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 Post subject: New Sails
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:26 am 
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I'm planning to get a new set of sails for my H17Sport and have been looking at a Whirlwind Super R Square top. Does anyone have experence with this sail? If yes, please elaborate and point me to what type of battens were used. Conversly, what other main sails are out there for the H17Sport. Thanks


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 Post subject: Squaretop
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:19 pm 
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Fastcat:

I have a main kind of like that, that was cut by Sabre.

http://www.thebeachcats.com/modules.php ... _album.php

Bob Curry suggested the battens on the top of the first page. Just take to top one out and put in second pocket when not in use, so you won't break or loose it.

http://www.murrays.com/archive/38-39.pdf

Doug


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:03 am 
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Hobie 17 sails:
http://www.hobiecat.com/sailing/part_sails.html

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 Post subject: smoke
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:50 pm 
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The smoke main from Hobie looks pretty cool. Your local dealer will have the battens you need.

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 Post subject: Get a Sqauretop
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 6:57 pm 
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Fastcat:

Get a Squaretop. Believe me, I also have bought a new Hobie sail 6 years agao and there is a BIG difference. Especilally downwind as noted.

Doug Snell
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:00 am 
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There is a guy (Tom) currently advertising several H17 sails For Sale on the beachcats.com. He was an avid Hobie 17 sailor, before he went to the 'dark side'. Maybe check there!


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 Post subject: guy named tom
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:07 pm 
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The guy named Tom will not answer my e-mails. I have e-mailed him in response to the tramp. I put my foot through mine last month.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:22 pm 
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I've got a used hobie 17 tramp if you are interested. Give me a call: (919)-302-0880 to discuss.

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 Post subject: New Sails
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:03 am 
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Guys:

You eve get new sails? Hope you have a safe and Happy New Year.

Doug and Ashleigh Snell


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:24 pm 
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Haven't got them yet, but I've been talking to Chip at Whirlwind and likely will go with their Super R Square top. :P


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:55 am 
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I just got back from vacation where I did not have email. I will call you about the tramp.

Thanks :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:21 pm 
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Well I did it. I placed an order for a silver/grey (w/red trim) Pentex square top main and a red standard jib. (Sorry Doug, but in the conditions I sail, the extra size afforded by one like you use would require me to keep it roled up most of the time. Plus, I like the lack of clutter sheeting from the front crossbeam provides). My factory main is starting to delaminate and since Hobie won't update to new materials and sail shapes, I had to go to aftermarket, sorry Hobie. I did the same for my wing seats (with reinforcement around the tubing, no more wear throughs), sorry Hobie. And my new 8:1 down haul, sorry Hobie. But if Hobie is not willing to up-date the 'Sport' others are more than happy to, sorry Hobie. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:08 pm 
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Let us see photos wen you get it. You will love the squaetop..

Doug


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 Post subject: question for fastcat
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:07 am 
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Good morning-

I also need to replace wing-seats. where did you you get yours please? I think I am going to follow your lead on getting a new main also. Any advice or suggestions? Thanx! 8)
- Stephen


PS I feel your frustration with Hobie. I love the company and the history, but at some point, perhaps in the past, they need to move to the future. A lot of upgrades that we buy aftermarket should be standard at no extra cost.

READER CAUTION: Rant to follow - please ignore -more or less off subject :) Like Detroit and it's cars. When the Japanese companies came in with feature loaded cars, serious and lengthy warranties, and almost nothing extra to buy, American manufacturers continued to sleep at the switch. I bought a Jap car in 86, and paid nothing for alloy wheels, sunroof, dark glass, premium sound system etc- there was nothing to upgrade to ! If I bought a similar priced American car, I swear, the tires and steering wheel were extra!! GM still had over 60% of the car market then. Now Toyota has 47% and GM has 25%. All I can say is that it is probably a good thing for Hobie that the Asian market has not started making a competitive cat. :shock: No offense guys. I have already stated my case for Hobie to become the new "Henry Ford" of catamarans in another forum :roll:

Oh yeah, Happy New Year!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Doug - I'll take pictures when I get them and am back out on the water, late March/early April. 8)

Widerisbetter - I got the wing seat mesh through Murrays. They are similar to the stock seats except the areas around the top of the inboard tubing has an added layer of solid vinyl and should help prevent hiking stick wear-through. I'll have to hold on sail suggestions till I have a chance to try out my new set.:D


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