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 Post subject: Spinnaker Blunt End Cap
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:06 pm 
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:shock: I just recently became aware of this new requirement.

12.2 Only bowsprits supplied by a HOBIE CAT
COMPANY are class legal. The bowsprit shall
have a blunt end cap fitted.
The bowsprit shall
be fixed on the longitudinal centre line of the
boat as provided by the manufacturer. Supporting
wires/lines may be shortened, lengthened,
mounted and/or rigged in any manner. Additional
blocks/cleats for spinnaker running gear
and jib luff control as well as snuffer type systems
may be mounted on the bowsprit.

So, wanting to do this right with NA's only a few days away, I looked it up.
What is a blunt end cap anyway?
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=blunt :shock:
How am I going to get one of those through customs? :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:02 pm 
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I have it from a solid source that you can pick up one of those when you get over the border, eh!.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:52 pm 
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The stock end cap as supplied by Hobie Cat is a "blunt end cap" for the purposes of the class rule.

The rule is meant to prevent "spearing" injuries caused by a cut away pole.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:11 pm 
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I lost mine. Same with the boom. I should replace those, it just looks rugged with out them. Like it should be parked outside of a rusting trailer home next to a 84' Camaro in primer grey.


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Tape it inside the spin pole, then cover it with the blunt cap

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:13 am 
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The rules dont say it has to be the original HC blunt cap, so probably a piece of cork should do, but you cant smoke it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:04 am 
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Is this rule still applicable under the new ISAF rules? I wanted to run a open cap that allowes the tack to run out the end of the pole. It is a rounded aluminum piece similar to the Infusion.
Will this be class legal?

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