Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:45 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:18 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2700
Location: Kailua 96734
We push things fairly hard here on the TI, but try not to operate very long at torture-test levels, like the ones I've seen on some videos (you bad-asses know who you are!).

Like RH, I see Amazing mast deflection compared to any other sailboat. It unnerves you at times, and you sit on edge waiting to hear a CLUNK, RIP, or SNAP! But it always seems to endure, spill air and recover.

So manufacturing defects, a change in spec, or even improper boat setup could be the culprit. It seems less likely on a new mast that a furling drum has broken loose.

It would be interesting to see picts of the damage to these new masts. Anyone have them?

Without the carcass, all we can do is speculate.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:02 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 2051
Location: High Point, NC
I doubt it's a common ocurrance. How many broken masts are we actually talking about? A dozen out of 5,000? A dozen out of 1,000?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:19 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:58 am
Posts: 1495
Location: Forster, NSW, Australia
I hate it when panic seems to set in... as Tom is suggesting, the massive majority of TI masts do NOT break. There appears to be a very small batch of 2013 TIs which have suffered a mast failure in the area just above the furling drum. As far as I can tell, there have been just three such instances reported here.

I would love to know the number of TIs sold, as well as the number of 2013 TIs sold, which will highlight this to be simply a tiny batch of flawed masts, and would be prepared to bet that Hobie will be immediately on top of this isolated issue, just as they are with any other one.

_________________
Tony Stott
2012 Tandem Island "SIC EM"
www.scenefromabove.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:03 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:46 am
Posts: 7
Just wanted to say that we heard from our dealer and Hobie is going to replace the mast under warranty.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 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