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 Post subject: Mast float MIA
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:13 pm 
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:28 am
Posts: 4
Greetings and Merry Christmas all. I am new here and just bought a lightly used 95 Wave. dirt cheap but ready to sail. Only things missing were the main sheet (have a spare off a Hobie 16, no problem there) and the mast float.
Really don't want to bother buying/finding a replacement mast float and was wondering just how important having one is.
I have been sailing for around 18 years now including many afternoon sails on various resort owned Waves. Haven't flipped one yet. Even more time (months) on monohulls.

 Post subject: Re: Mast float MIA
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:34 am 
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:18 am
Posts: 120
Location: San Mateo, CA
The mast float is a safety item and should be on the boat. Even though you have not yet capsized a Wave, chances are that it will happen and at the most inopportune time. I have had my boat go turtle with a float, twice, and it was tough to right. I would imagine that it would go turtle much easier without the float and righting it would be even harder. Of course it's your choice... and I'm sure there are other mast float options. http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=51339

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