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 Post subject: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:58 pm 
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When sailing with a passenger, he/she typically holds onto either the righting line or another line I keep secured to the mast. While this is helpful for maintaining some level of balance most of the time, it sometimes backfires in rough waters when the leeward hull dips underwater and the Wave slows down really quickly. This sometimes causes the passenger to fall forward, disrupting the weight distribution and sometimes leading to a pitchpole event. Any tips for creating something to prevent this?


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 Post subject: Re: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 pm 
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lbi_sailor wrote:
When sailing with a passenger, he/she typically holds onto either the righting line or another line I keep secured to the mast. While this is helpful for maintaining some level of balance most of the time, it sometimes backfires in rough waters when the leeward hull dips underwater and the Wave slows down really quickly. This sometimes causes the passenger to fall forward, disrupting the weight distribution and sometimes leading to a pitchpole event. Any tips for creating something to prevent this?

Just keep the weight distribution towards the back of the boat.


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 Post subject: Re: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:45 pm 
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sure - that's the objective. It's easy for whomever is at the helm to deal with a sudden deceleration, as he/she is holding onto the mainsheet line, which is secured to the rear of the boat. The passenger doesn't have the same luxury, so dealing with sudden deceleration from 15 knots to 3 knots is not easy when the only line they're holding on to is secured to the mast. I suppose securing a separate line to somewhere on the tramp near the rear of the boat is worth a try.


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 Post subject: Re: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:28 am 
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Why don't you just have them hold onto the shroud (side stay)? It shouldn't move much.

If you want to install an extra grab-line, you can make use of the threaded inserts on the outsides of the hull, about half-way back. Pop the plastic plugs out and find an eye of the right spacing. Tie a single line to that, or tie a chicken-line from it back to a pintle.

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 Post subject: Re: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:22 am 
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This has been covered in this video:



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 Post subject: Re: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:31 pm 
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dparker wrote:
This has been covered in this video:



Problem Solved!


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 Post subject: Re: Passenger strap
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:09 am 
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Just so your comfortable with this video being posted on a Hobie forum please watch that video again and watch the last ONE second carefully, at 1:11, in the background.

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