Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:11 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:26 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 8:07 am
Posts: 143
Location: Virginia
Anyone provide thoughts on which size blocks are best for the H16? I have an older boat and am likely to replace the original blocks with lowe profiles. Have also considered the "rework" kit that converts the two block system to a combined system.

As far as off the shelf blocks go, I know that the 3" are more expensive and limit mast rake a bit more than the 2 1/4" due to their larger size. But ostensibly they can use a larger line and the sheets run more easily. Obviously the contrary is true on the smaller size, which I realize is the stock size offered by the factory now.

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 2:50 pm 
Offline
Authorized Hobie Dealer

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 7:35 pm
Posts: 1370
Location: 315 N. Hwy 79 Panama City Beach, FL 32413 850-235-2281
I would go with what the factory is currently running on the boats......I sailed nationals with the new set up and it was very easy to sheet and unsheet. the smaller ones will also give you more mast rake!




Thanks,
Brad Stephens
www.sunjammers.com
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer
Division 15 Chairman
Panama City Beach, FL
brad@sunjammers.com
850-235-2281


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:03 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:57 am
Posts: 14
Location: Mason City, IA
FWIW, I did the "rework". Converted my old 5:1 to 6:1. It wasn't too hard, and I'm pleasantly surprised at the good results.

Obviously it would be better to buy new if you can afford it, but if the budget's tight, don't be afraid to do the conversion. It works.

Mathew


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Smaller is better
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:00 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 9306
Location: Oceanside, California
The question of the line running through the blocks... Use the 2 1/4 blocks and 3/8 line. If you want larger line, you would have to use the bigger blocks, but with 6:1 you don't need 7/16 line any longer. 3/8 is the current standard.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 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