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 Post subject: Hobie T2 Mast Rake
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:47 am 
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Just took delivery of our "new" 2014 T2. In setting the mast, we found significant mast rake even with the forestay/furler connection and both shrouds on their tightest/lowest hole. There is still a little play in the rigging, but no room to tighten any further at this point. I would estimate there is 15-20 degrees mast rake. We're going sailing this afternoon to see how she handles, but curious what others experience with rake on their boats.

M Lindley

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie T2 Mast Rake
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:42 am 
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15 to 20 degrees? Something is terribly wrong. Look at the Hobie catalog photos of the T2 - you'll never see more than maybe 3 to 5 degrees of rake. I don't think you could stand the weather helm at 15 to 20, if you could even keep the mainsail clew off the tramp deck.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie T2 Mast Rake
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:04 am 
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I had to shorten my jib/forstay 9.5in to get my rigging tight, I started at 6in but it was still loose. Now I have full adjustment both ways.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie T2 Mast Rake
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:53 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback...

Buxton, how did you shorten your forestay? I'm already on the lowest hole with the clevis pin.

ML


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie T2 Mast Rake
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:37 pm 
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I had to cut the wire shorter and re-swage it . First I cut off the originals at the top of the short cable where it connects at the mast.
Then I installed new crimp collars on the cable, reusing the original loop support. Like I stated, I shortened it 6in, it was tight but not adjustable so I went another 3.5in (9.5 total) so now if I'm in the top hole of forestay adjuster, I'm in the top hole of my shrouds = max rake forward, and how I like to sail for more lift on our small lake. If I'm in the bottom hole of forestay, I can lower the shrouds for power when I go to Erie and have waves.
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Past: 81' 14T
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 Post subject: Re: Hobie T2 Mast Rake
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:09 pm 
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Buxton,

Thank you for the guidance on shortening the forestay to correct severe mast rake. Not sure why Hobie would provide a forestay that's clearly too long?

MLindley


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