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post #1706 of Old 01-22-2010
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Originally Posted by PCP777 View Post
LMAO. It's still trying to grow back. Hobie's are a blast and in any kind of breeze they can put you in a BFS quickly but they are a handful to right if you capsize or pitch pole. Make sure you tie the cooler down well.

I found an H16 for $100 for a friend of mine, with trailer and good sails. Only problem was some old lines and a tear in the tramp.

I'm thinking: pitchpoling means you ran into a wave whose height is greater enough than the length of your boat that it can toss it tail-over-tincups.

How does a Hobie 16 get into a sea state that severe? Or are there conditions that will toss a Hobie less than that?


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