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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:53 am 
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Hi All,
I read somewhere that the mainsheet size is 5/16th in or around 8mm.
When I purchased my Hobie it came with 6:1 ratio harken blocks which is wound with 12mm sheet.
Is this correct do you think?
I ask as am looking to replace with a fresh mainsheet.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:27 am 
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The Hobie (USA) catalog says 3/8" (9.5 mm), but I (and many others) have gone down a size to 5/16" (8 mm). It's a little harder on the hands, but runs through the blocks much better. 12 mm is WAY too big!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:38 am 
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Thanks for you rapid reply :-)
Yep, 12 mm no good at all its actually counter productive, sure its easy to hold but it sticks in the blocks.
I am new to sailing and unfortunately I don't have another H16 to compare to, but I was looking at it and it just looks wrong.
Right then off to purchase a new mainsheet any recommendations? (I am based in the UK, mention it as we may have different names or makes of sheet than to that of the US)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Buy a tapered mainsheet
I had one one the H 16 also
And now on the Wildcat even an 4 mm to 8 mm

Verjongde schoot, speciaal voor wedstrijdzeilers.
Verloopt van 6 mm to 9 mm Lengte 16 m.
Voor F18, F20 en Tornado enz.
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http://www.wildthing.nl/onderdelen/onde ... index.html

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:27 am 
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Thanks Johan.
BTW I visited that link and all the images appear to be broken.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:07 am 
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Strange ? i can see everything

I had the same mainsheet on my Tiger and works very well


You can always do an e mail to Wildthing what the shipping costs are ,i don,t thinkit,s in the EU


Or buy some dyneema rope and make one yourself




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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:08 am 
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Fyi... Tapered sheets are not class legal on a Hobie 16.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:06 am 
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For reference, Salsa and Buzzz are very popular over here. I'm currently using Yale Maxibraid Plus and like it a lot. For many years when funds were more scarce, I used New England Sta-Set.....a good all-around line for the price.

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