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    http://www.laprensa.com.ni/archivo/2...s/177153.shtml

    http://www.laprensa.com.ni/archivo/2...s/177194.shtml



    Two Austrian Investors (Ferdinand Hofer and Thomas Stoekl) brought some new tourism to Granada. They imported some small Sailboats to Granada and have opened up a business.

    They had to find a suitable area, because these boats can be difficult to get the hang of. A route of operation was setup in between certain islands.

    The idea that the two have is to setup a club that can use these boats, because they will take better care of the equipment, however they will also rent them out to tourists that can demonstrate they have the ability to sail. This will be done through some sailing school that they will provide.

    The sailing course will include 20 hours with a coach and an exam to obtain a license. The price for this will be U$350

    1 hour of boat time will cost U$25
    Half day will cost U$75
    Full day U$140

    Contact info:
    El Paraíso, del Puerto Asese 1.5 Km. al sur, o al celular 459-4699.

    Also:
    The article mentions they have additional rental boats (no prices were mentioned)
    Hobiecat-14 foot
    3 Gruben boats at 16 feet

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    Marty and I are trying to set up a way to give Isleta tours by ultralight aircraft. It's legally a bit tricky, given the government attitude toward aviation.

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    they both look like a lot of fun, but they appear to have a lot of liability.

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    Come on here, what ever happened to equiptment in good maintainance and the little....USE AT OWN RISK, clause on the contract?......
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Marty and I are trying to set up a way to give Isleta tours by ultralight aircraft. It's legally a bit tricky, given the government attitude toward aviation.
    THIS WOULD BE AWESOME!!! I'VE ONLY GOTTEN AROUND THE ISLETAS BY BOAT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE... MY FAVORITE ISLETA IS THE "ISLETA CORREVIENTO"... I LOVE THE WAY THEY COOK THE FISH THERE! A MUST EVERY TIME I GO TO GRANADA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 frijoles
    they both look like a lot of fun, but they appear to have a lot of liability.
    Mr. Bean, we're talking about Nicaragua. Liability???

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    What a hoot! I would ride that ultralite in a hearbeat!
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Quote Originally Posted by 3 frijoles
    they both look like a lot of fun, but they appear to have a lot of liability.
    Mr. Bean, we're talking about Nicaragua. Liability???
    How about liability of fixing your plane after some crazy guy trys a dog fight and ends up nose diving.

    Those planes arent cheap, haha.

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    What other guy? You can count the number of airworthy small aircraft in Nicaragua on one hand, practically. The ultralight pictured costs around U$30k, because the floats are pricey. Without floats, they're about $16k. I don't know how much a boat costs.

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