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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:12 am 
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Hi all,

I`m used to move my old H14 on top of my car (decontructed) And would do so with my H17.
The H17 has some more lenght en weight but with a third roofbar it would stay in the max load on the roof as much weight would be transferred on the rear bar that rests on the towing hook.
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Rest me with only a mast with 8,5 meters.. My H14 has a 2 piece mast, and there are H16 with 2 piece mast also the wave has a standard 2 piece mast.
So I want to cut the mast in two (diagonal like the H14) and insert a aluminium profile witch glued a rivitted on one side. Would this be a constructive problem ?
Most forces go straight down..


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:59 am 
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From a guy who used to put a Hobie 16 on the roof of an Oldsmobile:

This is far too much work - and a 2-piece 17 mast is ridiculous. You're looking at hours of set-up / take down time.

Why not just get a trailer?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:58 am 
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Ours of setup time. good point.

Normaly, my H17 is on shore in a harbour. No need for a (car)trailer.
Once a year in the summer we go on vacation to France and leave the cat om the beach for 2/3 weeks.
No need for a expensive trailer when i`m only making this 12 our journey once a year.

I rmoved the comtip and the mast is only 5,5 meters now. Short enough for on the roof.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:16 am 
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Can you post a pic of the setup?

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:17 am 
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The wife wasn`t convinced..so plan -B
Got this old trailer, with some paint ,extra metal ..
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almost ready..
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