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Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates
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Author:  stringy [ Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

Hi Dave,
I see no one has answered. I sold my TI at the end of last year but I did post some pics when I did the spin install.
-it doesn’t matter if the halyard line is in the water. Keeping it tensioned will help keep it up. Chafing was never an issue either.
-I only ever stored the spin snuffed in the bag. When packing up I’d just extend the halyard by grabbing the topper and getting the slack out, undo the bag AKA straps, loosen all lines and move the bag across to the hull, stuffing it all in the drivewell and back to the seat location. That way it was quick to set up next time.
More info here:
https://www.hobie.com/au/en/forums/view ... 9&p=290170

Author:  wxup [ Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

Thanks for the reply Stringy! I see you cross the Spinnaker halyard over the Main sheets. I was afraid if I did that the lines would chafe over time and wear out. So that doesn't seem to be a problem?

So you never saw any problems storing the Spinnaker wadded up in the snuffer? The sail looks so fragile compared to other sails I have seen I was afraid not folding it neatly might cause some failures.

Author:  stringy [ Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

No problems with either chafing or the sail just stuffed into the snuffer bag. Over time the spin got much easier to snuff but showed no wear signs. It was up there with my other ‘must have’ TI accessories -haka and outboard. Whilst it did have some issues, the positives far outweighed the negatives.
It got a lot of use in the two and a half years I had it before selling.

Author:  wxup [ Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

Really appreciate the info. It looks like you bring your Spinnaker sheet directly to the swivel cam cleat at the inside of the Aka instead of through a pulley block at the outside of the Aka. I assume this lets you sheet in tighter to sail closer into the wind? Do you use it that way all the time? Any disadvantages to doing that?

Author:  stringy [ Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

Well spotted Dave.
Yes, I didn’t bother with the aka sheet pulleys mainly because they interfered with the haka and complicated set up. Used this way its probably a bit less efficient but I really didn’t notice much of a difference. I used to manually hook the sheet over the end aka bungee buttons (as seen in the goose wing sailing clip) if I wanted better downwind performance.
I found another pic that details the halyard routing. I added an eyebolt to the cargo bungee cleat to guide the halyard over the mainsheet.

Author:  beebrain [ Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

Matt. I have some parts questions.
Is it still The case that Hobie does not stock the delrin bearing for the mast topper. Lots of folks mudt loose a few of these upgrading to the longer mast topper, or other repairs.
Can you provide a part number or description for the bolt and nut in the block assemblies at Each end of the mast topper? (While you are at it, others whose bolts dropped out may have lost the sleeve and wheel of this assembly, and if Hobie has these parts, they might find them here if you list them)

Is the red plastic wind vane triangle on this topper the same item as CM7704, the bridal vane replacement?

Author:  mmiller [ Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hobie Island Spinnaker Kit Updates

Bearings: https://www.mcmaster.com/9614K52/

I am chasing down the topper drawing.

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