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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:14 pm 
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This is a modification someone made in a desperate situation I suppose. I found this on a cat I was taking apart last week.

Where he found this plug I will never know!

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Show us what you do to get by.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:27 am 
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How about some duct taped hulls:

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myself and some friends after a sail across the pamlico sound

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:11 am 
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I used a cork as a hull plug for a couple days while waiting for a proper replacement. The local hardware store had a bunch of different sizes of corks.

On a 16 that I used every day for two weeks and kept on the lake shore in front of the house, I quickly tired of trying to unscrew the shackle pin on jib blocks at the tack by hand (painfully and unsuccessfully) or fumbling for pliers, so the shackle was replaced with a carabiner. I kept the carabiner for three more seasons and never had a problem.

Realized I lost a hull cover for an 18 just before shoving off the beach for a weekend race. Cork Guy came to the rescue with a butt-load of duct tape to cover it, and the hull was dry after two days of racing.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:49 pm 
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H17Sport with integrated track using H16 integrated track cars with modified vertical (+15 degrees) and horizontal (rotated in) cam-cleat position and a custom travler set-up. Works great.
http://www.thebeachcats.com/pictures/?g2_itemId=61752&g2_imageViewsIndex=1

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:55 am 
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I'm not sure which was more scary, the duct taped hulls or the poor people being consumed by a giant hotdog shadow creature.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:54 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Murph_PEI wrote:
I'm not sure which was more scary, the duct taped hulls or the poor people being consumed by a giant hotdog shadow creature.


I take it you've never been attacked by flying hotdog shadow creatures. they're much worse than duct taped hulls.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:40 pm 
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How about a Hobie frame that was just loose enough to let go of the tramp whenever it was tightened, fixed with some bolts:

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It worked...now it needs to be done to the rest of the crossbar on that boat...

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Were you putting a factory hobie tramp in that needed that treatment? Or aftermarket. Seems some of the aftermarket use a smaller "bolt rope" which is just stupid imho.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Here's my latest spinnaker, spin-brella or umbrellaker (whatever you want to call it):
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It really works pretty well! It noticeably improves downwind speed in light air.

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:35 pm 
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hobiesrock wrote:
Were you putting a factory hobie tramp in that needed that treatment? Or aftermarket. Seems some of the aftermarket use a smaller "bolt rope" which is just stupid imho.


yep, one of those single big piece mesh (not including the small rear piece) tramps that just gets laced down the side and back.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:35 am 
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A Row-B-Cat... What to do with a soft spotted boat.... cut 24 inches out of the width.... drill some oar locks

it goes pretty fast... and straight... and will take stormy weather...
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