Return to Hobie.com

Hobie Forums

It is currently Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:28 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tangle preventer
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:05 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:27 am
Posts: 14
Another rookie question. (I hope I don't get fired of the forum :)) What is exactly the purpose of the budgie called Tangle preventer? Is it only for keeping purposes or has to be installed while sailing. See minute 4:42 of the rigging video.

https://youtu.be/VWBSySwXRtA

Thank you!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tangle preventer
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:07 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:30 pm
Posts: 627
Location: Benicia, CA
The tangle preventer is pretty much useless on a Getaway since we don't have a jib that overlaps the mast. I keep it on and use it to attach my camcorder to the mast sometimes or to bungie the main halyard coils to keep them in one spot. I also find it useful to hang my wet garments from when the mast is down and my boat is in the side yard :)

_________________
R/Thom
Triak
Getaway
BMW C600
Formerly raced F24 Mk II


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tangle preventer
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:53 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:58 am
Posts: 95
The only thing it did for me is tripping people who wanted to get onto the front tramp, so I took it out. As said before, it is pretty much useless, and I share that opinion (I don't know if anyone has a different one)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tangle preventer
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 1:20 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 11670
Location: Oceanside, California
It keeps the jib sheets from tangling with the mast base. Sometime would get hooked on the step pin's ring ding too.

It is functional, but certainly not required. You just may see a sheet hooked to the base at some point without it. Not good when you are mid tack and can't release the sheets.

_________________
Matt Miller
Director of Parts and Accessory Sales
Warranty and Technical Support
Hobie Cat USA


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group