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 Post subject: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:46 pm 
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When I come about the jib battons get caught on the mast. Do they need to be shortened ?? Bruce

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:36 pm 
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No, your Hobie 16 Jib is functioning as [poorly] designed. Just reach up there and give it a yank to the other side.

Welcome to the H16 club! Part of the fun of the 16 is learning to manage all the quirks while keeping the mast pointed up. Both can be challenging at times. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:54 pm 
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If you don't race, get the super battens and trim them close once setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:10 pm 
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There is a couple of them that stick out a couple of inches past the sail is that normal??

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:46 am 
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burnin vern wrote:
There is a couple of them that stick out a couple of inches past the sail is that normal??
It's "normal" if you haven't trimmed them.

Trim them down so they extend less than an inch from the leech of the sail.


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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:02 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:59 am 
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GD_NC wrote:
No, your Hobie 16 Jib is functioning as [poorly] designed.


The issue is that it is a powerful jib. Has to be larger than the fore triangle to give you the power you love. The battens are a must for the size of the roach. You get what you pay for... It could have been designed weak and ineffective.

Trim battens, pull halyards back. Learn to push the low battens forward to pop the top ones past the mast. It's not that tough.

I route the main halyard to the down haul cleat and then tie it off. The jib halyard can be set behind a hook to hold it aft. We have halyard hooks shown in the catalog (upper right of page 29, spring 2012 issue).

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:36 am 
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I rivetted a pulley onto my mast. After I raise the jib, before pulling tight I hook the jib halyard line causing it to run right beside the mast. Rarely will the batten hang up on me. Probably not race legal but that matters not to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:58 am 
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My 16 came with a tiny cheek block to hold the jib halyard back to the side. What I found out was it screwed with the mast rotation when the jib halyard was tight. So I just deal with it now.
But do run your main halyard behind your trap/shroud lines, then under your downhaul cleat, then tie it off on the side. That keeps it out of the way!

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:36 am 
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I find that in decent wind... when you come about, leave the jib cleated until you've fully come about and finished setting the main... at that point, when you unclean the jib, the wind should grab it and snap it over to the other side without getting caught.

In light wind, it gets caught.. just uncleat and shake it over.

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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:53 am 
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GD_NC wrote:
No, your Hobie 16 Jib is functioning as [poorly] designed. Just reach up there and give it a yank to the other side.

Welcome to the H16 club! Part of the fun of the 16 is learning to manage all the quirks while keeping the mast pointed up. Both can be challenging at times. :lol:



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 Post subject: Re: Jib battons hit mast
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:18 am 
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I never bothered to get a hook for the mast. Instead, I use a small line to tie the jib halyard back to the downhaul line. (Actually I use the end of the halyard itself).

If the wind isn't too strong and the jib won't go over, pull the jib sheet tight on the lee side and then release it quickly. Many times the wind will pull the battens past the mast. If all else fails, pull it over from the lee side by pushing one of the battens into an arc to leeward and then pull that way. When it is windy, I never have a problem.

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