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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:30 am 
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I am reviving a 1995 H-20 and it seems that many H-20 sailors have moved to Tigers. I used to race 20's in the late 90's and they were on the upswing. What is the deal?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:07 am 
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The Midwest and Northern Cali regions still have a lot of H20's racing. We reguarly have 12+ at regattas in Kansas and Oklahoma. The coastal regions appear to be focusing on spin boats.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:55 am 
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put a spinnaker on it then!!!!!! haahaha


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:15 pm 
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It does seem like the coastal areas haev a lot of spinnaker boats. I dont' know how they do it. We are 15+ knots here all the time. It seems like the boats would be more of a handful with a spinnaker.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:43 pm 
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it is a lot to handle with the spin, but i would never go back. i was a little apprehensive about it cause of the comp tip but there haven't been any problems. makes me actually WANT to go out in <10 knots. ahaha


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:36 am 
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I used to run a P-19 spinnaker on my old boat. So why have so many people moved away from the 20's?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:02 pm 
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If you sail 20's in the midwest we have a great turnout every regatta. Usually 12 to 20 boats. Lots of great sailors too.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:15 pm 
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We have at least eight Hobie 20s in the Miami area. Unfortunately only 4 of them race with any regularity. Another active H-20 owner from Miami just moved to Atlanta. There are several other active H-20s around the state of Florida. I am trying to build the fleet down here in Miami. I have had my 1993 boat for 13 years and still think it is a great boat. I don't know what else I would buy if I decided to switch.

We have one guy who needs a good used mainsail for his boat. Anybody have one they want to part with?

We had four H-20 is our fleet race last week. You can read the account if you want here. http://www.catsailor.com/forums/showfla ... Post116303[url][/url]
We had problems with a big storm. Three of the four H-20s went over, including mine.

John McKnight
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CABB Forum: http://www.catsailor.com/forums/postlis ... Board=CABB


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:35 pm 
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Xanderwess has a 20 main listed in the classified section on this for

here: http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=7597


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:39 am 
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ledfoot2, we are looking for you!

Join www.hc20.org, the site for Hobie 20 sailors!

-Paul

pbommersbach@sio.midco.net

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:39 am 
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The spins look like alot but actualy settle the boat down in big wind. Boat gets smoother and the bows get more lift. After a season and a half my wife is hooked on flying the kite. If you spin rig the 20 then you carry the same rating as the tiger.

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