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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:19 pm 
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Thanks for the help and respones to this issue. I am not abandoning the H-16 class in any way by sailing with spinnaker, the spinnaker is just going to be used in open class distance racing.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:32 am 
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I'm curious about the non-comp-tip mast issue as well. I'm all for improving the boats over time, but I don't think it's fair to change the rules to say "you older boats need to buy expensive new equipment to even meet the new boat specs." I think older boats (cough cough my 1972 H16 cough cough) should be grandfathered-in.

I'm sure my boat will be slower than a 2004 H16 so I think the aluminum-masted boats are hardly a threat. It'd just be fun to race against other Hobies. :)

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Jim
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:40 am 
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Hobie Cat Provided free retrofits for several years after they started installing comptips, then up until about 2 years ago they sold them at a discounted price, I think a Hobie 16 was around $250. So Hobie Cat did make a good effort to upgrade everyone's equipment to the current production equipment. I know this is all after the fact and it does not help you out much now. You may want to start looking for a used mast with a comptip, you can prob. get one for around $300 bucks.

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Brad Stephens
http://www.sunjammers.com/
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850-235-2281
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:20 pm 
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Yeah, my dad had grown a family and stopped racing by the time the comp tip came out and his (now my) boat has been in a garage since about 1995, so we missed that whole revolution.

I might just get a whole 'nother H16 (for a total of two) so that I can race one and just enjoy the other. I dunno. I can still race mine in non-class races anyway. *sigh*

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