Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:55 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: wings?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:57 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:53 am
Posts: 37
so where can I get a set of wings for a normal H16?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:02 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:28 pm
Posts: 223
Location: BC, Canada
here is one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHcXzyKKDbs&feature=player_detailpage

More practical -- sell your H16 and buy H17, H18, or Getaway with the wings. :wink:

Once you taste the wings, there is no going back. :D

_________________
H17
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:43 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:18 am
Posts: 751
Location: Virginia Beach VA
Kinda scary looking. Lots of sharp corners and edges on that thing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:54 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:10 am
Posts: 740
Location: Indianapolis, IN
sunvista wrote:
Kinda scary looking. Lots of sharp corners and edges on that thing.

I definitely wouldn't want to sail hard with those on. If nothing else you could put carpet or neoprene or something all around the edges to make it safer. Then all you would end up with is a big bruise and not a huge trauma wound.

_________________
Zach


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:15 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:20 pm
Posts: 208
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Unless there is some way of locking the wing/seat in place, I would not want to try and trapeze off it since it may fold back in on you.

_________________
Tim
82' H16
Sail # 88863
Panama City Beach, FL
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:57 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 10:25 am
Posts: 2551
Location: Jersey Shore
You guys are missing the point. Anyone who wants to put wings on a Hobie 16 has to be suicidal anyway.

sm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:37 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:15 pm
Posts: 1088
Location: Oakland, CA
I had Sit 'N Sail wings on a 16 for four seasons and they worked very well. I needed them for my decrepit father-in-law so he could sail fast without having to sit in the uncomfortable position on the side rail and tramp. I sold the boat with the wings to an older gentlemen for the same reason my father-in-law wanted the wings.

I hardly noticed a sailing performance difference with the wings, except that they drag in the water when flying a hull high enough. Otherwise everyone who got on my boat enjoyed them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:18 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:53 am
Posts: 37
SM, care to elaborate why you think they would have to be suicidal? the H16 at my club has some custom designed ones that work very well... I fail to see your point, please try and explain


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:20 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 10:25 am
Posts: 2551
Location: Jersey Shore
16's are pretty weight sensitive & tippy boats (tippy fore/aft) to begin with. Plus they have an extreme tendency to want to pitchpole when pushed real hard.

If you just want to use the wings to sit on like picnic benches for cruising around in light wind, perhaps they would be OK (except for the added weight and drag from hitting waves). But if you're going to use them to carry more than two people on board or push the boat even harder by trapping off them, I suspect you better be prepared for some swimming, and that's a long way to fly when the bow takes a dive. That's what I was getting at.

sm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:20 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:15 pm
Posts: 1088
Location: Oakland, CA
srm, pitchpoling wasn't my experience with the wings on my 16, and to the contrary, with more leverage on the windward stern the leeward bow was not as prone to pitchpoling.

Sailing the 16 hard compared to most other cats does take more skill and agility, but all things being equal I don't think adding wings makes the boat less safe.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:18 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:28 pm
Posts: 223
Location: BC, Canada
Wings you can use on H16 safety

Image

:lol:

_________________
H17
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:43 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:53 am
Posts: 37
No I cannot, I am already a heavy guy at 260, I need to loose weight and those wings would just add to the problem....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: wings?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:03 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:15 pm
Posts: 1088
Location: Oakland, CA
I forgot to add that my weight is 220 lbs. and my FIL is 240 lbs. and the 16 with wings didn't pitchpole for us in 12-20 mph winds.

Hobie doesn't recommend wings since the boat wasn't designed for them.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mlw and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group