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 Post subject: Hobie 17 sail
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 2:00 pm 
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Location: Magog Canada
I have a 1988 Hobie 17. The mylar has totally delaminated from the
dacron [?] sail. I'm guessing the mylar is to prevent stretching and
bulging. Four questions:
Am I losing much 'power' beause sail is now porous ?
Can anyone recommend a coating that will help.
What approx. is a new sail worth from Hobie ? From _ _ _?
What is a flat top sail? Is it cure for 17's poor sailing in
small breeze?
OK thats more than 4 questions. Thanks in advance for any help.

Eric K
Since I may never find this web page again, you can send ans. to
ericdavetta@netzero.com


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 Post subject: Toast
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 8:16 pm 
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Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:27 am
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Location: League City, TX
Eric:

Old sail is toast, off to dumpster!!!.

If you want to race class you will have to get a new Hobie sail. BUT how many 17's are there in your area? I have very few except at maybe two regattas. I bought a Pentex squaretop to race Portsmouth and add a Sport jib package and a 190 sq ft Pentex reacher. The squaretop makes a LOT on difference in light air and either of these setups has GREAT Portsmouth ratings. If you have more questions call me.

Doug Snell
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