Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
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Hobie Cats Club (all Cats welcome)
Hi all you Cats!
I am writing this thread because I have just gotten into Hobies. I am wondering if we have many Hobie Cats on SN. If so, let's talk. Anything Hobie or Cat related that you want to talk about is ok. Even if it's not Hobie in particular. Prindle, Nacra,... whatever! Welcome to all Cats.
I bought 3 older ones. Two H-16's and one H18. We are really pumped about getting into cats!
My background is powerboats primarily but 3 seasons ago I got on a race crew on a J35 here on Saginaw Bay. I've done 3 Mac races since. I bought a little Chrysler LS13 this year and my son and I also sailed that this Summer. We have a Pontoon, a 13' Whaler, a Paddle boat, and a Canoe.
The 2 H-16's have fiberglass repair eeds that my son and I will be fixing and Gelcoating this winter.
We bought the Hobies at the end of the season, (within the last couple of weeks) because people are getting rid of them at a great bargain here in Michigan. They don't want to store them over the winter. Luckily I have plenty of storage available for free and a place to work on them.
I am definitely looking for advice on sailing and fixing from all you Cats.