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 Post subject: TORUS Capsize Prevention
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:17 pm 
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There is a Hawaiian Hobie sailor doing some interesting things to his boat. He is attempting to reduce the possibility of capsize, while making the boat more comfortable for sailors with limited mobility, or who would like more back support. he calls it the TORUSTM (Tip Over Resisting and Righting System). He has sent me an update on his progress to publish at

Take a look here:
Hobie 17 Capsize Prevention System, TORUS.

Damon Linkous

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 12:59 pm 
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Just be sure the wings are fully seated in the hulls at all times. This is not the load direction that was intended. If the wings are forced upwards at all, they will not be inside the reinforced receiver area at the bottom of the wing tube. If loaded when not fully inserted, you can crack the tube.

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