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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:48 pm 
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darter159,

Right on! I agree that it is a great addition! I'm using it quite a bit - it is especially useful when the wind direction does not match the waves, normally around islands or closer to shore!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Heading up north and really excited to try my new Bravo again. I sailed it 3 short times and then came back to the city where I have been out on Albacores in Lake Ontario.

I sail on a river so wind direction is hard to figure out: offshore wind on both sides, :?: current, prevailing wind. I would love to fasten a wind indicator. Has anyone tried something as simple as "tell tails" tied to the A frame?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:04 am 
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I installed a U-shackle on the mainsheet block "post" - and put a Wichard snap shackle on the top of the tiller. Now I can remove the mainsheets and store them in the compartment below the tiller. That should keep the lines in like-new shape - AND doesn't make it so obvious that the boat is sail-ready.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:35 am 
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KayakDeb wrote:
I installed a U-shackle on the mainsheet block "post" - and put a Wichard snap shackle on the top of the tiller. Now I can remove the mainsheets and store them in the compartment below the tiller. That should keep the lines in like-new shape - AND doesn't make it so obvious that the boat is sail-ready.



Do you have a picture of what you did?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:35 am 
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I'll try to remember to take a picture the next time we sail.....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:05 am 
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My next "mod" is going to be installing some sort of pointy gull-deterrent on top of the Hobie Bob - good grief, my daughter and I went to sail and had to give the boat a bath first....... stoopid birds :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:32 am 
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I found this picture for mast support during transportation or storage. I think is cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:02 pm 
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KayakDeb wrote:
I installed a U-shackle on the mainsheet block "post" - and put a Wichard snap shackle on the top of the tiller. Now I can remove the mainsheets and store them in the compartment below the tiller. That should keep the lines in like-new shape - AND doesn't make it so obvious that the boat is sail-ready.


Although it is an old post, I found it useful and did the same modification today. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Has anyone come up with a solution to cap off the two rear drain holes. Sometimes depending where I need to sit, it is like a cold water fountain pointed straight at 'the boys'.

Ideally, something that still allows drainage but deflects the water surging up through.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:29 pm 
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LovesNumbers wrote:
KayakDeb wrote:
I installed a U-shackle on the mainsheet block "post" - and put a Wichard snap shackle on the top of the tiller. Now I can remove the mainsheets and store them in the compartment below the tiller. That should keep the lines in like-new shape - AND doesn't make it so obvious that the boat is sail-ready.


Although it is an old post, I found it useful and did the same modification today. Thanks!

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In lieu of the snap shackle and regular shackle, just use a quick release pin instead of the machine screw and nylock nut.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Murph_PEI wrote:
Has anyone come up with a solution to cap off the two rear drain holes. Sometimes depending where I need to sit, it is like a cold water fountain pointed straight at 'the boys'.

Ideally, something that still allows drainage but deflects the water surging up through.


Totally refreshing!!! lol :shock:


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