Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:06 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:16 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:10 am
Posts: 751
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Just brainstorming here. Would it be possible/advisable to make my own solo righting system out of dyneema or spectra line?

Image

Anyone have approximate lengths of the typical wire rigging for a Hobie 16?

_________________
Zach


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 4:29 am 
Offline
Hobie Approved Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:11 pm
Posts: 4611
Location: Detroit, MI
Not a shroud lengthening system like that, since it uses the bulk of the Nicropress sleeves / thimbles to prevent the wire from going through the shackle.

The problem with Dyneema in this application is its lack of abrasion resistance and susceptibility to fraying.

You definitely don't want a failure in use - a upside down, dismasted 16 is nearly impossible to right on the water. Don't ask me how I know.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 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