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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:23 pm 
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So Im still smiling from yesterdays first sail on my new 17 in 15 gusts to 18 knots under main and jib while ripping faster than I have in a long time in an absolutely controlled manner. I didn't even have to trap out, when does that happen? Its amazing how much more predictable and in control you are on the 17 in wind compared to my 16. SO...after the amazing few hours I sail back to the boat ramp, haul the boat and begin de-rigging. I start lowering the mast and forget (because on the 16 I never had to) to rotate the mast 90 degrees on the way down and I sheared the rivets in the mast base and it popped off. No damage to mast or base, luckily, and an easy fix but one of those thing you will do once and never forget. Hope all the newbies like myself read this before they do the same!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:56 pm 
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oh wow, thank you for post. I could totally see myself (not) doing that. Hope to have a hobie 17 this summer!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:36 pm 
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I could also see myself do the exact same thing.
Fun to find a few other HC17 newbies here.
I picked up mine in Denmark last year and a complete overhaul is taking place right now
fixing leaking wing tubes and a lot of other stuff. Also converting the boat to a hobie 17 sport
with jib, furler, bow spreader pole etc...
I sailed 2 times in oct. and nov. and i still smile...

//Mats

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