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 Post subject: Turbo 14 Jib Halyard
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:52 am 
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Has anyone rerigged their turbo to allow removing the jib sail without demasting? Having shredded a sail and snorkel last summer I want an option other than total derigging. Any ideas or info would be greatly appreciated!


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 10:34 pm 
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Location: Ettalong Beach, Central Coast, Australia
I notice a H14 left on the beach here with the mast up that has a pulley system and the jib is not currently fitted. I was intrigued by it, but the only benefit I see is for that very situation, leaving the boat on the beach and avoiding cooking the jib in the sun. It looks simple enough to configure.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:45 am 
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Yes! All of the 14s here in Va Beach are rigged like 16s--and some like 18s. We are fortunate enough to have on-beach, mast up storage and taking the jib with us is important.

I have the measurements at home to make the new rigging, but I'll explain it first.

The easiest way to do the conversion is to get a good used set of Hobie 16 rigging. You cut the bridles, forestay and halyard down and it just attaches with a shackle. You also need to install a cheek block and cleat on the side of the mast like a 16. You raise the sail just like you do on a 16 and it takes up the slack in the rig. The only difference is that you lose the furler that is stock on the 14.

But, if you want the furler, you can get a set of rigging from an 18 and cut the bridles and forestay to fit. I used the upper pigtail from a 16 on mine with the upper furler cut off of the 18 upper pigtail. Now, the problem with this set up is that you need to get a zipper installed on the jib ala Hobie 18. That can be expensive, but it is pretty cool when it is done. I took off the stock 18 wire jib halyard and just use a very thin rope.

Hope this helps..

Dan


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:07 am 
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hey this is an old post, but what are the measurements for the jib?

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo 14 Jib Halyard
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:47 pm 
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I relaize this is an old post, however, I do believe I have aquired a Hobie 14 Turbo with this verty set up and I need to replace the jib and jib halyard. I would be interested to know more about this set up as someone had gone to the trouble to customize this cat and I would like to take advantage of the opportunity. If anyone wants to comment, I would be glad to revive the topic.

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