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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:34 am 
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I've ordered a 2017 Getaway, the boat is in stock...just waiting on the spinnaker kit to arrive and be installed by the dealer. Has anyone else pulled the trigger on a 2017?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:27 pm 
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Last week I ended my search for the proper boat and ordered a 2017 Getaway from my local dealer.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Yayyy!!! I'm not alone. Hobie must be selling a few...???


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:18 pm 
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Rob, I am still waiting on my Getaway to arrive. Did you take possession of your Getaway? Have you had a chance to take her sailing and if so what are your first impressions of how she sails?

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:00 pm 
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The boat is in stock and the spin kit just arrived. I'll have to zoom to Toronto some time next week to pick it up.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:50 am 
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The new Getaway is now at the cottage. Spent a bit of time at the dealer to see how the spinnaker kit is set up. I took lots of pictures for a trouble free install of the lines, etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:17 am 
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Very nice. Would love to add the spinaker kit to my 2016 Getaway. Please post pics of the spinaker deployed when u get around to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:20 pm 
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I believe there are some images of Getaways flying Hobie spinnakers in other spinnaker threads here on the forum. If I come across them again, I'll post the links.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:15 am 
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wanderoo222 wrote:
Very nice. Would love to add the spinaker kit to my 2016 Getaway. Please post pics of the spinaker deployed when u get around to it.


No offense, but you can fit a spin to your Getaway for 1/3 the cost of the Hobie Kit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1WnOryirzM

You can get a new spin made via "supersailmakers" who is in FL for $530 (I just got a quote)...18' luff; 16' leach; 12' foot; and SMG of 9.5' with three grommets built in for snuffing.

You can make a snuffer ring by bending plastic conduit with a heat gun and attaching a roll of cloth for the tube.

You will need a Ronstan swivel ($90) to attach above the jib hound. You will need a block for the halyard ($30). You will need two ratchet blocks ($150) for attaching to the rear seat posts. You will need a supply of line for attaching the snuff points ($5); you will need 50 feet of line for the sheets ($30); you will need 40 feet of line for the halyard ($30). You'll need a short line for the guy.

Plus, this system is MUCH simpler to use.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:29 pm 
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I prefer the Hobie designed spinkit.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:43 pm 
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That's OK with me. I just prefer to design a spin for the boat I sail(ed), not repurpose a kit made for a different boat (I also like to save money). And, I don't like having to set up a sprit and take it down before and after each sail. Also, since I don't trust the comptip; this spin is less stress on the mast and less weight. I also like to make colorful spinnakers. I suppose if you are intending to participate in Hobie regattas with a Getaway-the hobie kit would be the way to go.

Like I said, it is OK to do with your boat what you want to do with your boat--it is your boat after all. I'm happy to have sailed a Getaway and happier to have sold it so I can get a trimaran.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Does the new spinaker Kit match the new sail colors?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:26 pm 
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I don't know but I got the yellow spinnaker so it should work nicely.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:50 pm 
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tpdavis473 wrote:
You can get a new spin made via "supersailmakers" who is in FL for $530 (I just got a quote)...18' luff; 16' leach; 12' foot; and SMG of 9.5' with three grommets built in for snuffing.


That's a nice looking chute! And yeah, much simpler. It adds half an hour to my setup when I put on my sprit and chute.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:18 pm 
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That's a nice looking chute! And yeah, much simpler. It adds half an hour to my setup when I put on my sprint and chute.


I'm not sure I would get a spinnaker without a bow sprint and snuffer. At that point your sacrificing a lot of performance for ease. I do have days where I don't bother with the spinnaker cause I'm feeling lazy, but then I always wish I had put it on.


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