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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:14 pm 
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never used a trap before (and still haven't) so i brought my harness last time out and let my 5yr old son hook in to trap/have fun (yes cat was beached and unrigged) while i was busy with other stuff.
i have seen Getaway images/vids with traps running outside and also inside wings. i ran my traps on out side of wings forward of shrouds.
Question(s)...it was kinda of a chore to get my son hooked in due to the wings being in the way. then i decided to try the trap (on the beach still) and...yep... a real PIA.
i guess either simply use(sit) on the wings instead of hiking out and remove traps altogether OR....remove wings then use traps.
opinions??..please.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:18 pm 
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While Hobie advises against traping off the wings, I do. That's me on the trap on my friend's Getaway.
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Have to take up all the slack in the adjustment rope for the dogbone. Be careful on the way in, sometimes it's a rough landing.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:54 pm 
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i must have have been arse-backwards on my reconning...nope...now i'm just plain confused....
i think i had the dogbones out as far as possible to the end of the lines which placed my/son's butts not much higher (off water level) than level with tops of hulls.
iirc the bogbones were at right close to the bottom of trap handles.
if i adjusted the lines/stoppers so that the dogbones hang a foot or so below the handles i think i'm riding even lower though.
maybe the trap lines were for an H16 or something with longer mast?
try again next time.
i bought the boat used with wings and traps.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:03 pm 
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We have the dogbone an inch from the trap wire right by the handle.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:10 am 
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56kz2slow wrote:
We have the dogbone an inch from the trap wire right by the handle.
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This is how mine is set also. You want it as short as possible since you are trapping off the wings with puts your body in a higher position above the water. It is a little awkward with the wings but awesome none the less. My trap wire and bungy run slightly aft of the shrouds and inside the wings. I can imagine how dificult it would be to hook in if they were run outside the wings. I find it easiest to hook in, then step over the wings and trap off the hull first, then step up to the wing.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:18 am 
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It's a lot easier and comfortable to trap without the wings in my opinion. I usually keep the wings in the garage and just use the trapeze. I put the wings on in special ocassions (when taking a bunch of people out)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:10 pm 
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56kz2slow wrote:
We have the dogbone an inch from the trap wire right by the handle.
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yep that's what i did. dogbone close to handle and line stopper close to handle on other side ( i do not have the micro block though).
as short as i can get the trap line my butt/waist is pretty much level with the top of the hulls when i am at full streched out legs. i am wondering if this trap kit was for an H16.
no biggie...i have a Race (professionally modded/rebuilt) SeaSpray to try and learn before my 'family jewels' turn literally into ice. (northwest Canada).
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Paul


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:55 am 
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When not trapping, the dogbone is higher than the wing. When sitting on the wing, I have to raise my but a few millimetres to hook on.

It's possible you have longer trap lines.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:18 am 
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Shorten the trap wires so that the dogbone is in the middle of the adjustable range. Cut of the swagging at the top and re swag. This results in about a one foot reduction. This lets people of various sizes hook in while seated on the bench and then puts them at a more pleasant angle while out on the wire.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:59 pm 
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I used to trap off the wings on my 17. Yep, it's scary, but it'll hold the boat down in anything less than a hurricane!
Haven't trapped out on the Getaway, bought the trap line mostly for the grand kids, since I'm older, slower and more clumsy now. But dayum, trapping out is serious fun!

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