Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:38 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:57 pm
Posts: 15
Hi everyone, I have an old H16 but recently my dad's gotten interested in a 21SC that's for sale, it has an outboard bracket and its even being sold with a 2HP air-cooled Honda engine it just has one problem, the main will slip out of the mast near the top, making reefing and disassembly almost impossible without tipping it over.

The sails seems fine so I'm assuming that the mast track is worn out, but there are no longer any parts; this is basically the deal breaker. Everything else can be serviced and me and my dad are quite good at fixing things (my H16 is a 72 and still works).

Do we buy it or just get a Getaway?

_________________
72 H16 and its white now


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:51 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:57 pm
Posts: 15
Instead of just bumping I'll post a video.

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34490979[/vimeo]

Maybe the next one could be on a 21SC.

http://vimeo.com/34490979

_________________
72 H16 and its white now


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:41 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 10:25 am
Posts: 2555
Location: Jersey Shore
First off, the comptip (composite upper mast section) is fiberglass, not carbon fiber.

I believe there should be aluminum sections of reinforced luff track at the locations where the head of the sail is positioned (i.e., at the top of the mast and at the reef point) to prevent the bolt rope from pulling out. Have you contacted Hobie to see if replacement parts are available?

Another option may be to flip the track end-for-end?

sm


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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