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 Post subject: Hobie 17 spinnaker
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:24 pm 
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I know there have been several threads dealing with the use of a spinnaker on the not-so-modern H17, but I'm just curious:

Has anyone done it? I'm not talking about hooters, or reachers, but all out spinnakers?

I know I read something on here once about how it would be too much load on the comptip, etc... but if nobody has done it yet, I don't see how that is clear.

I can fabricate the spin pole / bag and set up everything etc., and I would probably try and get an old used Nacra F17 spinnaker (tons of F17s around here) or a spin from another smaller beach cat or H16, etc.

Just wondering if it's do-able. I've been going out on a Marstrom tornado a lot lately, equipped with spin... holy (censored)! you haven't lived until you've gone out in above 15 on a tornado with the kite up.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:18 am 
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Location: Raleigh, NC
I've done it and the comptip held just fine. I put a Nacra F18 snuffered spin on a 1985ish H17.

Trey Brown
2006 N20 1017
1998 H16 102698 ftw!

 Post subject: Reacher
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:37 pm 
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Posts: 539
Location: League City, TX
I used the stock Sport foil and furler with a 78 sq ft reacher and blocks 18" off rear crossbar. Worked REAL good.


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