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 Post subject: Hobie Wildcat Main
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:40 am 
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Going back to January 2012 when they were proposing 12:1 mainsheet and longer daggerboards they also mentioned making the main fuller and still being in the class rules.
I have not seen anything since. Does anyone know what happened re this?
Did they allow it? Did it actually improve anything?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Wildcat Main
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:55 am 
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http://www.hobieclass.com/site/hobie/ih ... mments.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Wildcat Main
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:00 am 
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Current Wild Cat mainsails are slightly fuller and have been this way since about sail # 400

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Wildcat Main
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:58 am 
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Hmm! Mine is 319. Does anyone know if it has any significant effect on performance?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Wildcat Main
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:03 pm 
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The main difference is in that marginal trapping conditions where you're just about to get on the trap - it gets the hull up slightly easier - but in super light - or full trap conditions there's little to no benefit.

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