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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:00 am 
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Has anyone eve heard of trying a Getaway sail on a Wave? The mast is probably too short but I suppose it doesn't have to be completely raised. I'm sure it's way too big- 180 square feet vs. the 90 but it seems like an interesting experiment.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:30 pm 
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Big miss-match. The Getaway main is far to large and longer in the foot. Unless you mount the Getaway mast on it and add a boom. Can't see how that would work. I think the larger mast would simply flip the wave or pitch pole it too easily... let alone break the bows off.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:52 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
Big miss-match. The Getaway main is far to large and longer in the foot. Unless you mount the Getaway mast on it and add a boom. Can't see how that would work. I think the larger mast would simply flip the wave or pitch pole it too easily... let alone break the bows off.

Is there an aftermarket sail for the Wave that is bigger than the stock Wave sail?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:29 pm 
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I once put up a gataway sail on a wave. First it was hard to get it up the mast and then like it has been said there was a lot of left over sail. Helping a friend with a new used boat that he had gotten and didn't realize another friend had left his sail in the shed. Out come it would never work.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:43 am 
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Matt,
I have to replace the comptip on my Wave.

Would a TWIXXY mast and sail work on a WAVE to get more power easily (3 ft taller mast,15 sq ft more mainsail)?

I understand my U.S. Hobie dealer can now order Hobe Europe parts.

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Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:33 pm 
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I have no information about the Twixxy mast and if it would work.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:41 pm 
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Creative wrote:
mmiller wrote:
Big miss-match. The Getaway main is far to large and longer in the foot. Unless you mount the Getaway mast on it and add a boom. Can't see how that would work. I think the larger mast would simply flip the wave or pitch pole it too easily... let alone break the bows off.

Is there an aftermarket sail for the Wave that is bigger than the stock Wave sail?
This man have slightly bigger aftermaket sail for wave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7WSKnmGag. Skip to 11:22 mark for sail description.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:48 am 
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zojoe wrote:
Has anyone eve heard of trying a Getaway sail on a Wave? The mast is probably too short but I suppose it doesn't have to be completely raised. I'm sure it's way too big- 180 square feet vs. the 90 but it seems like an interesting experiment.


Does your Wave have a jib? It seems to me that that would be a much greater bang for your buck than trying to fit a larger main sail.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:32 am 
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I was thinking that adding a Hobie 14 mast, boom and sail might be the easiest way to get more sail on the Wave. Any thought?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:49 am 
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tradisrad wrote:
I was thinking that adding a Hobie 14 mast, boom and sail might be the easiest way to get more sail on the Wave. Any thought?


Once again, do you have a jib? A jib sail can develop twice the power per square foot as a main sail can since it's luff is not fouled by a mast.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:06 am 
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MITBeta wrote:
tradisrad wrote:
I was thinking that adding a Hobie 14 mast, boom and sail might be the easiest way to get more sail on the Wave. Any thought?


Once again, do you have a jib? A jib sail can develop twice the power per square foot as a main sail can since it's luff is not fouled by a mast.


Yes, I do have a jib and I love it. I even added extra hanks to the jib to keep the luff tight.
The more I think about a larger sail on the boat the more I realize that it's not really worth the time or effort. I am fortunate to have good winds here in the SF Bay Area and I have buried the bows on many occasion and with more sail I think the boat will spend even more time digging the bows in.


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