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Re: First time on the water today, I could use some advice!

Want to learn how to come about/ gybe...rent a Hobie Cat 16. has a jib and main. It unforgiving. If you dont do a controlled jib...you drink water. It teaches you the timing on pulling you main in as your tail goes through the wind...it also teaches you how to handle the jib at the same time and time it. Same thing with coming about on a Hobie. If you **** to soon...you stall and go into irons. If you smootghly go through , back wind the bib a little before pulling it through it urns the boat the correct way and speeds the bow through the wind. Same principals for the keel boat. Just accentuated on a Hobie cat. I see many people for instance when tacking start tugging on the jib or relaease it too early when comming about. best thing is to go woth someone experience who will help you walk through it multiple times. Whats nioce about a hobie is you acn tack..gain speed...tack...gain speed etc a milliontimes in a small distance and practice and learn it through repitition quickly.

Dave
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