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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:12 am 
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i see many people running a furling jib so my question is how does the h16 work with a jib without battons? i only ask as it would eliminate the hassle of the jib getting caught on the mast whentacking


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:27 am 
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the stock sail won't work if you remove the battens, since it has a large roach leach - you need to have the sail re-cut so that the leach is hollow - otherwise it will flutter horribly. Or just get the rec jib already to go from your nearest Hobie dealer - and save the stock sail for racing.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:38 pm 
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how much less power will i notice with a jib that does use battons? i take it i donot have to use a furler if i do not want to


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:07 pm 
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The battons are better. I started the summer without them on cheap rebuild 16 that I have on lake Mich. I found a set on ebay for like $40. In addition to stopping my worn out jib from trying to beat itself to death, I could feel a noticeable increase in power by the butt-o-meter :wink: . Well worth the hassel of sometimes having to move it past the mast on low wind tacks in IMHO.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Order a set of Hobie Super Battens for your jib. They are about 1/3 the stiffness of the regular battens. Keeps the sail shape and stops the hang up problems. Not sure about overall impact on speed. I have not noticed much difference.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:17 pm 
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where do I get these super battons?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:59 am 
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Super Jib battens are from your Hobie dealer, under $40.00 for the set.

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