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How old are you?
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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:42 pm 
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I turned 60 in Oct 2016 and decided to get back into sailing beach cats. I purchased a getaway and have had a great time with it. Sailed to Cayo Costa Fl 2 weeks ago with It. So.... I must have the fever because I purchased an 84 Nacra 5.2 last week. I hope my butt isn't writing checks I can't cash. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:38 am 
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Location: Metuchen NJ
I'm 62, sailing Hobie Cats since I bought my first in 1979, when I was 25.

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Location: Winston Salem, NC
I am 83. I bought my H-16 new in '85. I just turned it over to my daughter and her husband but plan to sail with them occasionally this season.

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:14 pm 
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hrtsailor wrote:
I am 83. I bought my H-16 new in '85. I just turned it over to my daughter and her husband but plan to sail with them occasionally this season.


U are the man! Keep sailing!

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:57 am 
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Location: Opelika/Lake Martin, Alabama
I am 51 and learned to sail when I was 10. I had a Hobie 14 when I was a teenager. I haven't sailed since my 20s and now getting back to it with my 1984 H16 I call Yellow Fever, which I should've called her Time Machine. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:03 am 
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Going to be 68 in about a week. my dad took us sailing when we, my twin bro and I, were 3 or 4.
just ballast then..Sailed a Alcort Catfish whenever they first came out, and was hooked..built a
33' Buccaneer Tri in 70s Then a Tremolino in 80s, used a H16 parts.. then H17, then Getaway
what's next???? Foiler???, Doug


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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:26 am 
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I'm 64, surfed thru the 60's, 70's and 80's; windsurfed in the 90's. Was shamed by co-workers to take a sailing lesson in 2000 something. Liked it a lot. Rented a Hobie Wave for four hours and said to my self, "I got to get me one of these". Now I sail my Wave on the sound in Nags Head NC. Go out a couple of hours to get away from the tourist. Doesn't get any better than that.


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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:27 pm 
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44, started when I was 8 with my dad who is now 70 and get a ride on the boat at least a few times per season. I have 5 kids, 24,22,21 and a pair at 11. My 22 yr old took to sailing and I’m hoping we can get the twins involved this summer. Got it up lately?!


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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Location: St. Helena, CA
I was born in 1963 math is getting a little fuzzy.

Sailed Cats in Utah from 1976 until 1981, moved to CA. then to Orange County Ca. and sailed through college 1986. Stopped sailing then in 2005 or 06 bought an old 79 H18 (blue old softy) sailed for a year with my 8 year old daughter, parted it bought a 86 H18 sailed 2 more years (wanted to give her the same experiences camping and sailing as I had growing up). Bought a better 1984 H18 which weighed in at 403lb at 2009 Havenowind Mega.

Fast forward 2018 still sailing and still own the 84 H18, 97 H20, 04 Tiger.

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:19 am 
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Location: New Hampshire
50 here,
Just bought my hobie 14 turbo a few weeks ago. I have sailed 3 times in my whole life now but It WILL NOT stop there!
I have been on powerboats my whole life, actually even before I was born LOL. Now I see what fun sailing can be.

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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:24 pm 
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This is my 3rd Hobie Cat and my 2nd 14, it been 45 years since I sail my first 14, just got one for my 71 Birthday

Feeling excited

Baja Ca.


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 Post subject: Re: How old?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Location: Denver
I'm 26. Always liked sailing, been somewhat interested in Hobies, and when I saw the one I eventually bought (especially for the price) it would've been hard to say no.

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