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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Hello Folks,

Purchased some 8mm braid on braid sheets to replace over-sized old warn sheets but am finding that the the sheets are popping out of the traveler cam and the jibsheet clams on their own accord.

The only way I could manage to keep the main traveler cleated was by using a foot to stamp on the clam so as to encourage it to lock / cleat tightly but even by doing so it eventually releases the sheet. This method is not pratical for the jib clams as they are over on the opposite side of the boat.

Anyone else experienced similar issues?
Any ideas how to resolve?


PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:58 am 
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To start the main and jibs lines are different.
Hobie line guide says:
Mainsheet Line (6:1) 3/8" Spun Braid x 44' 1 ea.
Jibsheet Line 5/16" Spun Braid x 32' 1 ea.

So 8mm is fine for your jib but you need roughly 9.5mm line for your main. Still 8mm should grab just fine on your main blocks so its strange that your lines are just popping out. Are your cams actually working freely? I always wash/clean mine after use and lube regularly to keep the springs tight. If they are super old perhaps they need replacing as the teeth have worn down causing them not to grab your lines or the springs have had it and aren't pushing enough force to grab the line.

2007 H16 - 'Slingshot' 110009/110678

PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:46 am 
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It sounds like your cleats need cleaned and lubed.

What sort of cleats and what kind of new line are we talking about?

Do you maybe have a picture?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:45 pm 
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The type of line may be causing it to slip too. Is it stiff and or shiny? Sheets are usually fuzzy which grips well in hands and cleats.

Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA

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