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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:08 am 
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Even a good photo would give us the info as to the type of pin it was.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:54 pm 
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This has been my solution to the shroud anchor pin issue. I sailed with these pins for most of last year. I drew them up and had a shop machine them from 5/8" diameter 316 stainless rod. While 316 SS does not have as much strength as 17-4PH stainless, there is a lot more beef with these pins. Bending has not been an issue. The threaded section is 3/8"-16 which is the same diameter as the crossbar bolts, as opposed to 5/16"-18 thread which is what the Hobie pins are.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:19 am 
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Those are super nice SRM! Will you be producing enough to offer for sale?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:16 am 
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ncmbm wrote:
Those are super nice SRM! Will you be producing enough to offer for sale?


Thanks. Not sure about selling them at this point. There are some issues. First, I would have some concerns about the liability of selling a piece of standing rigging equipment. If there was a failure of any type, whether it was caused by this part or not, I don't want to be sued. Also, there is an issue with the twist toggle that goes between the anchor pin and the shroud adjuster. The width of the toggles vary and some are too narrow to fit on this pin. The best solution is likely to just remove the toggle all together, use a ten hole shroud adjuster, and make sure the anchor pin is oriented properly. Also the diameter of the hole in the hull needs to be increased very slightly to allow the larger diameter pin to fit. Neither of these are major issues, but you would need to know that the installation may not be as simple as unbolt the old pin and bolt on the new on.
Last is the issue of cost. Depending on volume, there is the possibility that I would have to sell these for considerably more than what the Hobie pins go for. If there was enough interest it may be feasible, but the cost of these two pins was pretty high.

If you're interested, you can contact me privately and maybe we can work something out.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:26 am 
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In addtion to the pins take a look at the anchor reinforcement brackets. Rare problem but as long as you are looking at anchor pins look over the brackets.

At this years H18 National at Mohave one 18 experianced a hull failer. Upon closer inspection but not related to the failer it was noticed that 2 of the 6 reinforcement brackets were cracked.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:04 am 
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srm wrote:
The best solution is likely to just remove the toggle all together, use a ten hole shroud adjuster, and make sure the anchor pin is oriented properly.
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Something else to keep in mind if you are racing, from the HCA rule book:

15.2 Shrouds and forestays shall connect to the
HOBIE CAT CO. supplied shroud adjusters. The
twist toggle shall not be removed and must be
used as supplied.


That being said, I would be interested in purchasing a pair as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:17 pm 
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As a matter of interest,...... What are the pupose of the twist toggles ??

I recently removed mine because the recently fitted rigging was slightly too long and I had to make it all fit.

I ask the "purpose" because the pins are able to rotate and fit the shroud adjusters with side stay.

In my book the twist toggle's use is illogical on the basis that the pin is able to rotatate.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:18 pm 
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richard@pmtsa.co.za wrote:
What are the pupose of the twist toggles ??


They are the universal joint in the connection to assure an even load on the pin. Even if you rotate the pin, they seem to move on their own and the angle changes with mast rake etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Fyi... we have heard a story about, but have not received a claim or samples of a failed "current" anchor pin. Still waiting.

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