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 Post subject: New to H17
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:41 am 
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Well, looks like I will soon have another Hobie to add to my Fleet. I expect I will have my H17 in May.

One thing the current owner said that I haven't heard before that I want to pass by you other 17 sailors. Do you have difficulties raising the main when it gets to the comp tip section of the mast? I wonder if this is a common problem or if the Luff on the main is just worn.

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 Post subject: Re: New to H17
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:49 am 
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All models have this "issue", but its more a matter of the sail being 3/4 of the way up... not that it is related to the CompTip. Its due to the luff curve and sometimes battens in a Cat sail.

Read the sail hoist FAQ for best results hoisting sails. Even at a National and Worlds level event I see people struggling for no reason. Its easy when done correctly.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=371

Pay close attention to feeding the sail rather than trying to pull it up into the feeder with the halyard.

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