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 Post subject: i need direction
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:17 pm 
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Just got my first 17 (no jib). i've always sailed 16's. Question is....in high wind, i'm getting blown about. Hobie only wants to go downwind. not able to get on a beam or a close reach at all.
Can someone please point me in a direction that will allow me to learn how to sail this thing??
thanks so much


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 Post subject: Help
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:22 pm 
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Location: League City, TX
Put travler about 2-4 inches up, depending on wind. Do not try to go about 50-55 degress angle unless it is blowing stink. The boat needs t foot when it is light to medum air. If you more quetions email me or call me after 4pm Sunday.

Doug Snell
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dsnell4 at houston dot rr dot com


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:42 am 
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Location: Campbell, CA
I would also try Matt Millers advice of raking the mast back to the point that the blocks are nearly touching. This should help the boat point.

Dan
2002 H17 S/SE
San Jose, CA


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