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 Post subject: Wave Trapeze
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:23 am 
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Joined: Sun May 27, 2007 5:42 pm
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I just downsized from the 18 to the Wave in order to teach my daughters how to sail. I had inquired at my local Hobie dealer about adding a trapeze to the boat, as I have had so much fun on the trapeze on the 18. My dealer's thoughts were the trapeze doesn't work so well on the Wave.

Does anyone have a trapeze on their Wave?? Is it worth adding on? Is the boat just not strong enough structurally for it, or is flying a hull just very hard on this boat, hence a trapeze would be impractical.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:57 pm 
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Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:47 pm
Posts: 597
Location: San Diego
I have some old 20 wires I plan to cut down to make trap wires on the wave for my kids (4 and 6). They can not possibly place enough weight on the wire to make any amount of difference, but I will never be able to use the wire. The kids really like to trap off the 20, but it will be nice to allow them to play and practice on the wave.

 Post subject: Training
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:27 am 
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Joined: Tue May 27, 2003 12:44 pm
Posts: 12031
Location: Oceanside, California
I would consider the trapeze on the Wave a simply a training tool. You can not sail single handed on it without adding a hiking stick and the rig is simply not that powerful. Great for teaching kids.

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

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