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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:05 pm 
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One thing i have noticed with all the older Hobie coments about having troble with raiseing the main. I had some troble too. Just bought a 79 hobie in great shape , but Putting up the main seem to be a issue to when it got to the top of mast. Heres what i found out. The beads were mushroomed and having troble going through the mast head and Sheave , and then troble at the halyard hook. The Halyard line itself was in great shape but the beads had the mushroom thing going on..I think its from years of wear. So i took a file to the mushroom part of the bead on the halyard line. I was careful not to hit my line and damage it. Anyway i also replaced the mast head sheave with a Corian Sheave that i made. With the filing and new Sheave it works like new. As far as the Corian Sheave it works just as good as Factory part. When i made these Sheaves i was very careful to make sure they matched the old ones..If i can help anybody out with getting a new sheave that i make get in touch with me.... :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:43 am 
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I had a good bit of trouble with my 88 (92 Nationals Sails) at first, but now, Once I get up up to the last few inches, a good steady tug and it makes the transition from through the sheaves to the hook with no problems.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:10 pm 
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I think after several times of raking the how your loosens becomes easier to pull through the sheath


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Damn voice translator


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:33 pm 
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What I was trying to say was that after rigging my boat about 12 times now each time the main has gotten easier and easier to set.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:28 am 
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sxrracer wrote:
Damn voice translator


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:00 pm 
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SXR, wouldn't your '88 have come with a comptip and 2-sheave masthead? The OP seems to have an older solid mast, single sheave, with the two beads crimped onto the cable. Different system.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Oops. Missed that tiny bit of info.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:00 pm 
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WEll I was just saying...If you have the older mast head and Sheave there getting old for sure! You can replace the old with a new comp head, but I was just giving people a option! It would cost about hundred dollars or so for a new mast head. I make these Corian sheaves that will last a long time a lot cheaper. If your beads are all screwed up they don't seat all the way to the bottom of the sheave when your raising the sail..causeing it to ride higher in the sheave on the edges. chewing the edge up. at least that's what I have been seeing with older single sheave mast.... 8)


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