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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:16 pm 
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A friend has a Hobie 16 and has never used his trapeze. He said he would give it to me providing it could be used on my Getaway? Would they be compatible?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Close, but different length wires. The H16 wire is 2 1/8" longer... It will work, but could place the handle a little low. We like the handle at 32" off the rail you trap from for best function getting out and back in. You lift your weight from the handle.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Thanks Matt... Forgot to mention that the Getaway has wings- How would effect the trapeze experience?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:50 pm 
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We don't recommend trap use on the wings due to the possibility they could telescope in while in use... would require another 1-2 feet of shortening if you did try.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:54 pm 
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I understand... Don't want any 'trapeze malfunctions'!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:50 am 
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Bob, go ahead and add the traps. I got a Getaway set when
I got my getaway that has wings and shortened them and
also got the harken adjusters and coated wire rings with handle
to hook into. I like them, work fine, if you are worried about
wings folding in tape the pins holding them in place. i don't
bother. just set everything up the way you want as far as actual
length before cutting wire and recrimping with nicopress sleeves
doug


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