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    R2AK

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    I am thinking of selling my 31' half tonner and buying a Nacra 6 to kick it and getting space to build a carbon - composite NACRA styled 36 with bridge storage for myself.

    I would eat up the R2AK, Ditch Run and races down the coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    I would eat up the R2AK
    you'd freeze to death
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    you'd freeze to death
    These boats you sail wearing a wetsuit

    That NACRA looks cool and about an hour a way thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    These boats you sail wearing a wetsuit
    go read the r2ak thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    These boats you sail wearing a wetsuit

    That NACRA looks cool and about an hour a way thanks
    If you buy one, I will come down with a bottle of plumpjack and a wet suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    go read the r2ak thread
    Every year is different. A sunny r2ak would be a blast on a cat with a wetsuit. The first leg to Victoria was done in a few hours by the fastest boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    If you buy one, I will come down with a bottle of plumpjack and a wet suit.
    don't forget the gopro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    don't forget the gopro
    You can met us and sail three. The gopro may even capture you sheeting in the main!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul pless View Post
    don't forget the gopro
    bwaaaaa ha ha !!!!! ™
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    I friend of mine owns a shop in LB that was a Hobie dealer. Last time I talked to him was a while ago and he was about to lose his dealership due to new corporate policies that made it impossible to continue. He's been in the biz a long time. I'm sure he runs across used boats frequently. Jeff really likes to talk boat talk. If a Hobie is really what you want, it might be worth wasting some time on a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    These boats you sail wearing a wetsuit

    That NACRA looks cool and about an hour a way thanks
    up there a drysuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchoonerRat View Post
    I friend of mine owns a shop in LB that was a Hobie dealer. Last time I talked to him was a while ago and he was about to lose his dealership due to new corporate policies that made it impossible to continue. He's been in the biz a long time. I'm sure he runs across used boats frequently. Jeff really likes to talk boat talk. If a Hobie is really what you want, it might be worth wasting some time on a call.

    http://windsurfcenter.com/
    I'll hit him up this week.

    BTW OMG you should tell him he has an awful website
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    Hobies are fun, but I don't know about trailering. We have about seven multihulls in our club, mainly Tornadoes. I took a Hobie 14 out some years ago, and discovered it could do a complete back-flip, as opposed to the usual ways of capsizing. That made me think offshore sailing in one probably wasn't such a good idea. We also have about 25 Lasers at the club, which are one of the best board boats for surf and ease of transport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Hobies are fun, but I don't know about trailering. We have about seven multihulls in our club, mainly Tornadoes. I took a Hobie 14 out some years ago, and discovered it could do a complete back-flip, as opposed to the usual ways of capsizing. That made me think offshore sailing in one probably wasn't such a good idea. We also have about 25 Lasers at the club, which are one of the best board boats for surf and ease of transport.
    I trailered a Nacra 18 all over New England & southern Quebec behind a 4 cyl. BMW 320i. No problem at all - though you need to watch the width when maneuvering in tight spaces.
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    Hopes have been dashed

    Before checking all places I can purchase a Hobie or other bands Catamaran I checked with the local Dana Point Embarcadero where I could store the boat since I live in an apartment and I’m really not interested or capable constantly trailering it. Sadly they told me there is a minimum 2 year plus waiting list for spots.

    The dream dies ……. For now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Hopes have been dashed

    Before checking all places I can purchase a Hobie or other bands Catamaran I checked with the local Dana Point Embarcadero where I could store the boat since I live in an apartment and I’m really not interested or capable constantly trailering it. Sadly they told me there is a minimum 2 year plus waiting list for spots.

    The dream dies ……. For now

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    How about the San Diego Yacht Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    How about the San Diego Yacht Club?
    Sure 1-2+ hr drive depending on traffic to do lazy 8’s off shore
    I’m looking at Long Beach but the honest fact is I probably wont go out that often if it’s a 1 hr drive to the marina, even if its closer to Catalina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Hopes have been dashed

    Before checking all places I can purchase a Hobie or other bands Catamaran I checked with the local Dana Point Embarcadero where I could store the boat since I live in an apartment and I’m really not interested or capable constantly trailering it. Sadly they told me there is a minimum 2 year plus waiting list for spots.

    The dream dies ……. For now

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    I used to regularly car top a Laser when I was your age. I probably wasn't as tough and strong as you either. The Laser can give decent performance in the right conditions. Just another possible option if you think the joy of sailing exceeds the hassles involved.

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    Put yer name down and wait - see how you feel when it comes around.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsie View Post
    Put yer name down and wait - see how you feel when it comes around.
    Then, if you're not interested at that point, sell your line slot....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Sure 1-2+ hr drive depending on traffic to do lazy 8’s off shore
    I’m looking at Long Beach but the honest fact is I probably wont go out that often if it’s a 1 hr drive to the marina, even if its closer to Catalina.
    Dude - join a local yacht club. It is a write off and a way to promote your business. You can park the boat there too.

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    heard good things about Windward YC. more down to earth. Or go ritzy for business or mixers.

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    Going to yacht clubs to check them will help you become more connected to your community. besides it is usually cheap to visit instead of join, fun to met new people and get invited to sail with others.
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    I think clubs have standards, no?

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    Robby Naish is 59 now and he doesn't need yacht club storage to sail.




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