In the 2' wave range that we have quite frequently on Lake Champlain, I find that the waves crashing into the hull/trampoline connection really slows me down. In 3' waves, I can't keep up with the Hobie 16's because of this. Otherwise, the boat is a ball!
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Registered: May 2003
Review Date: Sun May 11, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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My H 17 had wings which were a great lounge chair. Mine had just the main sail which I sewed a batton on the bottom and eliminated the boom. Tacking in light air was accomplished by an oar or the electric trolling motor that I mounted up front. I sailed on Lake Sinclair AKA No Air Sinclair and really enjoyed sailing to the beach and back with a cooler and gear strapped on. Waves over say 1 foot or so would hit the front of tramp and really slow you down or stop you dead in your tracks. Hiking out with the wings was easy and kept the boat upright very well. I have sailed on various catamarans and the H 17 sport is the easiest and most fun I have seen. Except maybe the new small Hobie which you can get a motor mount for also. The H 17 Sport is a wet, wild, and comfortable ride. Buy the wings-you won't be sorry!
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