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tunning hobie 18

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I have just being given the use of a old and heavy Hobie 18. can anyone give me some tips on how to make it go a bit better. I race against Nacra 5-8, I know Icannot get near them but also race against hobie 16's and only beat them by 5 min.

Could any one help me

Bill King

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Hobie Victoria has a basic set up of a hobie 18 to get you up into the fleet. www.hobiecat.asn.au/ goto Victoria on the "links" follow the link "Tips" and then Hobie 18 Rigging and tuning.

Fairly basic but a good starting point.

Hope it helps, they are a great boat in all conditions, even thouogh, yes they are a bit heavy!!!!!! Anyone else with tips ??

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Gday Piggy,

You're probably doing alright already if your beating 16s by 5 minutes since there's only a few points difference in the yardstick rating anyway. Many 18s don't get that far ahead.

Also there's alot of different tuning pages to be found in the net for hobies, just use a search engine with some appropriate terms and you'll be flooded with lots of good info and a little rubbish too!

Cheeers Phil

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