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 Post subject: locking ring main sheet
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:53 pm 
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Just bought 97 H20,

I was not able to release the top locking ring when trying to lower sail.
Knot on ring forward too. Also, correct twisted shackle.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:28 am 
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Use a judicious amount of Sail Lube on the bolt rope. Change the knot to a buntline to reduce the size of the loop.

http://www.realknots.com/knots/hitches.htm#buntline

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:43 am 
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Thank you, I will try buntline and lube.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:36 am 
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The boat needs to be pointed into the wind, downhaul off, boom off, pull the sail all the way up, keep tension on the halyard and rotate the mast to move the hook away from the ring, keep the rotation on and release the halyard, keep the rotation on and pull the tack of the sail down as you allow the rotation back to center. Works every time.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:15 am 
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Nice!! I will try that as well.

Thank you, Have a great day!!


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 Post subject: FAQ
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:11 pm 
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I have a detailed FAQ on sail hoisting in the FAQ section (top topic) of these forums.

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=371

<<...To release... fully release the downhaul and outhaul. Partially feed the sail up the luff track. Hoist with the halyard to the top till it stops, hold... rotate the aft of the mast base to starboard, hold the mast rotated, ease the halyard a few feet before releasing the mast. Lower the sail.>>

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:22 pm 
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This site is great. Not many Hobie 20s in Phoenix. Thank you!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:41 pm 
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If you've got two then that's twice as many as Maui.

Where do you sail in the Phoenix area? I'm there every February to attend the NHRA races at Firebird.

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