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 Post subject: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:15 am 
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Hobie 18 righting pole I am curious as I am a newly minted 18 sailor at our club .What is it how does it work and where do you find such a thing


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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Do a search on Soloright. Basically it's rod with something flat on one end to wedge into the dagger well and lines on the other end that go to the front and rear of the boat to keep it stable. You wedge it into the lower well, throw a line over the upper hull and back out onto the rod while holding the line. There's a video online somewhere that shows the whole process. I think most people make their own.

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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:48 pm 
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Do a search on the Forum.....

Typically, it is a light weight pole, about 72" long, attached via a flexible joint, to the dolphin striker rod. Normally, it 'sits' under the tramp, tied up.
In the event of a capsize, unclick the bungee that secures it, swing the pole out, attach existing lines to the hull in the air, and lean back on the pole, using the extra leverage.

Make your own, ask your Hobie dealer, email Rick White....or better still, have a heavy weight crew on board each time you capsize.

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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:57 pm 
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http://www.catsailor.com/power_righter.html

I have never used one so I can't comment on them.


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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:09 am 
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It is very cumbersome to install, configure, deploy and stow. More importantly, it is not a solo righting system.


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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:18 am 
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thanks for the info I found a video on soloright it works pretty slick from what I could see


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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:54 am 
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Below is a description and photos of a righting pole I build last year for my H18. It's based off of a pole called a "Solo-Right" that a sailor named Gary Friesen used to sell. Search "Gary Friesen" in Youtube for a video of his pole in action. Mine is the same concept, only I used different materials.

http://www.thebeachcats.com/pictures/?g2_itemId=83390


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 Post subject: Re: righting your hobie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:23 am 
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This is a recent discussion on the same kinda topic.


viewtopic.php?f=14&t=42625


I would think a real righting pole mounted to the Dolphin striker would be superior to the system I posted about in this other thread... But I know what I am talking about works well enough for my use.. and costs very little.


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