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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:49 pm 
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Alot of retailers sell 1/8" and 5/32" shrouds and forestays, I need
new:
bridle wires
forestay, upper forestay
shrouds
and trapeeze wires

what do you think the best sizes are and why?
and remember Im a college student, thus im broke...


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 Post subject: Standard Wires
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:57 pm 
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Standard wires for the 16 are 1/8"

The 5/16" is more oriented to commercial use (boat rental).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:00 pm 
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This is what Hobie is using http://static.hobiecat.com/2010_archive/support/pdfs/WireGuide.pdf
I've always gone with there recommendation. You can replace all of the wires,, single trap and jib halyard for $181.70


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Not to diss the Hobie Dealers with aftermarket stuff, but if you are REALLY poor, try saltydogmarine.com and get the set of riggings with double trap in the appropriate wire size for $167 plus shipping.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:33 pm 
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I saw you mentioned a bridle. I want to launch my hobie of a jib crane at my marina but the arm isnt long enough to reach a 16s 8 ft beam and the 4 ft dock. Any suggestions???

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 Post subject: How long is the arm?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:13 pm 
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How long is the arm?

Figure the dock plus half of the boat width. 8 feet total. If the arm is shorter than that, you could lower the boat and have one hull on the dock if it isn't real high off the water. Not going to hurt the boat to be "flying" a hull on the dock. You could then just slide it in from there.

A hoist bridle can be as simple as 4 lines to the pylon posts. Two short ones up front and longer ones in the back. The hoist point will be just aft of the mast. So the longer/aft lines have to reach forward to that point.

Bowline around each post and a bowline on the hoist hook ends. You can connect all to the hook, or add an additional large shackle or loop to connect all four lines for a single line connection to the hoist hook.

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I never thought to place it on the dock and slide it in, thanks. Im worried that it will scratch the boat though. any more suggestions???

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Depends what the dock is made out of. A lot of newer docks are like some kind of PVC plastic, and the H16 slides really easily on that. Wood would probably be a bit tougher. If it's a metal dock I'd think twice about it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:24 pm 
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The dock is wood. Now I've seen alot but I have never seen a PVC dock that sounds really cool. All the docks in my marina are metal and all the costumars are complaining that they get to hot. PVC would solve that. However the docks at the marina the 16 will live at are wood. PVC would also get rid of splinters for them. I wil be sure to mention that to the managers. Now back to the topic at hand, I think a piece of carpet would do the trick.

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