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Last time I sailed on an H16, we pitch poled and this happened to my toe.


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I just threw up a little in my mouth. Thanks for that PCP.

Good lord man, have you no shame!?!


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I just threw up a little in my mouth. Thanks for that PCP.

Good lord man, have you no shame!?!


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.

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bunch a years back a friend who knew nothing about sailing bought a hobie. Ask me to take him out and give some pointers. Well to make a long story short, Once under some way the port pontoon started lifting. He was convinced we were going over, which we weren't at that point, so he jumped off. Seriously. my counter weight literally bailed on me. Up went the port side and shortly there after starboard dug in deep. Game over.

We both got wet, I had a blast, and he sold the boat the following month. Go figure.

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Okay PCP, although it made me nauseous to do it, I couldn't resist mocking up the next killer product idea since the Big Freakin' Shamwow...

Coaster anyone?



Can you imagine seeing that thing every time you took a sip? It would make ANYONE AND EVERYONE much better looking at the bar! And you'd probably stop drinking forever.

Now - enough skanky feet...who's sailing this weekend?


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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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...can toss it tail-over-tincups.
schrumpf - I think you might mean "toenail-over-tinsnips".


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A wave doesn't have to be very tall to pitchpole the boat. If the boat hits the back of a wave and the bow gets stuffed into it... and it is going fast enough... it will pitchpole.

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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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A pitchpole isn't very much fun, but if you manage to save it at that last second its great. One time my son and I were blasting across the bay in 20kt winds, he was on the tiller and I was hanging off the side in the trap harness, The boat started to pitchpole. He reacted quick enough to keep us up. I'm not sure how he did that time because his ballast (me) wasn't paying attention. I bounced off the jib and ended up on the downwind side of the mast. The best fun I've every had on it though, is launching the whole boat into the air off of big waves.

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Pitchpoling a Hobie doesn't seem to take that much seastate at all. I mean, what's the freeboard on the thing when you're flying one of the hulls? 3"?

Mcfitty - that sounds like a blast dude. (The launching thing, not the being launched thing).


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