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 Post subject: Bravo slippery sitting
PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:32 am 
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Often times sailing the Bravo I find my body "slipping" back towards the stern....even though I use the foot straps. Has anyone applied any non-slip type material to the top of each hull (rear portion) to prevent this slippage? Any ideas/suggestions would be welcome and greatly appreciated....including the best materials and adhesive for this purpose. I was thinking of possibly using the Wave blue seat material.


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Check out tradisrad's solution here: https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=57337


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:02 am 
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I've never considered the slipping to be that much of an issue until recently flying downwind whilst hanging on for dear life. I might consider doing something similar. I would look at using some closed cell EVA foam - same stuff they use on SUPS and surf boards. It's everywhere these days, in loads of colours and relatively cheap.

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Purchased some closes EVA cell foam from Agenda Surf. Worked out very well just make sure you order the adhesive for "plastic". I would post a picture but I cannot figure out how to....


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:45 am 
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I've used a H16 rail kit to upgrade my Bravo and T2, works really great. I don't have a photo of my Bravo but here is my T2.
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