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Old 27-04-2014, 16:07   #1
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Unhappy In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

Pardon if this was posted previously. Hobie died at 80 on March 29. Hobie was a lifeguard in Hermosa Beach, Calif when I was a gremlin, and waaaay before his commercial successes. A very cool cat and one of the early Big Kahunas! RIP, sir.

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Old 27-04-2014, 16:48   #2
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Re: In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

Ahhhh.... what a contribution to great memories he made.
My very first sailboat "Hobie 18ď bought from him in 1980.... Put it on a small cruise ship to enjoy sailing with Dolphins in Baja and San Blas.....
Some of my most favorite memories
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Old 27-04-2014, 17:05   #3
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Re: In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

What a gigantic contribution he made to sailing. I wonder how many members here owned a Hobie cat at some time, or still do. I had a yellow Hobie 16 with tequila sunrise sails.

Some sailors leave an enormous wake, he was one.
"Sail on silver boy..."

C'est la vie.

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Old 27-04-2014, 21:11   #4
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Re: In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

Yes- the man and his boats are legend. I had a Hobie (didn't everyone?)
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Re: In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

Oh Man,
I had not heard about this. He really had a good influence on the watersport world. Sad news indeed.
Hope he is surfing a wave on the other side.
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Re: In Memoriam: Hobie Alter

RIP Hobie. Fast is fun, a qoute by Bill Lee of Santa Cruz fame and shared by Hobie's later creation. 340 lbs 43.5 kt.

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