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Howdy. Brand new sailor from Western Nebraska. We don't have much water but we make up for it in wind. I am in my fifties and have recently started sailing in my 150 dollar Hobie Holder12. I don't have a real sail, been using a wind surfer sail and mast modified with some PVC pipe applications. Everytime I go sailing I see people pointing and making redneck jokes. The rig needs alot of wind to become sporty, but I have learned to getaround the lake despite the crudeness. The main reason I joined this site was trying to get some info on where to obtain a replacement or other mast and boom which would work for my boat.
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Re: Nebraska sailor

From that far away, you can't see the PVC. I was going to say that I can't imagine people making redneck jokes, but people are cruel, so unfortunately, I can. But I think most of us here would think that's a pretty simple solution to the problem of getting that boat onto the water. Personally, I've seen a lot worse.

And don't be ashamed of your $150 boat. I bought my Albacore for $100. Sailing isn't about the cost of the boat, it's about the value of the time you get to spend aboard.

I wouldn't let people pointing at you be the reason that you're looking for new spars and rigging. Most of 'em are jealous because they aren't out there on a boat at all.

OK, stepping down from my soap box now. Welcome aboard!
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Re: Nebraska sailor

Welcome! I grew up in Omaha, first learned to sail on some of the small lakes around there, and also did a bit of sailing on Lake McConaughy. Nebraska doesn't have a lot of lakes, but there are plenty of opportunities to hone your sailing skills around the state.

As for a mast and boom, there is a Yahoo group for Holder 12 owners; should be able to find some help there. Holder12 : Holder12

Good luck!
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Howdy. Brand new sailor from Western Nebraska.
As my kids used to say....awesome!!!
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thanks for the welcome. and the lead on the mast.
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