Saturday, August 18, 2007

More fun with the hobie

Last week I went sailing up at bear lake. Today, I went sailing with my brother. I think the first lesson I learned today is that I need to get up earlier. If I get to the lake and the wind is already blowing pretty well, I've wasted that good sailing time.

Another lesson I learned is to make sure I secure the tiller extension arm before travel. The extension arm that makes it so you don't have to be sitting on the back edge of the boat the whole time in order to steer. The extension arm also costs $80, so if you drive out of the bear lake marina without securing it that's what the replacement is going to cost you.

I'm pretty sure it's a mistake that only has to be made once.

Other than that I've used silicone to cover the cracks in the starboard transom that were leaking so I should be good at least until the end of the season.

I bought some spare parts at my local Hobie dealer. I picked up some shackles lest I lose one while rigging the boat. I also got a new wind indicator. Apparently the flag decided to fall of of my old one between where I stepped the mast and where I put the boat in the water. Go figure.

I'm not sure how much this boat will end up costing me, but I'm pretty sure it will be worth it.


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