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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:10 pm 
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I own the shop! So yeah, I knew what I was doing most of the time! :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:14 pm 
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Gotcha! Its good to be the boss (sometimes!) Im self employed too :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:28 pm 
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jack swift wrote:
EL FIN!!


That's just an incredible trailer, Jack! Especially now that it's pretty much finished and the H21 is on there.

Although it still freaks me out that the wheels are hidden behind the hulls. Makes it look like a sled. :P

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:10 pm 
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I know it looks wierd, but it is typical for hulls to be outboard of the tires on a cat trailer. What is different here is that he doesn't use crossbars to extend beyond a "frame" and the wheels. The frame itself is under the hulls. That is what allows the tires to be mounted inboard on the frame. I would bet his tires are actually pretty standard on the width measurement.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:46 am 
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Your explanation makes sense, Matt.

Guess that's what I get for not owning my own cat and always sailing from beaches. I've never had to trailer a cat. And I've never even examined a cat on a trailer up-close. :P

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:52 am 
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The frame lies under the hulls for two reasons;
1. cut down on the dirt & rocks it picks upon the road
2. if a centerboard were to magically drop in transit its not a problem
REMEMBER This trailer was meant for LONG hauls cross country, you'd hate to drive 13+ hours to get there and find out something's (censored)!
We're presently considering buying a spare mast just in case.
most people are freaked out by the fact, it has no connecting axle! the wheels are independent of one another each on its own torsion axle (like a vw bug's rear end)
Mounting hover lights along the bottom of the frame was seriously considered!!!
We're pretty tired of the thing, more sailing less tinkering!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:55 am 
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Received my overhead wire stickers from Hobie today, Thank you Hobie cat USA!
I was a little disappointed to find only ONE sticker in the package but beggars cant be choosers!
weather here is inconsistent (1" snow yesterday 60F today) but I would imagine the mast going up sometime in the next two weeks.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:04 pm 
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Jack,
Did you paint your rudders black or buy them that way?They look great!
Bill 404 21 SE

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:05 am 
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Sort of a project I've been fiddling with :wink:
Call it a trade secret. The Idea is to do the unthinkable;
Make a rudder blade lighter and stronger than an EPO
but like I said It's just a project....

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