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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:28 am 
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Joined: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:00 am
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Hey all!
Pretty new to Hobies and sailing in general. I bought an old H16 a few weeks back. It’s a combo of 3+ different model years. I’ve taken her out a half dozen times now and have been learning a ton and having a blast doing it!

I just found a set of never used, official Hobie sails for $500 on Craigslist. I picked them up immediately. I was pretty stoked on the deal so was a little hasty in checking them out before handing over cash. After getting them home, I noticed the jib is lacking batten pockets. I’m pretty sure it is a Hobie 16 furling jib. I’ll eventually get the furling kit, but I was wondering if it’s possible to run the the furling jib without the furling kit for now? Would raise/lower like the standard jib. Sail geometry is a little off, the furling jib luff is almost a foot longer than the standard jib. I understand I may sacrifice some power without the battens, but I’m fine with that. I’d be happy to trade some speed for no hangups.

Thanks for the wealth of information!!!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:41 pm 
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Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 10:25 am
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Location: Jersey Shore
I don’t see why you won’t be able to rig it like a normal jib, but one problem I can foresee is that the jib is going to get flogged to death sitting on the beach without battens or the ability to furl. I would recommend getting a quick shackle for the clew blocks so when you get to the beach you can disconnect the clew and wrap the jib around the forestay (basically furl without a furler).


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