Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:28 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:01 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:48 am
Posts: 2
Is it possible to raise the mast and rig a Getaway while on the water? I am looking to sail on a lake and would need to pass under a bridge. If it is possible, can one person do it or are two needed?

I noticed that there is an optional motor bracket for this boat. This is good because I would need power to get through the channel. Is there a place for a battery or fuel can?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Chad


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Mast on the water?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:54 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 9019
Location: Oceanside, California
Raising the mast on the water would be VERY tricky, but may be possible. I would not advise it. There is no current system to do that.

There is a "Cheata" motor bracket in the catalog to fit the Getaway, but there is nothing for batteries.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:16 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:48 am
Posts: 2
Matt, would it be easier to raise the mast from the water on a Hobie 16 or 20? Or is this something I should avoid altogether.

Chad


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Mast stepping on water
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:47 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 9019
Location: Oceanside, California
I would avoid it. The only boat we have set up that would allow it would the the 21 Sport cruiser. It had a pole stepping system that is independant from land or trailer.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:43 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:38 am
Posts: 12
Location: Philadelphia area
I'd recommend going under the bridge and finding a beach on the other side to step the mast. You could step a mast by yourself if you rig some lines to hold the mast in place while you pin and tension the rig, but 2 people would definitely make it easier. You run the risk of damaging your rig if it get's away from you. Be Safe! :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Motor on the Getaway
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:48 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:38 am
Posts: 12
Location: Philadelphia area
On the motor issue. I have a Gamefisher 3hp aircooled 2 stroke motor. It's perfect on the Cheata mount. It only weighs 25lbs, easy to mount and maintain. Look for them on Ebay. Another name for them is Tanka motors. You can still get parts for them from Tanka too. I found mine on Ebay for under $300 shipped to my house. Motor only has 10hrs on it, great shape. Take your time and find a good one.

Good Luck. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: pdwire and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group