D. FOILCATS: Hobie 16 – Jackalope

So far as I know this is the only Hobie 16 successfully hydrofoiled (other than Bradfield’s commercial rig). Jackalope was fitted with the small aluminum extrusion foil set and appeared during the Miami Boat Show at the Miami Yacht Club 1999. We foiled nearby with Kangalope and a new Rave.  The Rave fouled an anchor chain and broke on the first day during its demo. We did not break down.

Yes it is a Hobie 16 flying on hydrofoils: Jackalope foiling pics below were from Lake Santa Fe 2000.
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