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 Post subject: MAST RAKE LINE
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 4:58 pm 
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Can I use the furler line as mast raker line in a Hobie 14T going downwind?. Is the furler strong enough?. Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: MAST RAKE LINE
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:13 pm 
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1) If you pull on the furler line going downwind . . . you'll furl the jib.

2) You really shouldn't need a mast rake line on the Turbo. The Turbo should have fairly taut rigging, not like the super-loose rig on the stock 14.


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 Post subject: Re: MAST RAKE LINE
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:25 pm 
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Thank you for your time. I read this:
RIG TENSION
I normally carry a loose rig when not trapezing. This is adjusted by
grabbing the leeward shroud with your hand and turning it to 120 degrees. As
the breeze freshens, I tighten the rig to keep the leeward hull from
depressing too much. This is very important to remember in choppy water.
While trapezing, adjust the shroud tension to 45 degrees using the same
method as above. This will keep the rig powered up and not dump you in the
water in lulls. The mast raker line should ONLY be used downwind to help
keep the rigging from banging around too much.

and following this instructions, I adjusted the rig 45 degrees but in choppy water the mast moves a lot. Should I adjust the rig very tighten?. Is it much more different in normal rig than in turbo? How can I measure?
Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: MAST RAKE LINE
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:30 pm 
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That's the rig tension for the stock 14, without the jib.

On the Turbo, the rig should be fairly tight, but not so tight it interferes with mast rotation.

The Turbo does not use a mast raker line.


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 Post subject: Re: MAST RAKE LINE
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Thanks Again Mbounds. I`m a GM laser sailor and recently bougth this H14T, my first cat. Any suggestion will be welcome. I´ve learnt a lot reading this forum but now I`ll have to do my own experience.


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