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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:31 pm 
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Okay I am finally making my Hobie 14 a turbo YAY!!! But the only problem is that I think I need a dolphin striker if I am getting a jib but I am not sure and everyone I have asked has said no, but just to make sure I wanted to ask the Hobie Community.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:12 pm 
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Yes. That's why the dolphin striker retro-fit kits were sold with the jib kits.

Especially true if you plan to add a trapeze as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Okay so I guess it is kind of important because I am also putting up trap wires tomorrow and the jib. But also do you know the reasoning why I need one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:25 pm 
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hookey37 wrote:
Okay so I guess it is kind of important because I am also putting up trap wires tomorrow and the jib. But also do you know the reasoning why I need one.

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Because the front crossbar will collapse if you don't?

The dolphin striker turns the front crossbar into a truss, capable of supporting the increase in downforce caused by the addition of a jib and trapeze.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:13 pm 
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You need one? I got one! I also have a comp tip mast, a set of rails, and two of the hardest most solid uglly ass hulls you've ever seen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:41 pm 
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wait are you saying you have an extra dolphin striker because I need one really bad but I am located in CT


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:58 pm 
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I do, but If I am selling it away from the rest of the parts I have, youi'd be better off (price wise) to go on saltydogmarine.com and get one there.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:04 pm 
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do they have one specifically for a hobie 14


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:59 pm 
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will a hobie 16 dolphin striker work?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:27 pm 
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The 16 dolphin striker is to wide out of the box. But if you are handy you could cut it down to make it fit..

A little tap and die work and some mild bending would be required.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:36 pm 
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The post and rod from a 16 will not work... those parts would also require a new step, so lots more money that way.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:32 am 
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I would like to make my 14 turbo as well. What is the cheapest way around this? $680 + sail is a little steep for a $600 hobie. It would need to be safe and complete
but I it does not need to be new and/or pretty. Any ideas on interchangeable parts so that i could broaden my used parts search? thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:01 am 
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The dolphin striker rod and post from a Hobie 17 can be used on a 14 with a little modification - mostly the post just needs to be cut down. You'd also need a new mast step casting, though.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:02 am 
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MBounds wrote:
The dolphin striker rod and post from a Hobie 17 can be used on a 14 with a little modification - mostly the post just needs to be cut down. You'd also need a new mast step casting, though.
whoa Matt...now that'd be cool !
do the Wave and 14 share the same mast extrusion?
no more worries about tearing up the (mast) base and step from over-rotating...although I suppose if you've added the (mast) rotation arm you'll accomplish the same thing

none the less, would be neat to allow a fully rotational mast (along with shrouds attaching at the deck lip) 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:14 am 
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J_Eaton wrote:
MBounds wrote:
The dolphin striker rod and post from a Hobie 17 can be used on a 14 with a little modification - mostly the post just needs to be cut down. You'd also need a new mast step casting, though.
whoa Matt...now that'd be cool !
do the Wave and 14 share the same mast extrusion?
no more worries about tearing up the (mast) base and step from over-rotating...although I suppose if you've added the (mast) rotation arm you'll accomplish the same thing

none the less, would be neat to allow a fully rotational mast (along with shrouds attaching at the deck lip) 8)

You misunderstood what I said, John - I'm not suggesting you use the same mast step system as the 17. In fact, to convert the 17 dolphin striker post on a 17, you cut off part of the threaded end so you can thread it on to a new 14/16 mast step casting. The original 14 mast step castings are solid - no hole for a dolphin striker.

I believe the Wave and 14 masts are the same extrusion, but Matt M. would have to confirm that.

If you want shrouds attached to the deck lip on a 14, get one of the new Euro boats. I'll live with mine attached to the sidebar for a long time before I shell out the €€€€€ they want for new boats.


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