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 Post subject: H18 Jib
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:01 pm 
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Location: Ithaca, NY
Hi everyone,

After sailing for a few years I decide to pick up a Hobie 18 when the opportunity presented itself. I picked up an H18 from a friend of a friend last summer for about $350 from a guy who was just looking to to get rid of it after his kids were grown and out of the house. Deal came with boat, sails, trailer, etc. It needed a little bit of TLC but I knew for that price I could put some money into it. After sailing it a few times the jib gave out along one of the seams (it already had some duct tape over the window).

I sent the jib to a reputable (I believe) sail repair guy in Rochester, NY who said it wasn't worth fixing, so I just asked him to send it back.

I'm looking for some help and recommendations on what to do from here. I really want the sails to match and I like my current design of Cat Fever but I'm not too attached to it. Do I get it fixed? Find a replacement? Ideas on finding another jib?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Evan
Hobie 18- Cat Fever


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 Post subject: Re: H18 Jib
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:04 am 
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Location: Oakland, CA
You options are:
1. Order a custom jib from Hobie, but they won't be able to match the old pattern. Hobie currently has the color yellow in their loft.

2. Order a new jib from another sail maker, but they, too, won't be able to match the original pattern.

3. Hunt for a used replacement, but that will take time and luck to find the right pattern.

Hobie will be more expensive but the quality and cut will be tough to beat.


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 Post subject: Re: H18 Jib
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:26 am 
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order any new sail main or jib from Whirlwind sails in California. My new main is perfect!


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