Return to Hobie.com

Hobie Forums

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:10 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri May 05, 2017 6:52 am
Posts: 19
Has anyone used the Hobie mast stepper on the Wave? Just wondering if it simplifies the process or does it add to the process? I sail mostly solo on a Bravo but recently purchased a Wave and plan on sailing solo with that as well....have not tried a solo mast stepping on the Wave yet. Thanks for any advice!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:17 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 12028
Location: Oceanside, California
The Wave mast is pretty easy to lift and step. The issue typically is getting the forestay pinned. The wave comes with an extra long halyard to allow you to hook it to the bridle eye strap on the bow. Once you step the mast you pull the halyard tight and tie to the downhaul cleat. This would hold it upright so you can step off the trampoline and pin the forestay.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:55 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:25 pm
Posts: 154
Location: Georgia
Would a 10 hole bridle stay adjuster help ? I haven't had the chance to try one yet.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:17 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 9:49 am
Posts: 188
Location: Eastern PA
I read that the 10-hole adjuster is recommended so you can rake the mast farther back, so that's what I have done. It doesn't change the stepping process. As already said, the mast is not that heavy and pretty easy to lift into place. Of course, that's all relative - some people will find it harder than others, and some people may need assistance. As Matt said, the key is to find a way to get the bridle into place so you can connect it to the fore stay. I didn't realize you could use the halyard - I will try that next time. It sounds easier than using an extra line, which I've been doing.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:28 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:54 am
Posts: 89
Location: Tampa, FL
I've had my Wave for about a year now and I often sail solo. I do just what Matt Miller explains. The mast is quite easy to step and the halyard is certainly long enough to use as a temporary forestay. It all works like a charm and is fast.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:14 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Fri May 05, 2017 6:52 am
Posts: 19
Thanks for everyone's input....I will try it the Matt Miller way! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:51 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:39 am
Posts: 2
Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge the mast is not that heavy and pretty easy to lift into place. Of course, that's all relative - some people will find it harder than others, and some people may need assistance. As Matt said, the key is to find a way to get the bridle into place so you can connect it to the fore stay.

_________________
surface mount assembly


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 9:49 am
Posts: 188
Location: Eastern PA
RickyTerzis wrote:
Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge the mast is not that heavy and pretty easy to lift into place. Of course, that's all relative - some people will find it harder than others, and some people may need assistance. As Matt said, the key is to find a way to get the bridle into place so you can connect it to the fore stay.


My thoughts exactly (actually lifted word-for-word) :shock: :? :o

EDIT: I guess some type of bot? Google find lots of posts by the same user name on a variety of boards, all with a similar format. Strange.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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