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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:05 am 
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Does an 89 Hobie 14 require the teflon washers at the base of its mast? Also, never having raised the once broken mast ever, how tight do the cables need to be? Shroud, forestay...?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:30 am 
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Yup....it needs a mast bearing.

This is a "regular" H14 (not Turbo), right? If so, there's no need for the rig to be tight. In fact, the hot shots run them so loose that the mast has to be lashed down to the main beam so that it can't pop out of the step during a capsize. See Bob Curry's tuning guide

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:41 am 
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Right, not a turbo. Just a simple h14 from 1989. going out for my first sale ever in any boat and first time with this boat. Thanks for helping

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:07 am 
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FYI....Nothing magic about the mast bearing....it's there just to minimize wear as the ball of the mast base rotates inside the cup of the mast step.

Good luck with your maiden voyage!

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