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 Post subject: Wanted 17 sport jib
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:31 pm 
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Just bought a 17 Sport. The jib is completely delaminated. Bright yellow. Impossible to trim into any shape. Right now it's just a pretty sun shade.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted 17 sport jib
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:43 am 
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Location: Tri-Cities, WA
Did they change the design of the Sport Jib? The one that came with my 2000 Sport is made of dacron, there is nothing to delaminate????


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted 17 sport jib
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Mine is the same one you see in the hobie add for the 17 sport. The add with the girl hiking way out on the wing. Well, that bright yellow jib is a laminate just like the main. All the Mylar came off of mine and the Dacron that is left is about a 2oz Dacron. THIN! You can't shape it into anything resembling an airfoil. I am considering replacing both my sails with Dacron. Haven't found anyplace I trust yet though.


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 Post subject: Re: Wanted 17 sport jib
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Yes, I have that AD also. The jib is a bright shinny yellow dacron sail cause it in new, but it is not a laminate, just dacron as is the blue jib on the Sport in front of them. Try Whirlwind http://www.whirlwindsails.com/wordpress/ ask for Chip, they put out a great product and their jib comes with a leech string (not found on the hobie jib).


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