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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:26 pm 
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I know the SX mast is taller, however I thought it was just a longer comp tip section. Is this true or is the mast below the hounds longer?
Also is the jib larger as well or same size as standard Hobie 18?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:08 pm 
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Everything's bigger!

longer shrouds, extrusion, tip, jib and main I believe. Little fuzzy on the extrusion, but I believe it's bigger too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:13 pm 
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CompTip is the same as the standard 18. The extrusion is longer.

Sails are actually quite similar in total square footage.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:01 am 
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Thanks guys, that helps a lot.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:00 pm 
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Sails are actually quite similar in total square footage.


They may be similar in square footage but you cannot hang an SX Main on a standard mast. You can run a standard main on an SX mast but it will look kind of funny. Batten lengths won't interchange very well. The Jibs are also different sizes and won't interchange.

To start at the beginning the comptips are the same. The bridals, furler and boom are the same. The mast extrusion shape is the same.

Here is how an SX is different.
The extrusion part of the mast is longer.
The diamond wire are longer.
The side shroud are longer
Upper forestay is shorter
Lower forestay is longer
Trap Wires are 5 inches longer
The Jib halyard both rope and wire are longer.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:04 am 
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Aside from the differences in the mast and sails, this guide should give you an idea as to the difference in rigging lengths:

http://www.hcana.hobieclass.com/site/ho ... eGuide.doc

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:53 am 
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Kaos wrote:
Thanks guys, that helps a lot.

Cheers

Also Shroud Cable Lengths are different between 18 and 18SX see parts catalogue

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