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 Post subject: H14 Turbo Jib
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:35 am 
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I'm considering buying a H14 Turbo. I would like to leave it on the beach all summer. Rather than to use a snorkel to protect the jib, is the jib easily removed like the H16?

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 Post subject: Re: H14 Turbo Jib
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:54 am 
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The jib is also the forestay on a Turbo. Removing it drops the mast. A snorkel is pretty simple to use. I wouldn't leave the jib on without it. I've seen several Turbo jibs shredded on the beach by wind storms after the furler line shakes loose from its rinky dink little cleat.


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 Post subject: Re: H14 Turbo Jib
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:33 am 
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I always tie off the furler line, even for a short stint on the beach! Nonetheless, a snorkel's easy to use and also protects the exposed portion of the sail from fading and UV degradation.


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 Post subject: Re: H14 Turbo Jib
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:23 pm 
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I use a small bungee cord to keep the jib tightly furled while on the beach. It's not as good as covering or lowering it, but it's quick.

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 Post subject: Re: H14 Turbo Jib
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:14 am 
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Over the winter I converted my H14 to a Turbo, but I rigged mine as a "Mini 16". It has no roller furler and utilizes a separate forestay and jib halyard system like an older (pre-Aussie halyard) Hobie 16. It works great and allows me to remove the jib when I'm not sailing. Here's a link to how it's done: http://midwestsailing-teh.blogspot.com/ ... erger.html. I modified some of the measurements on the rigging based on my own second guessing, but it works great. If you send me a private message with your email address, I can send you the rigging measurements that I used. My motivation for going with the Mini 16 rig was that I didn't want to leave my jib up all season either. My boat is stored mast-up. Even Hobie tells you in their catalog that the jib snorkel is not intended to be a permanent storage solution.

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 Post subject: Re: H14 Turbo Jib
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:00 pm 
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The 14's pretty easy to step the mast! I store mine short term with the mast up and snorkel on. Longer, I put the mast down. I don't race very often, but still wanted to keep her pretty much stock.

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