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 Post subject: Hobie H17 Spinnaker Help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Is there anyone outhere that has a H17 with a spinnaker and if so could i get specs on a spin and pole length how you rigged it on boat and mast etc etc.I have a standard 17 no jib. :?: Any help would be much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:12 am 
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It has been tried I believe. Try searching the forum for remarks from guys that have done it.
If you are still keen: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hobie-Ho ... 3360cb170a

My own view - I might do it in a really light wind area, or if I had really good insurance, or if I was in a stronger wind area and had neglected my medications.

Do that one carefully and get advice...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:32 pm 
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At various times I've been tempted to add a Hooter to my H17Sport (easier to manage for the solo sailor and more versatile than a spinnaker), but am concerned about attaching it to the comp tip (even though I have a spare one). Also, I'm not too sure how much time I would get to use it. It tends to really blow where I sail and would add significant time to rigging/de-rigging the boat.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:11 pm 
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I know someone who did this and seen him sail with it multiple times w/o problems. If you want me to connect you, e-mail me: ab at medjet.net

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:12 pm 
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