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 Post subject: U.S. Sails for the F-18
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Will Hobie ever consider using a U.S. based sail maker for the F-18. Hobie Europe makes their own sails for the H-16 why can't Hobie USA have someone cut sails for the Tiger and Wildcat? Just a thought.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:28 am 
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You should just get Glaser or North to make you some sails. Let's be honest, F18 racing is where the Tigers and WildCats all go anyway, so you can run what you brung. I have a Nacra spin on my Tiger and it goes real nice downwind, even with newer boats.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:03 am 
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Thats a great idea but I do alot of Hobie only racing in this area. I'd like to be able to get nice sails that could be for both. Hobie already outsources the 20 sails why not the Tiger and Wildcat. I like the quality of the Hobie sails but getting them can be painfull. I agree that Glaser makes a nice product, I have a Glaser Spin for F-18 racing, but a Glaser DP main and jib would look cool in green on my boat. But only 4 or 5 of the 12 races I do a year are F-18 the rest are Hobie Races.

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