Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri May 27, 2016 2:03 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:59 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:44 pm
Posts: 12
I would appreciate it greatly if someone with the stock Hobie spinnaker could post the dimensions of this sail eg. luff leach foot measurements.

Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:33 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:44 pm
Posts: 12
So no one can help on the dimensions?
Has anyone converted the stock spinnaker to roller reefing?
This was the reason for the original dimensions question to determine if possible.

Anyone?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:18 am
Posts: 99
Location: San Mateo, CA
luff: 189"
leach: 154"
foot:107"

Roller reefing. I like the idea.
I recently had a sail maker add dousing patches to my spinnaker and I am currently trying to make a end or mid pole snuffer ring and sock. I only had one yard of Pfifertex and it was not enough to pull the entire sail into the sock and my sewing skills need some work!
Keep us posted if you make yours into a roller reefer.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:43 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:44 pm
Posts: 12
Thanks for that. That is absolutely brilliant.
I actually don't have a stock spinnaker, it was suggested to me that to make it roller furling it might need to be reshaped slightly but we couldn't find anything on the dimensions or cut of the real Hobie sail. I will take your information to my sail maker and I will let you know how it works out.
Thanks again. :P


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:02 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 10850
Location: Oceanside, California
You will need a rigid luff wire to force the luff to rotate with the furler drum... to furl the sail. Will take a lot of drum revolutions to wind up that thin material. Not "reefable". Will not stay furled under load.

All stuff we learned with the 21SC furling jennaker.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:10 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:44 pm
Posts: 12
Thanks Matt,

The sail maker thought a luff wire might be required ...so that feedback is much appreciated.
Yes I know it will only even be fully furled or full out so apology for using the word "reefable". By releasing halyard tension some once deployed, it should be reasonable on a deep run; but obviously tension will need to be re-established before furling.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:30 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:44 pm
Posts: 12
My sail maker thinks the stock spinnaker may work well with a top down furler system. Refer:
http://www.ronstan.us/images/Furler_systems_diag3.jpg
for an example.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:38 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:14 am
Posts: 90
Location: Minneapolis (Apple Valley), Minnesota
Cdock, looks like you are trying to mimic Rick White's hooter system but trying to use a modified spinnaker. You are better off instead of cobbling up a bunch a parts and trying to (MAYBE) save a few dollars to look at the hooter system. The following link http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=42131&hilit=rick+white+hooter is to a discussion of Wave owners and installing the hooter system. Just my two cents...been there done that on trying to save a few $$

_________________
2001 H18 w/SX wings & spinnaker #16740 (purchased new)
1989 H18 w/SX wings #14565 (purchased new, sold 2000)
Would buy another if Hobie would build it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:54 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:44 pm
Posts: 12
Hear what your saying...but the hooter price once landed were I live is a not an option. If I was in the US yes, but after paying freight and imports I can afford to have at least 5 sails made locally for less money of the hooter system! :


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:06 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:14 am
Posts: 90
Location: Minneapolis (Apple Valley), Minnesota
Then I would contact one of the Wave forum members and see if he can provide the install directions and hardware specs so you can assemble your own at your location

_________________
2001 H18 w/SX wings & spinnaker #16740 (purchased new)
1989 H18 w/SX wings #14565 (purchased new, sold 2000)
Would buy another if Hobie would build it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] 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