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 Post subject: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:46 pm 
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Looks like Hobie Europe has launched a new boat - the "Tatoo" - What will this mean for the H-16? Any plans for a NA version?

http://www.hobie-cat.net/download/catalogue/gb/hi_res/16tatoo.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:21 am 
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It looks to be rotomolded, so it's a completely different beast than the 16. Not much will affect the Hobie 16 class here in the US.

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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Once again Hobie Europe Rules, while we in the US drool. I still can not believe we are not importing some more of their models. When was the last time you saw a Hobie TV ad - oh ja - NEVER. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:18 pm 
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Heres some more info on it, from a couple of months back, before they named it: Tatoo. http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32511


Edit: sorry forgot to add the link

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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:22 pm 
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Once again Hobie Europe Rules, while we in the US drool. I still can not believe we are not importing some more of their models.


I think we could likely sell a sleeker 16'ish rotomolded cat, but we would do our own... not import. Note they import our Wave and Getaway over there and also use our EZ Loc rudder system on this one. We've been a bit successful in picking and choosing marketable product over here.

As far as TV goes... that won't pay for itself nationally and not likely locally anywhere. No way. You have to have a big market base for a product, sold in some volume, for that. What we do get is hundreds (thousands) of impressions on movies, TV and print as it is because people love to use Hobie in their stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:14 am 
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Why the holes in the bows I wonder?

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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:24 am 
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Ah, the grass is always greener on the other side?


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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:59 am 
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TexKat wrote:
Why the holes in the bows I wonder?


Handles for moving it around.

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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Jeremy is just screwing with you, the holes in the bow are to seperate flow and prevent pitchpoling. Also note, that on a broad reach, you can drive these "ventalators" and gain two knots on those not driving the bow down. Kind of like the dimples on a golf ball.

He (Jeremy) was part of the testing and has been sworn to secrecy. Hobie plans to launch a new F-18 with this inovation early next year. It's the first serious upgrade to the Wildcat.


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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:53 pm 
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I wonder if the tatoo 16 would be faster than the getaway?

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 Post subject: Re: new Hobie tatoo
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:25 am 
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<<Once again Hobie Europe Rules, while we in the US drool.>>

I disagree.

Over the past 35 years I think Hobie US (depending on who was the current owner) has done a relatively decent job balancing; flooding the market with new designs to make a profit, versus protecting/promoting the Hobie One Design Classes that are the foundation of the Hobie Way of Life and the KISS principles of designer Hobie Sr.

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