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 Post subject: Boom Vang
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:58 am 
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Is the H-14 supposed to have a boom vang because it looks like it hooks at the bottom of the mast and goes to the center of the boom. mine doesn not have one, but looks like there is a hook up for it and was wondering if there was supposed to be one


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 Post subject: Boom Vang
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:44 am 
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Boom Vangs are not commonly used, so you can disregard the old fittings.

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 Post subject: Re: Boom Vang
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:34 am 
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mnussbaum wrote:
Is the H-14 supposed to have a boom vang because it looks like it hooks at the bottom of the mast and goes to the center of the boom. mine doesn not have one, but looks like there is a hook up for it and was wondering if there was supposed to be one


Mark
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That hole at the bottom of the mast is actually for stepping the mast.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:24 am 
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I have a boom vang. Its the only way I can make that fat old girl go down wind faster than the other boats.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:27 am 
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So Chris, what do you do about the fat old man that's on the boat? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:35 am 
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I started getting Diet Pepsi every time I order a Large Super Supreme at Pizza Hut. Plus, I've cut down to 1/2 a box a Ho-Ho's per day.
I think that will help.
The old thing, I can't do anything about that. Turn 40 tomorro, on the way to Oklahoma for the race there. What did you do when you hit 60 Matt?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:08 am 
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Where do you attach the boom vang?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:44 am 
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xanderwess wrote:
I started getting Diet Pepsi every time I order a Large Super Supreme at Pizza Hut. Plus, I've cut down to 1/2 a box a Ho-Ho's per day.
I think that will help.
The old thing, I can't do anything about that. Turn 40 tomorro, on the way to Oklahoma for the race there. What did you do when you hit 60 Matt?


You have the same philosophy I do: Diet Coke / Snickers bar offset each other. Also, if nobody sees you eat it, it has no calories.

On the 60 thing, I dunno. Ask me in 14 years.

I was going to OK until I figured out it was 1050 mile drive. Uh, no. I'm saving myself for MadCatter.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:57 am 
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Madcatter will be fun. I am documenting our trip this weekend and hope to put a story together for you for Hotline. We're putting 6 boats on a snowmobile trailer, so it should be fun. Playing golf tomorro in the tornado in OK City with some of the div 14 guys.
14NAs has gotten bigger and bigger every day. We've added 9 Hobie 14s in Div 7 since we announced it. I am hoping we get in the mid 20s in numbers, wouldn't that be a blast??!!
cw


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:07 am 
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Boomvangs and diet pop couldn't help my slow self around the course. I couldn't get my 14 to tack if you would have had a shotgun to my head. I think I unlearned everything I knew before I got my 20. That boat turns on a dime, the 14 does not and I blew EVERY TACK during the entire regatta. I am going to have to practice alot. Once I got turned, up and down I was just as fast, maybe a bit faster than a few boats down, due to the high tech boomvang.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:28 am 
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I'm gonna get mine out for the first time this coming weekend.

I'll have it stashed at the lake apartments I manage all summer long. Everytime I take is out, all I'm going to do is tack, tack, tack, tack.

It's weird that racing the little pigs comes down to who can tack fastest.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:59 am 
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Yea, I was really pissed most of the time. I pointed higher than most everyone too, had clear advantage and rock star runs up to the first turn and the last thing I would hear is Wrinkely laughing hysterically as he went on by. I almost left the little boat in OK city along the road.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:13 am 
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lol. You guys think you have it bad...coming from roll tacking monhulls 4+ days a week to the Hobie 14 is death...I can tack in flat seas all day long, but if its real light air or blowing hard (with 4+ ft seas), backwind it is for me!
Anyway, if I showed up at a regatta without a comptip and a non-legal tiller extension (aluminum, it does the same dang thing) would you protest me out?


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:43 am 
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Depends.....but I know where you can get a really really cheap BRAND NEW COMPTIP. contact me offlist xanderwess@yahoo.com and I'll give you the guys name that has one still in the box for cheap.
I couldn't get the friggin' boat to come around even backwinding it. I don't know what I was doing wrong. I have not had this much trouble getting her to turn since I first got her 5 years ago.


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 Post subject: Tacking
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:02 pm 
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Xanderwess:

When tacking a unit rig, you MUST let out about 2-3 feet on sheet as you go head to wind. When I first got my Hobie 17 I went into irons EVERY time a tried to tack. Try this, you need to let out even more is it is blowing hard. Try this i think it will help.

Doug Snell
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