Hobie Dog

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  1. Hobie Dog

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    So their next chapter is a Land Yacht? Whatever... They obviously never really had a passion for it in the first place. True sailors and fishermen have it in their blood, you can't just walk away. Does not work like that.
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    Gay Test

    Thanks tillerman! Interesting and 'some kind of Eastern Block Laser type boat' seems to be the answer. That window and seam location just aft is MKI standard sail design. Good for her in a full rig in what looks like good breeze. The Cunningham grommet location has been moved so looks like some 'Eastern Block Engineering' is at play with the sail as well.
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    It sure does, well said!
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    Gay Test

    Yea I saw parts of that thread and the additional pictures but I am trying to stay off the main SA forum. Maybe I'll do a shot or two of rum tonight and venture back just for this investigation! LOL
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    Gay Test

    What rudder? LOL Yea it sure does besides the rudder head with the tube tiller. The boom and Vang setup look Laser ish as well...
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Wow you sound depressed Dude. Seriously reading between the lines it sounds like your 'career' is sucking and brining you down. I am depressed just reading your post. It does not have to be sailing but hopefully you are passionate about something. Family, fishing, golf, watching your favorite sports team, whatever it does not matter just something. Well besides 'gamming', your cell phone or social media that is! God Bless
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    Bolt-on external ballast keels

    That results in putting more money into a boat than it's worth as well! Unless you use your boat for business; sailing lesions, charter fishing, ect. a boat will always be a negative investment dollar wise. Enjoyment wise just the opposite! Sure you can buy a classic Hinkley or something and in a few year sell her for what you paid for or maybe even more BUT not after you add in the slip fees, bottom work, maintenance, insurance, fuel, sails... It's almost impossible to flip a boat like a house and make money.
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    Gay Test

    Seriously Dex you had to go there! Now I am offended! LOL I guess actually identifying what type of boat is less fun than debating the Kings of Egypt. So... I'll go figure it out. Figure if I can identify what regatta she is at it should be pretty easy. Boat looks like a Melges 14 but has aluminum spars so has to be something else.
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Data point on a centerboard. I ordered a new centerboard from APS back in the Fall of 2017. I want to say it was at boat show time??? APS kept me in the loop with the 'backordered' status and it did finally show up this past Spring. My old board is a little rough but still serviceable so really was not a big deal in this case. I will say it's a really nice board so whoever is making them is doing a nice job. I guess I should replace the old build style rudder at some point as well???
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    Gay Test

    LOL Point taken, probably should not have even said anything in the first place... All "what boat" joking aside I don't think the question of what kind of boat is it has been answered?
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    Gay Test

    So I simply state the rules for a web site forum and I get called an unevolved caveman. At least I can read! If you don't like the forum rules then move on. It really is that simple. Excuse me Mr. 'Evolved' but time for me to go sailing, I will try not to scrape up my knuckles too much on the floating dock.
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    Gay Test

    Well there you go, you are free to complain to the cook that you are disappointed in their cooking, too spicy. But you are probably better served and will be less frustrated if you just try a different restaurant. SA seems to have their business model and it seems to be working quite well for them. Sure you can be disappointed and complain but I suspect it falls on deaf ears.
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    Gay Test

    Timeout!!! I am not always a fan of what Scot says or does, thus why I pretty much stay off the front page, but the forum rules are pretty clearly stated on what you can and cannot do on SA. Where does is say that all content needs to be G rated for all? IT DOES NOT!!! I agree with you that some of the content here, even on dinghy anarchy, is not appropriate for an 8 year old. Double that at 16 I think most teenagers would be OK here. Just my option there, obviously parents need to pay attention on what/where their kids are doing/going on the web. Not an easy job for sure but the web is here and I don't see it going away. It's also not going to be G rated, EVER. I am sorry that Scot is not running his business as you see he should. Bottom line if you don't like the content then take your business elsewhere. Just like any other business you don't like how it is run.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Roger, OK will talk at the show.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    I will come see you before the gin tent! LOL Are you guys going to offer any demo sails after the show?