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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:09 am 
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Two questions:
Does anyone have any pictures/diagrams of for setting up the cascading downhaul system?
Is there anything to be aware of when moving the rotator above the boom?


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 am 
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You can see the systems from the Wildcat in the parts guide online here:https://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/wildcat-part-guide-201705.pdf?_ga=2.245532996.1947164500.1525706207-46684098.1524004451 (page 23 has a very clear diagram) - you can rig a H20 the same. Just need a couple of extra pulleys and cleats on the side of the mast.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:20 am 
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Is there a specific distance that those top blocks need to be mounted up the mast?


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:00 pm 
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Aussie7496 wrote:
Is there a specific distance that those top blocks need to be mounted up the mast?


They aren't mounted on the mast - they're attached to the foot of the main via a shackle - they go down with the sail as it comes down. Look at the diagram. It's very easy to use - you pre-load the double blocks with the larger rope that going into the cleats on either side of the mast. that is a 16:1 system. Works awesome on the Wild Cat and Tiger. I've never rigged one on an H20 but I'm sure other's can chime in.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:43 am 
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Class rules prevent more than an 8:1 purchase on the downhaul:
(Hobie 20 Class Rules)
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3.2 Mainsail downhaul purchase shall not exceed
8:1 purchase. The downhaul line must cleat on
the mast or foot of the sail and may be rigged in
any manner. "Cam" cleats are legal.


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