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 Post subject: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:47 am 
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My old boat would never be competitive, but if I decided to enter a race for fun, I would like to know my modifications are legal. Where can I find a set of the rules I need to abide by?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:45 pm 
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HCANA 2013-2016 CLASS RULES
Probably more information than you wanted...

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Found here..


http://www.hobieclass.com/site/hobie/ih ... 010413.pdf

http://www.hobieclass.com/default.asp?P ... s/10773/0/




Before I worried about it to much... Check with the local fleet you plan on racing with, they will be happy to here from you and eager to help. If your boat isn't carrying Hobie sails, you pop a chute (assuming USA).... something like that, you might be protested at a Hobie sanctioned event. I don't know if I would sweat the small stuff though, there are lots of different possibilities for exceptions. Most fleets want boats on the line, and will work hard for you to make it happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:08 pm 
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I'm wondering about things like my rigged downhaul, reconfigured low-pro 5:1 sea ways, rewelded pylons, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Its probably all in there in some way or another. Sounds like you may have some specific questions that you may need to ask the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:05 pm 
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6:1 blocks are fine.. even if you built them yourself. 5:1 is fine also...


Quote:
16.4
Main, boom and jib sheet blocks of different de-sign or make may be used provided the pu
r-chase advantage remains equal to or less than
7:1 on the mainsheet system and 3:1 on the jib
sheet system unless specified otherwise in ind
i-vidual boat class rules.



The downhaul can't be more than 6:1... the cleat must be on the lower block and fixed so it can't be adjusted from the wire.

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All downhaul systems allowed prior to the u
p-
grade effective April 1st 2005 will rem
ain class
legal.
a)
The upgraded downhaul system shall be as
supplied by HOBIE CAT CO and shall not
exceed 6:1 purchase.
The system shall not
be reversed and must be used with the cleat
at the lower end of the system.
b)
Blocks and cleats on the upgrade
d system
may be replaced with similar types provided
the custom attachments to the mast base
and gooseneck supplied by HOBIE CAT CO
are used.


IHCA Rule Book 2013
-
2016 rev. 130104
Page
20
c)
Swivel cam cleats are not allowed. The u
p-
graded downhaul design has some limited
movement from side to side. A
ny replac
e-
ment cams may not exceed the side to side
movement of the HOBIE CAT CO supplied
system.





What did you do to the pylons?


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:33 am 
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ronholm wrote:
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Good to know. I thought maybe the parts had to be a certain brand and not a pieced together rig like mine. One of my pylons was rewelded because of corrosion and I am going to do the same to the other 3.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Nevek wrote:
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Good to know. I thought maybe the parts had to be a certain brand and not a pieced together rig like mine. One of my pylons was rewelded because of corrosion and I am going to do the same to the other 3.


You have only done things to drag your old boat into the 21st century. Hobie fleets are desperate for new blood. You will not be a threat and they should give you plenty of time to correct anything that is wrong.

Just go and have a Hobie Day. They will let you know when you need to "fix" things. If it is a hot racing fleet, you will be lucky to finish in the same zip code as the leaders.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Mugrace72 wrote:
Nevek wrote:
ronholm wrote:
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Good to know. I thought maybe the parts had to be a certain brand and not a pieced together rig like mine. One of my pylons was rewelded because of corrosion and I am going to do the same to the other 3.


You have only done things to drag your old boat into the 21st century. Hobie fleets are desperate for new blood. You will not be a threat and they should give you plenty of time to correct anything that is wrong.

Just go and have a Hobie Day. They will let you know when you need to "fix" things. If it is a hot racing fleet, you will be lucky to finish in the same zip code as the leaders.




+1...



With one exception. Even in areas with smaller fleets I dunno if 'desperate' is the right word...... They often need some fresh ideas.. but I don't think desperation is something they are feeling.. even if they should... :lol: :x





I know around here we are growing, and we would welcome you to the line.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie 16 Rulebook
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:59 am 
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Good to know. I have scavenged yet a 3rd Hobie 16 that will sacrifice its life to make one good boat. So far my boat is a combination of a 70, 77 and a 89 (and possibly an 86). Looking forward to getting active and learning some things.


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