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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:39 am 
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I just purchased a set of H16 sails from a guy in Florida who never put the sails up the mast. Sail # is 114xxx, so I know they he had them on hand for a couple years. His hulls delaminated before he ever got to use the sails. I ran the sails up my mast last weekend and noticed that a couple of the batten luff caps were sticking out kind of funny. Pulled the sail down and found at least 3 caps were split. Never had a problem like this in the past 22 years of sailing Hobies with new and old sails. What gives?


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 12:16 pm 
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It happens from time to time. There was also apparently a batch of luff protectors from a few years ago that were made using an inferior plastic and were prone to breaking.

Hobie sells replacement parts and replacing these isn't too difficult. This thread may be helpful...

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=45176&p=192138&hilit=luff#p192138

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