hey guys, i have been dreaming of sailing for 3 years now and yesterday i bought a hobie 17 ... great condition, just no jib
- so today i take it to the lake to see if it floats and truly realize i dont fully understand how to launch this thing. im am very familiar with the theory of sailing and all the theoretical information on it.
1 i cant get the sail all the way to the top so it clicks and locks.
2 the trapeze wire seams to just bounce around everywhere
and other minor things.
dont get me wrong, im a very capabel person. its just theres no youtube vids on launching and i dont know a singel person who sails.
- i live in Spartanburg and would love to go sailing with some one in hartwell
so for now it hasn't hit the water yet..... sunday anyone?
I sailed Hartwell yesterday and put a hole in my sail otherwise I would take you up on your offer for today. However I make a trip there at least once a month and we can meet up next time.
The sail can be very hard to pull up, make sure your mast track is clean and some wax on the bolt rope in the sail also helps. Not sure what your describing with your trapeze wires, worn out bungees?
If you like, shoot me a text at 303-three eight seven eight.