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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:34 am 
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Just sailed my 1981 Hobbie 16 for the first time. The tiller extension handle get int the way of the main sheet block (cleat) when coming about. is this normal or do I have something rigged wrong? thanx-----Howard


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:58 pm 
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It is normal. You will get used to flipping it back and around the block as you come about. Sometimes I just let it drag in the water until I get to the other side.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:51 am 
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Thank you "hrtsailor", that's very helpful!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:17 am 
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Just throw it overboard and pick it back up after you cross under the boom. Be advised if your sailing shallow water and blow your tack it can get stuck in the sand and possibly break.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:28 am 
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I appreciate the help with my tiller issue. Surprised they made it this way but then I'm new to Hobbie's.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:40 am 
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There really is no other way to arrange the tiller. If you brought it in front of the main blocks, then the tiller extension would hit the mast (and crew) when you tacked because you would have to swing it forward. This is the same tiller & mainsheet arrangement used on just about 100% of all beach cats.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:27 pm 
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I have been surprised by this also. I moved up from a Bravo, which does not have this issue and was startled by the blocks knocking the handle out of my hand when the boom came over while jibing. So...you are supposed to just hang onto the tiller crossbar while changing directions?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:41 pm 
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KarlR wrote:
So...you are supposed to just hang onto the tiller crossbar while changing directions?


That's what I do. Works great.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:30 am 
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exodus27 wrote:
Surprised they made it this way but then I'm new to Hobbie's.


It's a common beach cat "problem"... Just takes getting used to. Once you have the hang of it, it will be second nature. :D

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