old post, but still relevant. I just ordered the spinnaker for my hobie 16.
IT's here - and it's SCAREY.
Someone above said "it's not a big seller so we haven't made instructions?"
I've not ordered one for years (put it off) because it's intimidating. I read about the lack of installation instructions and - WELL THAT WHY ITS NOT A BIG SELLER.
I love hobie products, but their instructions and promo - "SUCKS"
Hobie 16's where EVERYWERE I went in the 70's and early 80's. Now I don't see them anywhere. WHY?
I purchased 3 used boats. (H16's) NOT one of the 3 different people I bought them from knew how to really rig theirs. EACH was rigged differently! And each was wrong I later discovered. I really found no good instructions on rigging and mainly learned it myself through trial and error and luckily each of the 3 boats had at least one little part that was rigged right, so between the correct part on each of the three boat I figured it out.
IF PEOPLE THAT OWN THESE BOATS CAN'T LEARN TO RIG THEM THEY WON'T BE POPULAR.
So 1700.00 for a spinnaker... I finally took the chance. And my dealer said there would be english instructions. (though I heard rumor they would be in French)
SURE NUF - one sheet of french instructions XEROX'ed with MUDDY DARK PICTURES (few like 2?) and the instructions are of little to no help.
WHAT IS IT WITH HOBIE? Does anyone have good photos of a H16 installed spinnaker?
If I had photos I would host a site to share them. I run a server that hosts many websites. Let me help by posting the photos that may be out there to help other hobie folks!Ron@portranet.com