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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Ta guys. Now have you added additional tell tales to work down the luff of the sail when it is furled to various extents? If so where have you put them?...Pirate


I'm guessing that if you are already furling the sail to depower it, it would be less important to get the trim perfect???


It all helps Chris and also works to help identify wind shifts that have just happened...Pirate


I had wondered about sticking one right at the top of the mast to identify (apparent) wind direction.

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A three foot piece of 1 1/2" Grosgrain ribbon works real well for that. But place it on the top of the batten. I tried it at the top of the mast, but in some conditions, it tied up the sail so it couldn't deploy. :shock:

It adds color, and helps tell which boat is which at a greater distance.

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A three foot piece of 1 1/2" Grosgrain ribbon works real well for that. But place it on the top of the batten. I tried it at the top of the mast, but in some conditions, it tied up the sail so it couldn't deploy. :shock:

It adds color, and helps tell which boat is which at a greater distance.

Kayaking Bob


That's excellent. Thanks Bob. It's not too difficult telling which boat is which around our way. Basically, if there's another AI in sight, its Stringy.

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I'm going to get some really distinctive ribbon as in Bob's post.
That way you'll know it's definitely me Chris! :wink:


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I copied Kayaking Bob's idea with the ribbon, and it works great. It does help to make it extra long. I got a really lightweight mesh ribbon in the Christmas section at Wal Mart, so it flies in almost no wind.

I have some ribbon type telltales sitting on the table beside me, but haven't gotten around to putting them on yet. The big ribbons up top work fine, but I do intend to put them on some day. Just need to acquire a round tuit. ;)


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I have never understood why the standard Hobie kayak sail has them yet the AI only comes with the useless bits of wool? :?


Because the paddle is pretty much useless on an Adventure Island, and this way you have something to do with it - free your telltales. :D ;)


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Where can these tell tails be bought.
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Where can these tell tails be bought.
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From your dealer :wink:
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Where can these tell tails be bought.
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From your dealer :wink:
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He means your Hobie dealer, of course 8)

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I finally got around to putting mine on today. Also shown is the red mesh ribbon I mentioned earlier (thanks Kayaking Bob!). These telltales are not installed correctly. I got it exactly backwards. If you don't know what I did wrong at a glance, I'm not saying! ;)

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Now my paddle has only one use: going backwards. I bought the telltales at West Marine.


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Now my paddle has only one use: going backwards. I bought the telltales at West Marine.


You forgot about steering when the rudder pin breaks Tom :)

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Now my paddle has only one use: going backwards. I bought the telltales at West Marine.


You forgot about steering when the rudder pin breaks Tom :)


I forgot to tell you Chris since everyone got sick of rudder pin dramas that I have worked on mine and it is fixed for good....Pirate :wink: :wink:


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Now my paddle has only one use: going backwards. I bought the telltales at West Marine.


You forgot about steering when the rudder pin breaks Tom :)


I forgot to tell you Chris since everyone got sick of rudder pin dramas that I have worked on mine and it is fixed for good....Pirate :wink: :wink:


OK, I'll bite. What'd ya do?

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You forgot about steering when the rudder pin breaks Tom :)


Well, in my experience, that only happens on my wife's boat. I think it's something about the red ones. They're faster, you know. ;)


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Tom Ray wrote:
I got it exactly backwards. If you don't know what I did wrong at a glance, I'm not saying! ;)



The red tell goes on the port side the green one goes on the starboard side of the sail?

Do I get a prize? :lol:

Hmm.. on 2nd thought, kinda hard to figure out in the pic which side of the sail I'm looking at.

The tell should actually exit from the slit in the center of the patch to make it work better - but that is minor.

That's the ones I got from West Marine they give you like 7 red & 7 green tells with "stickeys" to attach them.


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