TarHeel 16 wrote:
Solo Upright System
I'd consider the shroud extenders system. I got it last week and took it out 2 days ago and it worked amazingly. I'm 210lbs but it came over to easily that I'm sure you could do it at your weight.
Do you have any links of this? I haven't seen the or know how they work.
Basically, when you capsize you reach up and unpin the top shroud extender. It allows the extension to increase the length of the shroud and rotate the upper hull down more. This shifts the weight of the upper hull past the center of gravity (excuse my terrible physics. I'm an electrical engineer).
I took mine out and it was very easy to do. The main concern with this system is that the mast will pop out and dismast. The kit comes with a wire to keep the mast in and I don't see how it could come loose with how tight mine is. It can also be tough to re-pin the shroud once the boat is up but as long as you get it into one of the holes, you can tighten it up back on shore.
- A project I'm working on that may be useful to Hobie sailors in need of custom parts or other projects you may be working on