Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:25 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: new TI owner
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:12 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:46 pm
Posts: 1
just got my TI and its great. its very windy here,on Kauai's south side. Im having a hard time getting a good shape in my sail,think i have the batons to lose. even with my sloppy sail shape the boat rips. anyone know what the(recommended) max wind speed is for the sail and any recommendations on when to reef?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: new TI owner
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:34 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2237
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Welcome to TI sailing!

On the TI over here on Maui, I seem to be able to sail without reefing until about 18mph if no major gusts. On the AI I start reefing above 15mph. I've only been out about a dozen times on my TI so I may revise that number after a few more sails.

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: new TI owner
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:56 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:49 am
Posts: 403
Location: Point Lookout, Maryland
Welcome!

So far my wife and I haven't hit an upper end - she starts out in the front seat and as the wind strengthens she moves further and further out on the upwind trampoline, keeping the TI flat. It'll go like a scalded cat!

_________________
Mitch
    2010 Tandem Island
    2010 Revolution
    Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore
My sailing blog
Our sailing videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: new TI owner
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:00 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:06 am
Posts: 309
Congradulations!

_________________
Paul, Rebecca & Stephanie


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: new TI owner
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:36 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2738
Location: Kailua 96734
Aloha PD, looks like we now have another stop to make in the next inter-island Hobie sail. :D
Image
(It's 4 pm - do you know where your rudder screws are?)

_________________
"THE WIND IS YOUR FRIEND,.."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 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