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 Post subject: H20 Comp-tip repair?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:34 pm 
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Sailing buddies were supposed to take us out this last summer on their H20. Their excuse was that there is a vertical crack in their comp-tip. I offered to poll the Forum for advice. Have no idea how big/small.

Is this repairable? With bi-directional fibreglass? Or should they replace?

Now when it gets really cold, maybe we can do some serious ice sailing.

Happy Holidays to all.

1989 Hobie SX18 Sail # 1947 "In Theory..."
'Only two things are infinite, the universe, and human stupidity. But I'm not sure about the former.'

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:20 pm 
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I'd say replace it if its any size at all. When you downhaul the sail it puts a lot of bend on the mast and comptip.

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 Post subject: Crack?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:20 am 
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Vertical crack? Where?

Maybe it is just the plastic (replaceable) track. I have not seen a vertical crack in a CompTip as far as I recall.

Matt Miller
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:30 pm 
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John, I had a vertical crack in my H-18 comptip. It was the along the seam in the front of the mast only in the outer plastic. I took of the top cap & removed the plug. Open the crack a little with a Dremel tool & mix epoxy & color it black. Have someone hold a vaccuum to the end & pour some epoxy in, it will just suck in. Add some filler to thicken & fill the crack with out the vaccuum. let dry, sand, replace plug & cap & try it. Mine has held up in a race where the wind gusts were 40+

DVL 1989 H-18 Worlds Boat, Magnum Wings & Spinnaker


 Post subject: Comp-tip.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:49 pm 
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Location: St.Augustine,Florida
I would try it to repair for sure. When I bought my H 20 about 6 month ago , everything was in great shape exept Comp-tip was broken in half. I was able to repair that and you can't even tell where repair was. You can defenetly repair crack. Arnis

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