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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:19 am 
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http://goo.gl/PBejZ

Anyone ever seen one of these? Pictures are not very helpful.
"this is a hydrofoil retrofit kit that mounts to a hobie cat 16 sailboat that allows you to fly in 10+ knot winds. three hydrofoils. 2 self adjusting foils and one rear foil that steers and is manual adjustable lift. this kit bolts to your hobie cat 16. maufactured by HydroSail Inc. mid 90's lightweight aluminum,"

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:02 am 
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It's been done on a Hobie 18.

http://www.fastsail.com/catcobbler/


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:41 am 
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not sure if these are the same but they are listed at$1000. here

https://sites.google.com/site/hydrosail/


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:56 am 
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midweeker wrote:
not sure if these are the same but they are listed at$1000. here...
I'm pretty sure that is $1K for ONE foil- but interesting link. This is supposed to be a 3-foil system but it's not shown very well. I asked the guy to provide more pics if possible. I don't have $$$ to spend but maybe someone here is interested...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:17 pm 
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Here's what the owner/guy says...
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It attaches to the four bolts that the tramp connects to the pontoons. I can take more pictures, I'm playing with it today trying to figure out the front foil adjustments. It uses 3 ropes to control the position of the front foil. the front are self adjusting for lift but it adjust out and in like sticking your legs out or in. just another element of control. but its not refined to look at. I have no instructions except flight lessons that seem to change every 5 knots, it has some cautions at 25kts boat speed in 15kt winds. it basically says to spill the power at that point or you might break a mast.
Additional pics are here- http://goo.gl/AqgMb
I asked the guy for more overall pics, as it's hard for me to get the idea of how it fits on an H16...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:48 pm 
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if you ever wanted to be a test pilot, here's your chance.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:50 am 
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hy!
does anyone have any news on hobie-hydrofoiling?
thx


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:47 am 
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That system looks incredibly heavy and overbuilt. At some point I think you just have to build a whole new boat.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:14 am 
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I agree, but its a beginning. In the end IMHO it should work similar to this ;)
http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/n0EzxoN6emA/maxresdefault.jpg


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