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10-03-2007 05:34 PM
copacabana Check this link. It says they did the Drake Passage in a hobie cat. I know it wasn't a stock hobie- it was carbon fibre if I'm not mistaken and had little pontoon platforms to sleep on. I remember reading about it in the local marine press at the time. After all the modifications I guess it's hard to still call it a hobie cat! They have left across the Pacific on a 25ft catamaran- presumably similar to the other one. These guys are fantastic!

Here's a link:

http://www.zone.com.br/corridadeaven...noticias=20687
10-03-2007 12:32 PM
CoralReefer Beto Pandiani did it in a 20' Eagle Cat, carbon fiber proto. Not even close to a 16" Hobie
10-03-2007 12:06 PM
Bardo Don't bother with the ballast, it will just slow you down.
10-03-2007 09:34 AM
toben Well if its already been done in a hobie cat then I want to change to a Macgregor 26. That way we can waterski and tube if we get bored. Everyone on sailnet loves the mac26.
10-02-2007 08:23 AM
copacabana Oh, and I forgot to mention his latest expedition: crossing the Pacific in a hobbie cat. I believe he's already underway.
10-02-2007 08:20 AM
copacabana I hate to say it guys, but it's already been done! Brazilian sailor Beto Pandiani has taken his Hobbie cat across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. His first adventure was going from Florida to Ilhabela (Brazil) by Hobbie cat. he also did an Arctic trip (East coast NA-Newfoundland to Greenland, I think). Anyway, just google his name and you'll find a number of links.
I know this thread started as a joke, but sometimes fact is stranger than fiction ...
09-28-2007 07:30 AM
arbarnhart Hey, I passed a billboard tha other day that had one of those preprinted "stretch over" ads on it that was coming loose. I couldn't help thinking that it would be a great spinnaker for your high adventure!
09-28-2007 12:39 AM
Cruisingdad
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CD-

He could spell it the normal way...
All these fine jokes and no Portugese to throw them at.

Such a waste.

- CD
09-27-2007 09:18 PM
sailingdog CD-

He could spell it the normal way...
09-27-2007 08:12 PM
Cruisingdad I guess the boat with the escape hatch was not suitable, eh? And yes, as suggested, don't forget the BBQ grill.

PS - What was the name of your boat? Giulietta is already taken. I guess you could try it with one 'T' versus two.
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