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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:03 pm 
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I purchased the Hobie kit this past winter and did a lot of research on the install but it seemed there were no good instructions and everyone complained about the Hobie supplied instructions that left a lot to be desired. I read all the posts on spinnaker install and took notes on everyone's experiences which I tried to include in my own install. I found reference to instructions for install that were originally drafted by OttawaDave a few years back but I don't think they were ever posted anywhere. I contacted Dave and he emailed his instructions to me. They were very comprehensive and included lots of pictures. I have since updated them to include my own experience and advice. A copy of the instructions can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zx0 ... sp=sharing

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Good on you for posting the instructions!!! I had my dealer install the spinkit on my new Getaway before delivery. It saved a lot of grief.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:21 pm 
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That was nicely done, Keith.

I'm sure that folks who follow and buy the Hobie kit will be appreciative.

I can't help but say, though, that the complexity and expense of this kit is unnecessary if all you want is a spinnaker on the boat. Using the existing mast hound and the existing front crossbeam instead of a sprit makes it possible to install a modest (100+ sq ft) asymspin with little or no effort. Doesn't take away from your effort, though; so kudos.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:25 pm 
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It's really not that hard. The worst part is trying to figure out where everything goes and how to route the lines. Decent instructions and pictures make that so much easier. Well, that and bending the new mast tang to fit nice and snug. Otherwise it's just about 20 rivets which I had never done before. Bought a rivet tool online for like $40 and practiced the riveting first on some scrap aluminum. Once I got the hang of it, no problems.

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Used parts for sale. All original from 2002 Getaway. All showing their age but functional. Just pay shipping.
- Main and jib ---- SOLD.
- Main trampoline
- Wing seat covers
- shrouds


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:39 pm 
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I like the Hobie spinkit. Not complicated at all and the snuffer system works like a charm. I also like the idea of the bridle to support the spinnaker pole.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:04 pm 
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I originally installed my halyard spring block on the spin pole (step 7, option b) because I liked the idea of drilling less in my crossbar and I liked the look more. However, I kept having problems with the spin halyard getting tangled around the top of the jib when furling. I have since moved it to the crossbar (step 7, option a) and it works perfectly.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:19 pm 
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Nice job! And thank you for sharing!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:26 am 
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dksailor wrote:
I originally installed my halyard spring block on the spin pole (step 7, option b) because I liked the idea of drilling less in my crossbar and I liked the look more. However, I kept having problems with the spin halyard getting tangled around the top of the jib when furling. I have since moved it to the crossbar (step 7, option a) and it works perfectly.


It seems to be working out fine for me so far. Wonder what is different in our setups that caused your tangling issue. Maybe my halyard spring block is further forward or aft.

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- Main and jib ---- SOLD.
- Main trampoline
- Wing seat covers
- shrouds


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:30 am 
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morningsinger wrote:
Nice job! And thank you for sharing!


I can't take the credit. OttawaDave wrote the original. I just added to it and posted it. I never would have spent the time if I had to start from scratch.

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Used parts for sale. All original from 2002 Getaway. All showing their age but functional. Just pay shipping.
- Main and jib ---- SOLD.
- Main trampoline
- Wing seat covers
- shrouds


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Matt Miller, why doesn't Hobie buy this document from OttawaDave and or Keith and include it/post it? It's approximately 1 million times better than the single page instruction, hand drawn, that came with my spin kit from the factory.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:16 am 
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My Hobie dealer gives out copies of the instructions. You would think that Hobie would make the effort to supply coherent instructions with their products.


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