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Hobie Mirage Islands:A New Way to Fish

May 3rd, 2014 Posted by Island Club, Kayak Fishing, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Hobie Mirage Islands:A New Way to Fish”

Whoever said that sailing and hardcore offshore fishing are mutually exclusive sports? Hobie certainly did not. Enter the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and Mirage Adventure Island.

Whoever said that sailing and hardcore offshore fishing are mutually exclusive sports? Hobie certainly did not. Enter the Hobie Mirage Tandem Island and Mirage Adventure Island. Pedal, paddle or sail them…they are human powered, no motor necessary. Marlin, tuna, dorado – offshore pelagic fishing of any kind – the Island’s are a “New Way to Fish.”

The combination of the MirageDrive pedal system, rudder, roller-furling main sail, retracting akas and amas on each side and the hull design ensure a stable and fast ride and enable anglers to cover long distances at trolling speeds. Both boats are proudly made in the U.S.A.

When Hobie Alter built the first Hobie Cat 16 in 1968, little did he envision that the powerful combo of wind and sail would later merge with Hobie’s human-powered MirageDrive pedal system to create a whole new category of watercraft.

Fast forward to 2013. Both forms of power are combined in the Island boats. They provide a demonstrable way to give offshore anglers a glimpse of the propulsion that can be achieved combining the MirageDrive with the power of wind in sails. Add the amas on each side that make it virtually impossible to flip over, built-in rod holders, the ability to troll with lures and large storage capacity on the trampolines, and these boats convert into fishing machines.

 

Socal Island Club Report

May 3rd, 2014 Posted by Island Club, Local Events, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Socal Island Club Report”
The April 26 Dana Point Island club sail was a real blowout!  

 

What I mean is the wind was kicking up to 19 mph before we started out and was continuing to increase though out the afternoon sail.   So much fun!  First we enjoyed Dana Point Jet Ski barbeque ribs with potluck dishes provided by all.   We discussed safety and upcoming events.  

 

Then eleven Adventure Islands and Tandem Islands headed out for a loop round the harbor and then out to the red buoy to get the feel of high wind and swells.     With a strong westerly wind, the conditions in the harbor were perfect with the wind coming straight down the outside channel for the upwind leg and straight down the inside channel for the downwind leg.  

 

We were supposes to loop the harbor twice but only a few made the second loop because sailing around the harbor opening near the buoy was a blast with the wind and swells.  No one ventured further out to sea due to a westerly wind and a south swell that really mixed it up.  All in all it was a great day of food, fellowship, and sailing.   

 

Special thanks to DPJS for the terrific event support. 

 

 

Look forward to see you all next time!

 

Dave and Troy

Dana Point Sea Life Sail & Potluck

April 22nd, 2014 Posted by Island Club, Local Events, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Dana Point Sea Life Sail & Potluck”

Saturday, April 26 from 11am-4pm

Our proposed itinerary for the day:
11:00am: Meet at lunch and launch site (Dana Point Jet Ski), set up Islands and go over shore side topics.
Lunch will be a Potluck! Main course BBQ provided. Please bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert. We will conduct an informational seminar on safety, discuss future sailings and chart our course for the day.
12:30-3:00pm: Group sail out of the harbor to find sea life!
Captain Troy & Dave have been sailing with dolphins and whales this year out of Dana Point.
3:30pm: Return to launch site
4:00pm: Breakdown and put away equipment.
Things to bring:

  • Dress for cold weather. We will be venturing out of the harbor. Dry pants/wetsuits, warm paddling jackets is a must. (If it warms up we can always remove some sailing attire.)
  • Food and water for the sail, we will be out on the water for about more than 3 hours
  • Always good to have sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Event will be a potluck, so bringing food to share! Please bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert.
  • Have a trailer? Launch at Embarcadero Marina (public ramps/fee) directly across from D. P. Jet Ski dock location.
  • Did you car-top your boat? Park at Dana Point Jet Ski. Launch from one of our docks & tie up for lunch. If parking lot is full use public ramp at Embarcadero Marina or drive to Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor.  Baby Beach – This beach launch will take approx. 20 minutes back to Dana Point Jet Ski. (no trailer parking.)

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience so we can plan accordingly. (RSVP will receive a special Hobie Gift!)

RSVP by calling: Tim Boyer at 949-661-4947 or email Tim at: Tim@DanaPointJetSki.com