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 Post subject: New Jib cleat?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:49 am 
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I just purchased a new fully battened Hobie jib and it does not have the jam cleat like my old jib. Did Hobie forget to add this or do I need to install one myself?

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 Post subject: Re: New Jib cleat?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:28 am 
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Kenny...
I think the new jibs are coming WITHOUT the cleat. New boats are now equipped with jib luff tensioners which tie-off at the jib tack shackle...eliminating the jam cleat on the jib. This is true on the Wild Cat...just not sure about the Tiger.
If you haven't already...install a luff tensioner on your Tiger. Then you can forget about the cleat.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jib cleat?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:43 am 
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Hey John thanks for the reply...Got a chance to race my new STX main and jib...wow quite a difference...I love them. We did a distance race (14) miles and I was 1st to finish ;p. I've seen some pics on how to install a jib luff tensioner, guess I'll give it a try. Anyone with some pics on how to install it would be great. Sent them to my email...tiger1047@gmail.com

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 Post subject: Re: New Jib cleat?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:56 pm 
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Kenny,

Glad your enjoying the new main.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jib cleat?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:10 am 
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Hey anybody know where the pics of the new Tiger jib luff tensioner system are? Please send the link...thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: New Jib cleat?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:31 pm 
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http://www.hobie-cat.net/download/manue ... cat_gb.pdf

page 41 -43 show the jib set up on the wildcat.

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