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Old 10-04-2014, 07:49   #16
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Ha!

Not a stupid question, only a stupid post!

Indeed Hopcar got it right

You got some good really great knowledgeable guys posting on this thread here... Enjoy your trip through CF!

CF= Cruisers Forum. I think I'm ketching on.
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"ketching on"
Razoo is going to fit right in with this crowd.
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Holy Crap!! I surrender! I won't decide then until I've been upside down with both hahaha.
Yes, that's a good idea. Get upside down in a Sunfish and then a Hobie 14 and compare the two. They're the same length. Sunfish is a monohull and Hobie is a catamaran. You'll have fun on both and get a real up close and personal comparison of mono with catamaran.

Have a great time with lessons and let us know how you liked them.
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Old 10-04-2014, 20:05   #19
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Yes, that's a good idea. Get upside down in a Sunfish and then a Hobie 14 and compare the two. They're the same length. Sunfish is a monohull and Hobie is a catamaran. You'll have fun on both and get a real up close and personal comparison of mono with catamaran.

Have a great time with lessons and let us know how you liked them.

Thanks SkiprJohn. I'm really looking forward to this.
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CF= Cruisers Forum. I think I'm ketching on.
Ding Ding! Winner!

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"ketching on"
Razoo is going to fit right in with this crowd.
Hoppy... It appears as though he surely will/does!

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Yes, that's a good idea. Get upside down in a Sunfish and then a Hobie 14 and compare the two. They're the same length. Sunfish is a monohull and Hobie is a catamaran. You'll have fun on both and get a real up close and personal comparison of mono with catamaran.

Have a great time with lessons and let us know how you liked them.
Yea... But tell me HOW FREAKIN' COOL IT WAS screaming along on the Hobester 5' off the water with that funny feeling in your gut, KNOWING... it was going to end badly... .... It was soooooo worth the work after....

PS: Hobie just sailed on in case ya didn't know... I met the guy once... cool cat... No airs... Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture - Los Angeles Times

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Thanks SkiprJohn. I'm really looking forward to this.
Raz... There's another recent thread about sunfish, (do a search) where everybody including me commented wishing they had one again... Most fun for the buck learning boat ever...
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:19   #21
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Raz... There's another recent thread about sunfish, (do a search) where everybody including me commented wishing they had one again... Most fun for the buck learning boat ever...

Thanks I will definitely check it out.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:48   #22
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Sailing small vessels is, IMO, the best way to learn how. If you can handle a Hobie screaming from wave top to wave top and how to turtle the sunfish and bring her back in one swift move you have nailed it. We used to practice docking a Flying Scot with the center board up just to show off.

That was easy enough as a kid. We don't have as much time as adults to work our way up from open cockpit day sailor to a blue water cruiser. Get your feet wet on mono and cat hulls and go from there.
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Razoo, you sound like you were inspired by Alberta Crewed.
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Welcome to CF

The best advice we ever got about sailing...
Go simple, Go Small, GO NOW.... All the other stuff will fall into place.... The where, and with what and the when... Just Go sail and enjoy!!! CHEERS
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Welcome Razoo from Chestermere!

That place takes me back. I spent a good part of my youth fishing for perch & pike in a $20 vinyl dinghy on Chestermere Lake. You wouldn't want a deep keel there from what I remember.
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Razoo, you sound like you were inspired by Alberta Crewed.
Nope. Never heard of it , but now that I have and have taken a look I will be watching their blog and reading with great interest. Looks like there is a lot there I can learn about living aboard for future reference. Thanks for that link John Casey.
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Welcome Razoo from Chestermere!

That place takes me back. I spent a good part of my youth fishing for perch & pike in a $20 vinyl dinghy on Chestermere Lake. You wouldn't want a deep keel there from what I remember.
Us locals call it Chesterslew. It's ok for small craft and boogy boards but certainly not a place for a deep keel. I've seen 12' and 14' sailboats on it, but I think most of those have a 2' or 3' keel. I'm greedy. I want 25' to 30' sailboat and you ain't gettin that in the slew. My sailing lessons are at the Glenmore Res in Calgary which is much deeper.
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Well now that you have the cat vs mono started, the only logical step is a discussion on anchors!!

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I can see where this thread is heading. Don't you know that you don't know anything about sailing until you have sailed a dingy in gale force winds and monster swells? If so I don't know anything about sailing either. Keep your dreams and have fun learning. And don't be surprised if your ideal boat changes a lot in the next couple of years as mentioned.
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