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 Post subject: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:48 pm 
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How do you know when the stoppers on your mast step are worn too much.Hobie use to sell a kit with insert to adjust mast rotation on a 16 ,is that still available ?


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:38 pm 
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Don't think the kit would work on one of the new steps (since '04). I haven't seen any of those wear out.

Usually what wears are the "ears" on the mast base. Only fix for that is to replace it.

Over-rotation will de-power the sail. Mast will bend more.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:20 pm 
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How much wear is too much?

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:28 pm 
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MBounds wrote:
Don't think the kit would work on one of the new steps (since '04)....


With the '04 step, how is mast stepping changed? With my '00 I have to use the H14 hole on the Hobie stepping link, and it's still difficult. The step looks different than on my '78; was there a second change or might I already have the '04 step?

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:41 pm 
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This is an old step:
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(The dolphin striker rod is not in its normal position)
The stops are not badly worn, but you can tell they were carrying a lot of mast rake, since there's a lot of wear on the aft edge.

This is a new step:
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Notice how beefed up the stops are?


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:18 am 
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Here is a pic I took before installing my new mast step.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:47 am 
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Thanks that's a really helpful comparison. It looks like the newer casting is significantly more slanted toward the step hinge. Is that just the way it looks in the picture, or was it changed to accommodate additional mast rake?

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:05 pm 
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GD_NC wrote:
How much wear is too much?


Here is a picture showing that the worn step rotated 60 degrees past center, while the new one was 50 degrees. That 10 degree diff I viewed as too much for effective pointing.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Very interesting. Is the mast base a different part? What year boat was this?

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:19 pm 
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IN the process of replacing mine on my H14 - of course the new one is not drilled - any scientific methods of marking the new holes ? ? ? ?


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Nope. Just don't use the old ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:09 pm 
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i have a new H16 mast step if interested. Sold all my H16s. 1/2 of new plus shipping


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:30 am 
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Bruceway,
Still have it? I'm in need of one. Just bought, thought I was getting a deal, a '78 and getting a "to do" list together.

Need a trampoline too if anyone has a good reasonably priced one.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:53 pm 
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What is the problem with taping up the mast step stops to prevent the stops from wearing,also will reduce mast rotation.Tried it with duck tape and seemed to work,and did not interfere with the mast rotating.


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 Post subject: Re: Mast step
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Replacing my Mast Base.Buddy of mine has an air gun Riveter.Any problems with using this type of Rivit Gun?


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