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 Post subject: hobie 14 to 16
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:33 pm 
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dos anybody no if a hobie 16 main will fit on a 14
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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14 to 16
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:03 pm 
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I don't think so it would need to be cut to size. I could be wrong


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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14 to 16
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:55 pm 
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I know this doesn't directly answer your question... (The simple answer is "NO"...) but

Why doesn't Hobie just provide (at least reasonably detailed) sail dimensions- foot, luff, leach lengths of jibs and mainsails for all models? Design drawings with batten placement, etc. would be most helpful but at least a simple table of dimensions? I really doubt that it would be a loss of valuable proprietary corporate assets at this time in the catamaran market.

I haven't seen anything like that here in the forum or in any official Hobie pdf links, but it's not like the information is secret or difficult, right? It has to be available for manufacturing.

Why should Hobie do this?
There is a huge market in used sails, some from very similar boats, and people who have the motivation- likely but not always brought on by poverty- to make do with what they can afford. Sometimes you can get a deal. It would be very helpful to know the standard sizes. Would Hobie really care even if I made my own sails? This is admittedly, with some experience, a very difficult proposition...

Some here will be horrified that anyone would stoop so low as to become non-Hobie-sanctioned, disqualified from racing, etc., aside from the fact that any used or modified sails will likely not be as effective... but they can still be fun and interesting.

There are some Hobie sailors- seemingly the minority on these forums- who are barely making it financially and still want to sail their boats recreationally using whatever they can afford and not caring much about tradition or certification.

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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14 to 16
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:17 pm 
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If you can sew it will work.

I Made one last year to work for a friends boat until he could source a H14 sail.

I do have a very special 14 sail that could use a new bolt rope sewn on it and a used h16 sail can be cut up for the bolt rope. $50 shipped for the project sails.

Located in Utah.

email me if interested nak7ben (at) gmail (dot) com


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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14 to 16
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:46 pm 
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I just bought an H14 and the main that came with it says Hobie 16 on it...I'll check the other main too.


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