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How old are you?
1-20 6%  6%  [ 17 ]
21-25 8%  8%  [ 22 ]
26-30 12%  12%  [ 32 ]
31-35 9%  9%  [ 25 ]
36-40 7%  7%  [ 19 ]
41-50 31%  31%  [ 86 ]
51-60 22%  22%  [ 62 ]
61-70 4%  4%  [ 12 ]
70 plus? 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 276
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:29 pm 
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Location: little Washington, NC
Dad and I built a Sailfish kit which I spent many hours on in the Adirondack lakes. Sailed Knockabouts and 44' Luders at USNA. When I was in my early 20's I started building a 55' ferro-cement ketch- never finished it. I sailed my first Hobie on my honeymoon and a few times after that when on vacations. This spring, at age 58 (and three years retired :D ), I saw a wrecked Hobie 14 by the side of the road- it got me thinking. I ended up buying an '86 a few weeks later on Ebay. I'm having a great time this Summer. I feel like a teenager when sailing (unfortunately I feel like I'm 70 the next day!! :lol: :roll: :lol: :roll:


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22 and livin the good life :D

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15 :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:51 am 
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"I keep getting older, but I am not growing up!"


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:D 71 today. Delete one in 61-70, add new one in 70+

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 Post subject: No Mo Monos
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Location: Silverthorne, Colorado Tucson, Arizona
60- moving from monohulls for the speed and fun


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 Post subject: Age
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60 and I put my sunfish on mothballs for a Wave


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41 and i've been sailing for a little over a year in that short time i've gotten hold of a 14T, Wave, AI and WR16. i think i've gone sail crazy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:05 am 
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53 Cape Town South Africa, Sail Hobie 16 with wife 48 and sail H14 solo.
Little bit of inland waters, mostly the big blue Atlantic.


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I am 46 and bought my first cat a Hobie 16 at age 24. I've owned 1 H 16, 1 H17, 2 H18, 1 Tiger, I N20, 1 F 18, 2 Infusions.


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When I was 16 I got my first truck. It wasn't long after that I saved some money and bought my first sailboat, a Hobie One . At 29 years I still have her and a Hobie 16. I love sailing and I love Hobie sailboats.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:02 pm 
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Dan P. wrote:
Age 43: Boat: 2003 H17 SE



Hobie users today are substantially those who responded to the marketing impressions of the 1970s/early 80's (me, for instance.) I think that's a big problem. My primary opinion is that the Hobie marketing plan is not not keying in on the new reasons young people of today might want to own a Hobie Catamaran.



I Agree Dan P. In the early 80's I had a closet full of Hobie and OP T-shirts. This was reinforced by seeing all of the beautiful sails on the beach during my summer vacations. Even as a 5 year old I knew I badly wanted one. So first chance I got I purchased a Hobie and I have never regretted owning one since.

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 Post subject: How old
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:36 pm 
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Just turned 60 and am looking forward to a full season on the Getaway next spring with my 7 year old grandson

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