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  1. Tony Barber

    Hobbie 17 Sport parts needed

    Hi I have a hobbie 17 sport that i need beams for. wouild anyone have any parts laying around or know where I might be able to find some. Thanks in advance
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    The sheet runs from side stay to code 0 to side stay and i can flaten it right of. Note the jib and spinaker cleats
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    So the new boat foam sandwich hulls std jib, main and furling 16m2 furling code 0. With fishing rod holders lol. Biggest secret suport underneath the bowsprit with wire bridge to keep it straight and 32mm 3mm wall spreader bar between front hulls. If you cant keep the code 0 stay straight it doesnt make any power to windward. It is the most important thing. Furling is also a pain in the butt if you cant keep front stay straight I made a lightweight spinaker pole out of ali with stay quick clips. When not in use clip on side stay and push up clip on again. Todays sail sub 10knt winds 2 up hard on the wind doinh about 10knts. Any sort of reach the speed is awesome. Code 0 i only use up to 18knt MAX even 2 up its scary as shit. I have ended up with fast light wind boat that i can fish of. I normally tow a skirted lure or something for fun and like doing enduro adventure sails. Jib drops by halyard code 0 furls point into the wind and hover i caught a 68cm Dhu fish.
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    Our next project will be a 16 to 18 ft trimaran. windy 14 hulls for outriggers and a planing hull for the centre that we will build out of foam sandwich. Shallow long dagger board. got a carbon fibre mast of a skiff and sails. It will be a fast boat, need it in the water for the around carnac island race from jervious bay in about 9 months. looking for a trophy
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    ok biggest wind ive pulled the sail out in is about 18knots, mast still ok, i was toying with the idea of a second set of side stays as I have the gear laying around to do that. mast is raked as per super sloop. 1 thing i am going to do is put a spreader bar underneath the bowsprit to get the flex out of it. I just used a bit of 30mm diameter 3mm wall std ali pipe. will take more picsw later in the week just need to finish putting boat back together. got tied up yesterday, my dad found a foam sandwich windy with a second mast and mylar sails for $550 what a bargain. I really need to re assemble boat to take pics and get measurements. It will happen this week as its on like donkey kong with me and dad next weekend. Hes running a jib of a 20ft cat as a genoa, not furling ;/ . see what happens. I also score a jib of a 20ft cat so i think second set of side stays will be a must. Id much prefer to go sailing on the <12 knot days with big sails. faster smoother and just more fun
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    ok bit flat out today, but the pic above shows a sail with to much belly. No good for up to the wind. when i ordered my sail i stipulated the depth 20cm from memory this way I can go hard on the wind while still getting the bow lift from having the leech shorted than the luff. Got uni assignment to finish today, putting boat together tommorow
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    Ok, I had to go back to the drawing board and build another boat, one reason or another i gave the old eagle back to the bloke I bought it of. My new windy is a barn find, Foam sandwich non bulkhead model 14ft windrush $100 needed a mast. Thanks to facebook and peoples generosity, it now has a hobie 14ft cat mast and 2 secondhand mylar mainsails of a 14ft racing skiff. 1 square top, one normal. havent found a jib yet, but dont know whether id bother with std one more likeley to buy new 6m2 one for 200 from china. I had to make a new tramp and hopefully will be back int the water this weekend. Total spend including new foresail, furler and windy is <$600 pretty resourceful hey. Anyway before i got rid of the old boat we did a few trail days with other windys. one standard and one with a 6.5m2 jib, pretty much genoa. 5 to 15knots optimum sailing with big sails or its to scary. Skipper only on all windys. Standard boat had lighter skipper and in any sailing direction my boat speed was pretty much at least twice as fast. I could pull on the foresail hard and head just as high to the wind as any other boat at far greater speed. Hard on the wind, the boat with the 6.5m2 jib was pretty simular speed, any other direction I was gone. I got game one day 15 to 18 knot winds, final reech leg, I thought stuff it flicked of the furler rope lock and grabbed a big handful of sheet rope, well stuff me felt like the boat lifted out of the water a foot and shot of. I have never ever seen a windy go so fast. Using the ronstan furler and 5mm rope i had plenty of drum space and a big lean forward big handfull of rope and rip it back away effortlessly. Its that easy to furl, when tacking I found it easier to furl it as i come around and then let it go easier way to get it around the front stay. good tension on the insail stay of the code 0 is crutial for easy furling. Ill take some pics and measurements as i put my new boat back together over the weekend for anyone that is interested in doing it them selves. New boat name "Bring it 600", then of to Geraldton to chase down some hobbie 16's for shits and gigs.
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    Idea is to get to sail to then perfect shape to use as light wind genoa and bow lift(which it does well), then send it back to china and get them to make a few more for fellow club members as i believe 4 boats makes a racing class. And if anyone else wants them to suit a windy i can give them contact details. Saturday morning is 10 to 12 knot easterly till lunch perfect wind conditions. so i get a good idea on what the re-cut sail does
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    You can crank it flat heading windward and the boat speed is awesome, just the shity cut on the back
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    yeah i have it is a real apparent stuff up. sail was ment to be a light wind genoa, all the sail sits well accept the last 6 inches just flaps in the wind no matter how its sheeted or what dirrection you are headed according to the wind.
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    its pretty rigid a 3mm stay from front to back will make it pretty strong. But yeah point taken. I always knew i was going to have to address strength as im not just using it for downwind.
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    No that is its sail number. Shes a pretty special old boat with history. It was made to promote windrush sales overseas. It spent quite a bit of time on display in England and USA. Then in storage. Story has it that it was made for the manifacturers dad who was an avid West Coast Eagles supporter. The sail is getting a bit old now and its not the normal one I use, but i used it on the first few days out as it is a bit "pretty" compared to the Orange one i normaly use. For the sprit i was just going to put a 4 or 5" high stand pointing down directly below stays that attach to front of hulls, and make spreader stay underneath sprit that goes from front to back of sprit, light weight and it will never move again. Lucky I have swage crimp press. I will attach some close up pics of riggin and sprit when i get home this arvo
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    weather dependant, will be making GO Pro video next weekend, with a couple of boats out to show difference in boat speed
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    Yeah I dont Know what happened with the cut it is a beautiful sail but instead of a straight cut rear edge in has a rounded cut that fold the last 5 inches of sail back on itself. When sheeted hard the rest of the sail pulls down like a massive jib accept for that flap. Which introduced drama at high winds trying to run it as a reefed sail. The flap became a violent flap. So luckily one of the fellas in our club has a mate who has a zig zag sewing machine, so its of to get a sail mod this week and try again on the weekend. More days out will give me more results, but the wind yesterday was violent gusting to 25 knots. I dropped the foresail of and was reeching up and down out on the wire standing on the back corner of w14 loving life, teeting on the point of nose dive screaming along, then copped a gust and got catapulted over the top of the mast as the front went under lol..........Thats living. had an absolute fat time. Reefing worked so well, smooth and easy in and out. Sprit is 40mmx3mm wall, i am going to make spreader underneath sprit, to stop it bending so much in big wind. having said that you can lift whole boat up from front of sprit
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    Roller reef code 0 on windrush

    Wow what a different boat. Sail was really well made accept the put a belly on the leech that makes no sense what so ever. I am getting local bloke to trim and reshape the leech. Furler...Works awesome. Easy of use awesome singleman operation Sheet rope ran from sail to side stay pulley then attached cam cleat slider the same as jib one next to the jib. Day 1 sea trial 5 to 7knots unbeleavable amount of difference, sail was usable on all tacks including to windward. Nose was lifted out of water by sail. No weather helm on rudders. Day 2 sea trial 15knots plus, pulled sail out on a reach, wasn't game to cleat it, let main go almost and I was truly scared lol with a big handful of foresail. It was way to windy. In conclusion peftect sail for <10-12Knots and single handed operation adds so much boat speed on all tacks. Looking for some milder Days. Maybe Geraldton YC next weekend if not to windy, rounding up some H 16'S
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