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 Post subject: Re: New Spinnaker Fix
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Fusioneng,I have been consistently saying (some might call it harping!) that the existing Hobie design CAN work, with just a few minor improvements (lightweight PVC tubing on the backstay, shortened battens) and in this psrfticular instznce was pointing out that moving the halyard from the backstay position to down the mast has its own problems.

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 Post subject: Re: New Spinnaker Fix
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Tony:
I know, I was just kinda saying, me throwing out all these design ideas, based on a totally different design wasn't helping much, just confusing everybody, and made matters worse that’s all.

I went into detail about my particular application just to highlight how different my setup is from everyone elses, and doesn’t apply or help solve any issues.

I’m sure you guys will get it all worked out.
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 Post subject: Re: New Spinnaker Fix
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:41 pm 
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Location: Las cruces, NM
Any news or updates to the system?
I have a 2012 TI that I just purchased. I'd like to order the spinnaker kit (made that decision before I even bought a TI) as I love to sail. Reasoning, storing my pontoon boat $$, making boat payments $300/mo, and our lake currently sitting at 3% capacity doesn't warrant a large boat any longer. I can get rid of my tow vehicle and pull a TI with my 4 cyl car. So... I sold my pontoon boat and purchased a Tandem Island last week with the intent of sailing when the wind is favorable.
Seems any newly purchased kit will have the updates, taller topper and cleat. My 2012 should have the lesser squared top and shorter batten and work better with the spinnaker halyard and the batten tangling.

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 Post subject: Re: New Spinnaker Fix
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:17 am 
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I would definately order it, nothin more fun in sailing than a spinnaker.
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 Post subject: Re: New Spinnaker Fix
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:50 am 
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What is the "lesser squared top"? I have never heard of this.

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 Post subject: Re: New Spinnaker Fix
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:08 am 
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tonystott wrote:
What is the "lesser squared top"? I have never heard of this.

I "believe" the newer hobies have more of a square top and the older ones have more of a tapered one. Not positive though. i haven't even taken my 2012 out yet. Just got it last week and water is about 49 degrees.
Here is I believe a 2010 and a 2016.
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It looks like the newer sails have a taller main batten.

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