Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:32 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Spinnaker?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:56 am
Posts: 4
Location: Loganville, GA
Anyone put an asymmetric 'chute on an H16? Worth it? Would it even be manageable with that much sail and a 350lb beachcat? I'm sailing on a lake with notoriously light winds.

_________________
'68 O'Day Widgeon
'82 Hobie 16
'82 Siren 17
'81 Catalina 22


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:50 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:16 am
Posts: 62
I think it would be great to try with a snuffer tube. I've always wanted to do it but have had trouble finding much info about it. Seems pretty pricey too but man, what a kick it woudl be!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:17 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:36 pm
Posts: 302
Location: San Diego, CA
What would be cool is if we could get a legal 16Spi class here in the US. I would definately buy one then.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:28 pm 
Offline
Hobie Approved Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:11 pm
Posts: 4580
Location: Detroit, MI
Hobie Europe sells a spinnaker kit for the 16 that is used for one-design youth events only - most notably the ISAF World Youth Games.

Image

It's very pricey ($1,500+)

The Hobie Class Association in North America is vehemently opposed to introducing it as a one-deisgn racing class in the US for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it would split the existing Hobie 16 class in two, further diluting fleet sizes at regattas.

Think of past history:

Hobie 14 > 14 Turbo
Hobie 18 > 18 Magnum > 18 SX > 18 Formula
Hobie 17 > 17 Sport

With the exception of the 17 (which never allowed a 17 Sport racing class), all of these derivative classes have failed.

The Hobie 16 is the most active, most competitive one-design catamaran class in the world. You want a spinnaker to race one-design? Get a Tiger or a Dragoon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:16 am
Posts: 62
A Tiger would be sweet, but it's all about modding your 16!

G


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Spinnaker kit
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:58 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 8901
Location: Oceanside, California
The euro spinnaker kit for the 16 including the snuffer is in the 2005 Hobie Parts catalog. Page 23...

http://static.hobiecat.com/2010_archive/support/pdfs/22_25.pdf

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:05 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:36 pm
Posts: 302
Location: San Diego, CA
I still think having a spinnaker class for the 16 would be cool!

Further dilute the 16 class? I doubt it!, in fact it might even keep 16 racers from moving to more high performance designs, and while we are on the topic of youth sailing.. I would had allways wished when I was in Junior sailinng that there was a multi hull option for me.

However I do not know of ANY youth multihull lacing fleet's / racing classes in southern california.. At least not in the California Yacht Clubs.

The fleet's are primarilly made up of Sabots, Lasers, CFJ's, and now at least the San Diego Yacht Club has 420's...

If I had the opportunity to have grown up on a Wave instead of a Sabot or Laser, my childhood would have been perfect, and a Hobie 16SPI Youth fleet would have been the bomb!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 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