Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:06 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:53 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 8:03 pm
Posts: 57
I'm not sure the terms here, but my second hobie has 4 cleeted rollers on the front crossbeam. I was told that this is an aftermarket system for bring the jib in closer to the mast or father out to the side of the hulls while sailing... the problem is I have no idea how to rig it... There are these little rollers in the very front corners on both sides, and then there is the sheet block on a sliding rail, then about 3 inches from the mast is yet another set of sheet locks... any idea on how to rig this? also the sheet lock on the guide rails on the front dont have a way of locking into place.. i think they tie into the other sheet locks... HELP!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:13 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 1:49 pm
Posts: 110
Location: Jamestown, RI
The rig you are refering to is called a Barber Hauler system. It's used to control the slot between the Main and Jib. It works the same as a jib traveller, except that it can be adjusted on the fly. As for rigging, I couldn't really say. I have barber haulers on my keel boat, but not on my hobie. Maybe someone else could elaborate.

_________________
Marcus
H16
Narragansett Bay, RI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:25 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 8:03 pm
Posts: 57
Well thats a start.. now I need to google it... maybe I will find out how... If anybody else knows how... or knows of a place with an illustration please let me know!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:48 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 8:07 am
Posts: 143
Location: Virginia
Hey there,

I think you are referring to a Jib Trim kit, which is now standard on all Hobie 16s. Look in the Hobie Catalog on page 34. Online, you can see it at http://www.hobiecat.com/support/pdfs/34_35.pdf

This also gives some indication of how the line is set up. Basically, there is an added line which is tied to pull the jib cleats outboard. A length of shock cord between the two jib cars will help bring them back to the center again when the line is uncleated.

Hope that helps!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:05 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 8:07 am
Posts: 143
Location: Virginia
Hey,

Another picture of it can be found at Murrays catalog. http://www.murrays.com/archive/29.pdf There are different variations and block styles (as you can see), but the operation is basically the same.

...and yes, they do move the Jib inboard or outboard to close or open the slot between the main and the jib. This adjustment helps keep air accelerating across the back side of the main, creating more lift for the sail.

To use them, the jib traveller setting (the car in the track) should be approximately the same distance out (percentage wise) as the main traveller. Technically, every time you adjust the main traveller (usually on a tack or if you trying to power up or power down), you should adjust the jib traveller.

One tip : Never have the jib in MORE than the main, this closes the slot between the main and the jib, inhibits airflow behind the main. Result - you slow down. So if you are sailing solo or don't want to mess with it, keep it outboard, then just set it and forget it!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group