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 Post subject: Luff track
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Took the Hobie 21 out on its maiden voyage this weekend had a major issue with the sale pulling out of the left rack super bummed is there still aluminum luff rack available? Mmiller? Also when the sale is fully hoisted only an inch or two of the cell looks like an interest the aluminum section of the luff track also the Boom is six or more inches longer than the bottom of the sale is it possible this is the wrong sale for this boat it looks like a 21 sale because it has a very small sale number


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 Post subject: Re: Luff track
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:08 am 
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1) Luff track issues:
The bolt rope on your sail needs to be beefed up. Once this is done the sail will pull out less often. When raising the sail be sure there isn't too much load on the sail, especially from the boom. Make sure to raise the sail all the way so that the top of the sail sits in the aluminum luff track section.

You could buy aluminum luff tracks to replace your plastic tracks, but it would probably cost you a few hundred dollars...

2) Sail foot length:
There is a bit of extra boom room to allow the sail to cleanly furl without snagging the battens on the topping lift.


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 Post subject: Re: Luff track
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 am 
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There is aluminum at the top. It is critical to get full hoist and full halyard tension using the 3:1 system.

Unhook the tack to get full hoist.

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 Post subject: Re: Luff track
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:26 pm 
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This is a Hobie 21 sport Cruiser I don't think you can unhook the tack. I bought an extra section of aluminum track,
hopefully I can replace part of plastic track with this


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 Post subject: Re: Luff track
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Yes you can unpin the tack to get more hoist. Then when downhauled... re-pin. It just helps get the sail higher.

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I worked on the design team, wrote the manual and did the rigging videos. Watch the video on Youtube so you can go full screen. Kinda hard to see the halyard system in this old video, but may help.



Shown in the manual (Page 20): https://static.hobiecat.com/digital_assets/21SC_Manual.pdf#page=22

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 Post subject: Re: Luff track
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:30 pm 
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Good tip I'll loosen the tack, I didn't realize you could do that.


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 Post subject: Re: Luff track
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:43 pm 
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I ended up adding a second section of aluminum luff track. The Halyard has to be super tight to get the sail into the top luff track.

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