Im a Swede with a 1987 HC17 LE Turbo (as they where called i Europe, with alu-mast, furled jib, and boom). I have had thoughts of getting a genaker (spinaker) just like the Tiger and I became very curious when I read your message. How did this turn out for you? Did you get a spinaker or did you go for a Reacher (do not fully understand the difference)?
Best Regards Hans
Torben H17 wrote:
I want to outfit my Hobie 17SE (1993) with at spinnaker (an old tiger-spinnaker). Most of the spinnaker-kit will be outfitted like the Hobie 16. I donâ€™t have a jib, only the original forestay/bridle. Iâ€™m planning to connect the spinnaker-pole to the two bridle bearings (bridle adjuster) on the hulls, and a small V-line to the forestay/bridle, to keep the pole lifted.
Is the windward hull strong enough to take the main-load from the pole/spinnaker tack?
Can I damage the hull before capsizing?