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 Post subject: Tension for wires
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:00 pm 
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I have my '88 Hobie 16 for a few years now. I am a casual sailor and have always just used the holes the looked the most worn when stepping my mast. Can someone tell me the proper way to check and change the tension on the forestay and side stays? The forestay I would always makeas tight a possible. I just read a post the metions one side whould be at the top hole when stepping the mast. I always had the sides half way down when stepping it. Maybe I am doing the whole process incorrect.
Is there directions somewhere for this entire process or would someone be willing to write it for me.

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Hopwilly


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:15 pm 
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The more mast rake you can run the better your H16 is going to perform. You will point better and the boat will have less tendency to pitchpole!! I would put your forestay in the top hole and the sire shrouds down as far as they will go on the chainplates. You read somewhere that one side shroud should be in the top hole when stepping the mast, this is because you need the slack in you rig for the forestay to reach. Once the mast is up pull on the tripwire on the side that need to be tensioned and pull the slack out and pin the shroud down lower, reverse for de-masting . The H16 performance manual is a good book that talks about how to rig you boat for speed, I know I know your just a casual sailor but it is still more fun to go faster. Let me know if I can help you out in any way!

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Brad Stephens
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:05 am 
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Thanks for the help. It will try that out.


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 Post subject: Good tip, Brad!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:20 am 
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I didn't know that!
I'll try it next time too.
Cheers,
Nick

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