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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:30 pm 
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just being an engineer how about using a long threaded rod and have a bow stop and a roller. My device looks just like yours except my center bow stop is very V shaped and fits the mast perfectly and I used 2 whole bow stops on the sides instead of cutting one in half. The drill bit went thru them with no problem, I think mine is every bit as good as the factory one at $85 bucks and indeed maybe better which is saying a lot because Hobie factory stuff is great;


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:20 pm 
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gary eudy wrote:
just being an engineer how about using a long threaded rod and have a bow stop and a roller. My device looks just like yours except my center bow stop is very V shaped and fits the mast perfectly and I used 2 whole bow stops on the sides instead of cutting one in half. The drill bit went thru them with no problem, I think mine is every bit as good as the factory one at $85 bucks and indeed maybe better which is saying a lot because Hobie factory stuff is great;

Is your V a lot smaller. I had one of those originally before I saw the one Zack is talking about but the smaller one was much smaller.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:32 am 
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it is smaller however it holds and fits the mast perfectly kind of a capital Y shape It was only 4 bucks


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Took H16 to the lake. 25 min drive one way, no issues.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:39 am 
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A 'roller' is a point load as the load (mast in this case ...) is tangent ... and in contact w/ the roller at only one point .... this can result in a 'dent' ... hence the reason to eliminate the rollers on a H-18 trailer and replace them w/ 'bunks'/cradles (covered in non water-absorbent material ...)

The same principle applies to the mast ... the more surface area the mast cradle has the better (up to a point ...)

also ... as you trailer the boat on the road the mast acts as a load bearing member of the force triangle of the trailer==> mast step==> mast ... as the mast is the hypotenuse of the triangle ... the trailer flexes up&down ... and that causes movement at the mast step & caddie since the mast is non-compressible ... therefore you should use some non water-adsorbent padding ... and tie that wonderful caddie on somehow ...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:16 pm 
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You should pad the mast where it touches anything solid, simple as that.

I got tired of shredding (or wearing through) old life jacket pads and just bought the Hobie cradle for the rear crossbar. Overpriced, but it works like a charm. Wish I'd bought it years ago.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Folded up old towel, and a rubber bungee cord.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:15 am 
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hobiesrock wrote:
Folded up old towel, and a rubber bungee cord.


I hope I never have to return to those days... :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:16 am 
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Out of curiosity, what holds the mast carrier in place while trailering? I'd like a photo of everything tied up.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:38 am 
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I just ran a bungee cord up and over the mast, kinda crisscrossed. Had a lanyard also just in case something happened. I towed it 5 hours each way to the beach and back last may. No Issues.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:17 am 
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the bow stops are already pre drilled and I put rope tie downs into these holes also drilled some extra holes for some extra ties just in case My design was tested from Denver to Edisto Beach 200 miles each way with no problems at all. The carrier is also a good rest for the mast when rigging
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