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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:06 pm 
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Does anyone know the differences between the Spinnaker Pole and Hardware kit for a Hobie 18sx and Hobie Miracle 20?
I am looking for a Hobie 18sx spinnaker setup. I found a Hobie 20 spinnaker pole and hardware kit, but am not sure I can use it on my 18sx. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:17 pm 
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If it's a Hobie kit then I think the spin pole is a 2 piece aluminum number that is the same for both boats (correct me if I'm wrong Matt). The Hobie instructions for rigging a chute on an 18SX call for chopping the pole down to 8.5'. There is no class rule says you have to do this and I would cut it to 12.5' (at 8.5 the slot is way too small for the chute to breath).

The wire pole stays in the kit would likely be different - but I rigged mine with vectran. The sheet and halyard lengths will be slightly different.

With hindsight I wish I hadn't bought a rigging kit - I'd have been better off just getting a pole and rigging it myself. For example, Harken ratchematic blocks are great for running a spin sheet, but you'll not get these in a kit. Spinlocks are great for spin halyards - but kits come with the standard swivel cleat.

Chris.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:18 pm 
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The two kits are virtually the same.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:52 pm 
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Chris and mmiller,
Thanks for the information.

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Keith


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