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 Post subject: any websites on rigging?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:34 pm 
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The hobie PDF is so dark i cant tell what the heck is going on, and im not very smart, so....

Is there any other sites out there with a little bit more hi-res images?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:19 pm 
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What specific questions do you have?

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 Post subject: Hobie Rigging
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:37 pm 
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Google search in your geographic area for sailing clubs. Try your local sailing areas. Go out and find other Hobie Sailors. For the price of a smile, most Hobie sailors will OVERWHELM you with advice. For a beer or two, they might invite you to go sailing with them. Life could be worse.
Start with the teflon chip under the casting at the bottom of the mast, the raising of the mast, then the shrouds, then the forestay, then the adjustments.
The rigging is interesting in that:
A: You are dealing with a sailing craft that has an extremely high power (sail-size) -to-weight ratio. This translates into stresses that can only be managed by clever engineering and proven rigging. Learn your rigging from someone who knows what they are doing. Out on the water is no place to learn, and do I have stories for you!
B: Sheets are generally double function with no loose ends.
JaimeZX (He who knows so much) and others can offer more specifics, but the best training is 'hands on.'
Email me if you want specifics on H16 or H18 - lunnjohn@magma.ca

Check us out at www.kanatasailing.com


Good winds and fair sailing.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Rigging
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:54 pm 
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John Lunn C A wrote:
JaimeZX (He who knows so much) and others can offer more specifics, but the best training is 'hands on.'


Egad. LOL People are starting to confuse my level of forum participation with knowledge. I just have a decent memory for the answers to frequently asked questions and since I have no life I respond faster than most people.

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