Return to Hobie.com
Hobie Forums
It is currently Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:41 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:26 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:35 am
Posts: 394
Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
Just sharing a few pics from a couple of weeks ago, took the Hobie to Ft Walton Beach, Fl, Okaloosa Island. We beach launched even though I was told it wasn’t really allowed, did it anyway. It all went well the first launch in the morning but later in the day some big waves ripped a pocket open on my life vest which happened to have my phone inside in a baggie, I guess it happened when I was trying to get on the boat, maybe snagged on something, I have no idea, also lost my glasses at the same time. Despite losing my phone and glasses, and being fussed at for temporarily blocking the emergency corridor we offloaded into,(it was like 6:30 in the morning) we had a good time and the boat got lots of attention for sure. Hope you all enjoy the pics. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

_________________
Marty
1984 H16 Yellow Nationals Redline, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:04 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:20 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Ocean Shores, NSW, Australia, Earth
She is a really nice looking cat!

_________________
Sledder does it better
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:11 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:35 am
Posts: 394
Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
Thanks so much!!! 8)

_________________
Marty
1984 H16 Yellow Nationals Redline, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:25 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Posts: 189
Location: New Hampshire
Meow! Me likey the yellow!
Glad you had fun

_________________
84 14T Redline #67 Blue Hawaii faded but still working!
82 Yellow hull16 '81 Boomer nationals 18.5 on GPS
83 White hull 16 No sails "Clean and Purty Now!"
87 White hull no sails no tramp


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:00 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:35 am
Posts: 394
Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
Thank you. I think the yellow with all the black trim looks really nice. Jib sheets and halyard are red, main sheet and halyard are blue, I chose those colors to sort of match the stripes. Next up, I would like to replace the trapeze adjuster lines with matching yellow ones, they are currently white and blue. Thanks everyone for the nice comments, I think she looks fantastic in that white sand!!! :D

_________________
Marty
1984 H16 Yellow Nationals Redline, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:04 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Posts: 189
Location: New Hampshire
That is funny, I have blue mainsheet and halyard with red jibsheet on my yellow 16

_________________
84 14T Redline #67 Blue Hawaii faded but still working!
82 Yellow hull16 '81 Boomer nationals 18.5 on GPS
83 White hull 16 No sails "Clean and Purty Now!"
87 White hull no sails no tramp


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:55 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:35 am
Posts: 394
Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
Haha, great minds think alike or so I am told anyway, lol.

_________________
Marty
1984 H16 Yellow Nationals Redline, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:00 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Posts: 2
Cat looks great! How did you transport the boat to the beach? I havent seen a launch on the gulf side. I am always in the inercoastal.

76' H16 Yellow Hull Cat Fever sail "Double Penatrator"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:18 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:35 am
Posts: 394
Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
I rigged the boat on the trailer in the parking lot at the Boardwalk which used to be Wayside park. There is an access there but it’s an emergency corridor so don’t block it. I offloaded the boat onto my Cat Trax beach wheels and pushed it down to the water line where I finished rigging and raised the sails. We launched from there near the pier. I talked to lifeguards and anyone who was of authority and was told that boats are not allowed between the sandbars and that the access there was not for boat launching and that it was an emergency corridor. Just be careful, get out early to beat the beach chair people, watch out for swimmers, always want to be safe and not put others in harms way for sure.

By the way, they use that corridor for bringing in rental jet skis so, I figured it could be used to wheel a Hobie Cat to the beach like it used to be back in the 70s and 80s, just gotta be careful and be quick to not block the access.

_________________
Marty
1984 H16 Yellow Nationals Redline, "Yellow Fever"
Lake Martin, 'Bama.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group