Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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My family had a Hobie 16 when I was a teenager. My father rigged an "Easy Righter" system on it. What it did was allow you to temporarily lengthen one of the shrouds in the event of a capsize.
This made it easy for even a scrawny 120 pound person to right the boat.
I used to be able to fly hulls on it consistently in about 10 knots of wind. I remember once coming up from behind on a couple of teenage girls in a paddleboat. I lifted the hull right before I got to them and flew right over them.
I was impressed with myself.
I got a Hobie Wave last summer for my 11 and 14 year old kids. Fun, but not the same....
Thanks, also, for the memories!
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
Last edited by djodenda; 01-26-2008 at 12:16 PM.