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 Post subject: Re: Intensity Sails
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Location: san diego
hogwldfltr - Please let us know how the Intensity Sails work out for you.
I remember that thread about the Intensity Sails on these forums about a year ago. I discussed it with other friends who I've known and trusted for many years at out Fleet Four Christmas Party last year. I was told that they should work just fine. The main should be about the same, but no grommets for reefing. The jib might have been cut a little differently than your old jib, but should still work just fine.
The sails on my 1979 Hobie 16 have been re-worked by a sail repair shop several times in the past and needed some work done on them again. The cost of new sails for the Intensity sails was very tempting and I was all set to order them following that Christmas Party last year, but then my wife said that she would miss that red panel and those large red sail numbers on our old sails. So, I brought my old sails to our Hobie Dealer and he sent them out for repair again. Both my main and jib are in great shape again, but I've always wondered how things might've been if I had ordered a brand new set of sails from Intensity Sails.
I don't know where you live or if you're able to try out those new Intensity Sails before next spring or summer, but please let us all know about your experience as soon as you're tried them. Thanks!

 Post subject: Re: Intensity Sails
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Location: Plum Island, MA
Thanks RichandPat. I have the Intensity on the 14 I have and it seems pretty nice. Living in New England on the Mass/NH border I doubt I'll have any decent weather until spring. Hopefully I'll at least get the new sails out and on the boom and maybe even fully rigged before then. FWIW, when I bought them they were (and still are) having a 50% off sale. I need to see about adding some number but it really isn't too important since my schedule precludes racing so there isn't much need.

 Post subject: Re: Intensity Sails
PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:00 pm 
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Hello hogwldfltr,
It has been quite a while since you bought your Intensity sails. Can you please let us know how they worked out for you? How did they hold up to use? Would you buy them again? Any other comments or observations?

Thank you.


 Post subject: Re: Intensity Sails
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:44 pm 
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Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:20 am
Posts: 181
Location: New Brighton, PA
I got a new main from them last month for my 79'. The sail itself is nice, but the bolt rope is too small and will easily pull through the track grove so you have to constantly feed it up the mast, yes, I tried it on 3 different masts. That becomes a pain when you have to step out towards the bow to get the halyard set. Never happens with a Hobie sail. I'm not really happy with it, for next to nothing they could up the rope diameter.

Buxton, 15' T2
79' H16 "Green Lightning"
02' Bravo
Past: 81' 14T
02' Getaway
11' H16
82 H16

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