Hobie Dog

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  1. Hobie Dog

    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Have NO idea what mess cutting the tank will make??? But whatever the Vegas odds are on this I am take the over, meaning A MESS I am betting! "- Cutting the failed water heater in half with a sawzall down in the lazarette because it will no longer fit through the original exit due to other equipment and exhaust hose in the way." What "other equipment" is in the way? Moving the exhaust hose will be way easier than cutting that bitch in half!
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Oh while I am thinking about it somebody posted on the SMSA FB page that they are looking for Tartan 33 owners on the Chesapeake. Check it out.
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    The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Looks like this will keep you out of trouble for a while! :) Good Luck! On the plus side it's an inside job so you can run a space heater and stay warm.
  4. Update! Check the simple stuff first! System really started acting up in September and shut down. Tapped on the control panel and then the circuit breaker switch and what do you know the panel flickered and then everything came back on. It appears I have a bad circuit breaker 20 Amp switch! This was back in September. Was not really pressed to fix as I really did not need AC or Heat but now it is getting a bit chilly with a space heater only so I finally got a new breaker and replaced it Monday night. And now the system is working perfect in Heat mode. Heat mode in the Spring would only run for a few before shutting down. So I am 99% sure it was the bad circuit breaker causing the problem! Knock wood, I am so pumped that it's fixed! Thanks for all the help!
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    Rumors Floating: LP selling out??

    Negative on all 3 Gouv. No talk from what I have heard one way or the other. But based on the post from the Texas dealer above and our local MD dealer at least sails seem to be available. Now has anything changed or is this just a time of year that demand slows down so the same supply chain has caught up???
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    That is quite a list Gouv! No Buccaneer 18 racing?
  7. Hobie Dog

    Rumors Floating: LP selling out??

    Don't start this shit again! From the Laser circles I run in: SMSA, SSA, FBYC, PRSA I know of ZERO boats that have been sold/changed hands because the owner was frustrated and could not find parts. Yes some boats have been sold and changed hands but that's normal in any active fleet. Now have some put off buying new boats? Perhaps... For what's it's worth APS has MKII and Radial sails in stock and they seem to be one of the dealers that was having problems getting sails.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Haha, Sorry I just came from the gym and we were picking on the millennial's as they seem to be the worst offenders of not putting their weights/toys back in their proper spot when they are done with them. So yea sorry way out of context except for me getting a chuck out of it! LOL
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Yep that is the guy! He GAVE his Aero away? Good guy to be friends with I would say!!! Anybody have an Aero they would like to give to me? Even for a season to try out would be great! And if you are a millennial I will even be your friend and treat you like the special snowflake that your are.
  10. Hobie Dog

    Alcohol Laws When Sailing in the Mediterranean

    That is a typo, I am sure it's 0.05. At 0.5 you would be good alright, good and dead for most people.
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    Alcohol Laws When Sailing in the Mediterranean

    Drinking out of Solo cups is an "elaborate" plan??? I am curious as to what a simple plan is to you? LOL
  12. Hobie Dog

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Good Grief Charlie Brown! I have not been on SA for a couple of weeks and all this, I think I am caught up... Well I scanned and scrolled to the end so good enough! LOL AFA how the Aero is holding up check in with the Texas Dude, I think he is TX? Gulf Coast for sure, that has been sailing his Aero in the surf. If he has not broken the boat yet 95% of the Aero sailors will be just fine with the longevity of the boat. I am trying to recall his member name... AFA the Pro/Olympic guys are concerned it does not matter what boat "lasts longer". They will get a new boat every year/charter/before big events anyways. For recreational sailors/racers all things being equal the modern construction the Aero will certainly "last longer" in that the boat will stay stiffer longer. By how much and does it really matter for most sailors can be debated. Now as pointed out smashing into docks/other boats on the race course might be more of a problem for the Aero. Maybe???
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    Asymetric or Code Zero for my Jeanneau 39i

    Oh mine is a mast head rig. Oh you have a 2/3 bladed fixed prop? If you like sailing that is the first thing I would replace before any new sails. That thing really slows you down, especially in the light air!
  14. Hobie Dog

    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Certainly true about racing in both fleets, now finding the time to race in both fleets is the challenge! Thanks on the regatta link. Nice thing about doing a charter is it is easy to fly down for a few days and race. Definitely considering it!
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Like I said both boats looked like they are built well. Melges definitely looked bigger and it is. The bow is a flat deck similar to a Laser. The Aero has more of a recessed bow deck. If I had to pick one on pure looks alone I don't know that would be a tough call. The completely open transom on the Melges does look really cool! That being said the drainage flaps, not sure what to call them, on Aero are nice as a dropped glove, sunglass, hat or beer can in the cockpit has a chance on staying aboard.