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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:59 am 
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Hey all, moved my control lines into the cockpit and love it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:01 am 
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Spook,

It looks like your lines are still running through the cleats for the front seat. Am I wrong? Could you say more about your set up? I'd like to sail from the rear, but have not decided how to modify the TI. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:44 am 
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Nice! I'm 5'10" and it's a long reach to get to the AI furling line when I need it. Can you post some pics showing how you ran the lines? Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:24 am 
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sailhoky, for reaching the reefing line, I tie a small loop in the sheetline and tie the reefing line to it. One continuous loop.

Interesting...
Spook, better pictures/video of the forward aka x-bar area would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Hi KayakingBob,

Been reading and loving your posts, ideas, improvements, fixes, etc. since I bought my AI back in 2007? Had to beach it for past couple of years, too busy with work, ad nauseum. Now at KY Lake with time to play! I read another post of yours about tying the reefing line to the main sheet and was going to do that til I read the above thread. (what knot do you use for the loop and what knot for connecting line to sheet?)

I'd like to see the pics of the forward aka x-bar too! Some good ideas here!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:52 pm 
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sailhoky, thanks for the kind words.

For the sheetline, I use an overhand loop, like below.

I use 2-3 half-hitches, last one reversed to tie the reefing line to the loop, but most any knot will do.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:04 am 
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Thanks for the info/pics!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:22 pm 
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Hi all, have made up a blog to start documenting all my mods as I have many more that I think you will enjoy.

http://hobieai.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/hobie-ai-rear-sail-control-lines-mod.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Gee Bob, I am a simpleton by comparison! I just have a single knot in the mainsheet, and a figure 8 in the furling line. Doesn't look as sexy as yours though :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:58 pm 
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tonystott wrote:
Gee Bob, I am a simpleton by comparison! I just have a single knot in the mainsheet, and a figure 8 in the furling line. Doesn't look as sexy as yours though :lol:

Being accused of having some style! I LIKE IT ! 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:54 pm 
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Hi All I created a blog so I can document all of the mods I do to this boat. It has more details and better pics.

http://hobieai.blogspot.com.au/

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Nice blog with pic's!

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