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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:22 pm 
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Anyone have tips for a comfortable diameter main sheet? I just bought a new main sheet through the Hobie catalog and it feels narrow in my hand. I swear the old one was a larger diameter.


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 Post subject: Sheet Dia
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:47 pm 
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Years ago I went from the 7/16 (stock) to 3/8" dia mainsheet. It runs better through the blocks. If you wear gloves it won't matter if you go down one diameter.
I'm trying that with all my lines when I am replacing them..


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:03 am 
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I swear the old one was a larger diameter.


Old sheets will develop a lot of fuzz over time and seem bigger compared to new of the same size. Staying with old original larger sizes used to be refered to as going "arthritic", only for the old guys who had lost their grip strength. IMO I think it's a wive's tale. I'm 48 and just upgraded to 3/8" and have no problems. Were going to go with 5/16" diameter on the 16 next year.

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 Post subject: Line Sizes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:40 pm 
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John, Thanks for the info on the line sizes. Us old guys (I'm 46) should get together at some type of "Old Goats" cruise somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Line Sizes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:32 pm 
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DVL wrote:
Us old guys (I'm 46)
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I'm 48


You know, when I bought my Hobie just this year (after not owning one since the 80's) my thoughts were, "I'm not 50 yet so maybe if I haven't forgotten too much, and with a couple of years of practice, I could possibly compete in some seniors' event".

Suprise :shock: at 45 a Hobie sailor is eligible for Masters competition?

There goes that plan.

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 Post subject: Masters?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:00 pm 
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Wow, I am "OLD" as my daughters frequently tell me. I guess I will have to fix the bottoms, & get new sails so I'm competitive as a "master".

Bag it, I need to save for there college education so there not a burden on me the rest of my life, only 11 more years to go before there in & out of college.

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