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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:38 am 
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Any idea what the weight of just one hull is on the H-17, no wing, just the hull with 2 little rudder gudgeons and the port hatch screwed on? Then how much weight do the usual crossbar and wing-hole strengthening upgrades add?

PS: Also, as far as sail #'s, aren't they well over 8,000 on the H-17?


Starting to think I could right an H-18, with a mast bob and a righting pole gizmo.

(Note to self: stop making fun of mast bobs, just because they look like little zeppelins up there, and give a toy-like appearance to the cat... just paint an angry shark mouth on it... lol.)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:18 am 
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Baby Bob is nice, but he righting pole like the one Rick White makes won't work on a Hobie 17. I have tried and the tramp is to low. You will have to go with either shroud extenders or a righting bag system. Some people just carry a trash bag.

Doug Snell
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Soon to be Nacra A2
www.tcdyc.com


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:50 pm 
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The 17 hulls weigh about 80 - 90 lbs each.

As far as I know, there were no crossbar / wing tube reinforcing kits made for the 17 (unlike the 18 ). Hobie Cat got it right the first time on the 17. The 17's crossbars attach in a fundamentally different way than any other Hobie - with only 4 bolts.

The highest sail number at the 17 North Americans last year was 6527.


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