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Offline Carl84

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Re: Advice
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2018, 04:50:35 pm »
That Garfield on the hull needs to go - also the hulls need to be repainted anyway is they look a bit old and scratched here and there.

Does anyone know where in Gauteng can I buy boat hull paint? Or can I just use oil based enamel? From overseas forums it looks like one needs to buy special fiberglass boat paint?
 

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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2018, 09:07:28 pm »
Congrats, looks like a beauty.

It should serve you well.
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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2018, 12:25:45 am »
Also sailed on Harties - wind is a prolem there - or lack of wind is a problem - the dam is very shielded by the high koppies arround .

Take the boat out to Bronkhorts baai - the wind is constant and there is no shielding copies
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 07:41:55 am »
Very nice and I see you enjoying it already.
I will not say fair winds to you as a hobie likes strong winds! Keep the sail in the air! :thumleft:
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2018, 07:10:51 pm »
Made a video of the sailing this weekend:

https://youtu.be/1zKKcLlXKh0

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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2018, 07:36:06 pm »
Looks like fun was had by all :thumleft:
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2018, 08:45:02 pm »
Awwwwww man .....that brings back so many good memories ....sheet that main in and work on your tack .... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2018, 12:06:41 pm »
Coxswain can I sail a Hobie 16 of the beach? Or is it just for flat days?

I sailed a Lazer in Mauritius last week and realised how much I like sailing these small boats.

My uncle had a Hobie14 at Yzerfontein when I was very young cannot remember if he only sailed on pleasant days. I will hit some surf when launching.
 

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2018, 12:55:41 pm »
Coxswain can I sail a Hobie 16 of the beach? Or is it just for flat days?

I sailed a Lazer in Mauritius last week and realised how much I like sailing these small boats.

My uncle had a Hobie14 at Yzerfontein when I was very young cannot remember if he only sailed on pleasant days. I will hit some surf when launching.

Hobie's were designed to sail off a beach. But.....make sure you have plenty of experience before you launch into the surf. Things can get very nasty, very quickly if you don't know what you are doing. Off shore sailing is great. Make sure you have flares and competent crew. Let somebody know when you are launching and what time you will be back and stick to the schedule.  :thumleft:
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Re: Advice
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2018, 12:55:17 pm »
Coxswain can I sail a Hobie 16 of the beach? Or is it just for flat days?

I sailed a Lazer in Mauritius last week and realised how much I like sailing these small boats.

My uncle had a Hobie14 at Yzerfontein when I was very young cannot remember if he only sailed on pleasant days. I will hit some surf when launching.

Hobie's were designed to sail off a beach. But.....make sure you have plenty of experience before you launch into the surf. Things can get very nasty, very quickly if you don't know what you are doing. Off shore sailing is great. Make sure you have flares and competent crew. Let somebody know when you are launching and what time you will be back and stick to the schedule.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2018, 06:07:12 pm »
Made a video of the sailing this weekend:

https://youtu.be/1zKKcLlXKh0

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That was very good for a first sail. Using trapeze cables will help a lot when the breeze picks up.

 Charles (082 771 0719) at Sailing Centre will be able to give advice on refurbishing the hulls.
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« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2018, 04:11:33 pm »
Made a video of the sailing this weekend:

https://youtu.be/1zKKcLlXKh0

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That was very good for a first sail. Using trapeze cables will help a lot when the breeze picks up.

 Charles (082 771 0719) at Sailing Centre will be able to give advice on refurbishing the hulls.

Awesome looked like you were having some fun. As you accelerate remember to move back to keep the bow up. On the Nacra my brother and I are often fighting for a little space as we try to keep the nose up.

Another useful tip is always swim the bow into the wind before trying to right a cat. It stops it rolling right over again. The other risk is it also stop the boat sailing away befoe you've managed to get on board.

In terms of painting and repairs I would recommend Collins Fibreglass. They make the Dart and Tornado for the world as well as the Halcat.

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« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2018, 04:18:46 pm »
Glatex 8 is a very good paint for a yacht or boat.
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