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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Has anyone purchased new H18 shrouds and found they were too short? when I stepped my mast it came up nearly an inch and a half too short, even with the shrouds at the highest point on each stay adjuster.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:10 pm 
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I bought new Hobie shrouds a year ago and they fit fine. Check back with where you bought them.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Hi,

What shroud adjusters do you have ???

Origonally the H18 shrouds were too long ... you ended up at the very bottom hole most of the time ... leaving you no adjustment ...

... so we installed/upgraded to a 10 hole shroud adjuster and took the "too long" shrouds ... cut the "marine eye" off (as close/short as possible)... and had a new marine eye pressed on. This reduced the shroud length overall (by approximently 1 1/2") ... and you usually end up in the fourth-fifth-sixth hole on the 10 hole adjuster (from the top ...).

So, I would check which shroud adjusters you have ... how many holes ... 6-hole or 10-hole .... it is entirely possible you have the "newer"shorter length shrouds (that most of us racing currently have and which is what you want) but still have the "older" shorter length shroud adjusters ... and that combination will not work.

If that is what you have I would keep the shrouds and replace the shroud adjusters w/ the 10-hole versions ... and don't forget to get shroud covers also ...

... you don't want to loose a clevis ring ==> loose the clevis pin ===> then the mast will come down ====> and that can really RUIN your day!!!

Where did you purchase the shrouds from ... Hobie (OEM) ... or Murrays (that's where I get my shrouds from) ... or somewhere else ...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:30 am 
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I purchased them from Backyard Boats and they only sell Hobie branded parts. So I feel like I have the 6 hole adjusters and not the 10. I'll contact them about the 10.

thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Hi,

Backyard Boats????

You dealing w/ Jay in Virginnie ... or Dennis in Annapolis ???

See my ident .... you should come to Rock Hall Yacht Club/Rock Hall Md on September 22nd and 23rd for the HCA-NA Northeastern Championship. The best H18's and their crews in the Eastern United States will be there !!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Jay in VA. I've worked with Jay since I bought the boat in '99. Great guy.

just wish I'd have gotten a heads up that I was switching from older longer shrouds to shorter ones before I tried to step the mast and looked like a fool.

But I did get the 10 hole adjusters and agree with the bottom of the adjuster on the longer shrouds of ole.

Wish I could race again, but I need to get back out myself and get rockin again first. I have a full week of sailing coming up the 13th and am really excited, beach launching, wave ripping, adrenaline sailing! Can't wait!

- Kip


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Hang on there, you lost me. I've got a (new to me) '79 H18, and it has a 7-hole shroud adjuster. I believe my current standing rigging is quite old, as the boat has been in storage for 17 years. I haven't yet figured out my mast rake, but I've been pinning the forestay at the top hole, pinning the furler at the 3rd hole (from the top) and then each of the shrouds at about the center hole (4th from the top).

I'm looking at replacing the standing rigging next season, but now I'm not sure that new shrouds will fit? looking at the latest parts catalog it looks like the shroud adjuster has 7 holes, not 10. Can someone clear that up for me?

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