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Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! #144701
06/03/08 05:28 PM
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Welcome!

Consider this our new home to share information about the boat, racing, tuning, upcoming races and events, etc. Let's all have fun this year!! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

Bob Curry <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


"The election is over, the talking is done, Your party lost, my party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass, I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss you’re a $$.”
Liberalism = A brain eating amoeba & a failed political ideology of the 20th century!
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Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #144702
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Hi bob!

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #144703
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I copied the links to this thread so it can stay up top!
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Class: http://www.nacraclass.com/F17.htm

2008 F17 North Americans: http://www.nacraclass.com/NCW2008/north_american.htm

2007 F17 N.A.: http://nacraclass.com/NCW2007/F17/North_American.htm

Results: http://www.nacraclass.com/Final_Results.htm

Slides: http://www.nacraclass.com/F17C/f17_slide_show2.htm

Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nacraf17/sets/72157601140792800


"The election is over, the talking is done, Your party lost, my party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass, I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss you’re a $$.”
Liberalism = A brain eating amoeba & a failed political ideology of the 20th century!
Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #144704
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Are other's invited? Or just the NACRA folk? Not being snotty, actual question.


I'm boatless.
Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Karl_Brogger] #144705
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Karl,
The forum is for 17' single-handed cats, I'm sure that there will be a touch of F104 talk also.
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Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: TedZ] #144706
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Karl,
The forum is for 17' single-handed cats, I'm sure that there will be a touch of F104 talk also.
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Ted


That's what I thought, but N17 has been the topic of choice.

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #144707
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F17 Sailors: Join the Class

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Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #144708
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Key Largo, FL & Put-in-Bay, OH...
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What does the "F" stand for in the Nacra F17 name? I would assume that it means "Formula," but there is no Formula 17 Class, is there?

It is kind of confusing to me, but maybe that's just me. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Or maybe it is anticipated that there is going to be a Formula 17 class and Nacra is on the ground floor trying to get it started?

If it is not "formula," what does the "F" stand for?

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Mary] #144709
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Hi Mary,
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What does the "F" stand for in the Nacra F17 name?

F stands for F that simple

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but there is no Formula 17 Class, is there?

Not that I know of.....

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Nacra is on the ground floor trying to get it started?

No, The Nacra F17 is now the largest & most active group in the Nacra Class.

Fair Winds....
Mark
F17#727

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Mary] #144710
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Mary, I'd venture to guess that the "F" is simply a marketing gimmick for the neophytes and in actuality has nothing whatsoever to do with Formula racing. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Buccaneer] #144711
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Actually there is a formula.

Fat boys like me get a bigger shute, thats it. The main stays the same. So we have a little more help downwind, but we get no help upwind. (as a gravitationally challenged individual I gotta say I love it)

It was a marketing ploy. A genius ploy really. Not too many people use the "big boy shute" but just having that as a possiblity seems to have given the class a growth spurt.

So far the bigger shute has not helped me all that much. The other guys in the top of the fleet, Mark, Bill and Bob have nothing to fear from the forumula. Time on the tiller is a bigger advantage than the big boy shute. Most of it is mental. The shute makes the big boys think they are keeping up.

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors!_ ASK BOB [Re: erickennedy] #144712
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www.nacraclass.com/F17.htm
We have inserted a new form on the F17 Class Page.
F17 Owners may send Bob Curry a rig tuning question.

Nacra Class

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #144713
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A Hobie Cat is a small catamaran (or two-hulled) sailboat manufactured by the Hobie Cat Company of Oceanside, California, USA. Begun as a manufacturer of surf boards in the late 1950s, Hobie (named after Hobie Alter, the company's founder) began manufacturing catamaran sailboats in the late 1960s and has become the largest manufacturer of small catamarans in the world.
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Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors!_ ASK BOB [Re: Nacra_Guy] #144714
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New Slideshow over at the F17 Class page.

http://www.nacraclass.com/F17.htm

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Ted

Re: New F17 Class Web [Re: TedZ] #144715
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Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #163666
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Hi Bob : Congrats on the fine forum ! I do not know the Nacra 17 so I have a few Q for you. Can the boat be righted by a 180 lb solo sailor ? Does it have a jib ? It looks like it has a beautiful spinnaker ! What does the boat weigh ? can I get this info @ performance catamaran site ?
Please advise Bill , Brooklyn NY

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: whr241] #163683
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Hi Bill!

Here are a few answers to your questions....

The F17 with the carbon mast can be righted at your weight. The aluminum mast F17 needs a righting bag or pole to accomplish this task (I'm at 175 with alum mast and need some help!). Since we don't weigh the boats at our championships, I'll guess the boat weighs in about 320ish lbs and it is very, very solid. It does come with a jib kit/double trap setup; chat with your local dealer. There are a lot of nice used boats out there!

Thanks for stopping by the site and feel free to start a new F17 thread anytime and we'll do our best to provide you the best answers and information about the boat and how to sail it!

Regards,
Bob wink


"The election is over, the talking is done, Your party lost, my party won. So let us be friends, let arguments pass, I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss you’re a $$.”
Liberalism = A brain eating amoeba & a failed political ideology of the 20th century!
Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #163803
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Thanks for the info & welcome to the site . I'll be back ! Happy New Year ! Bill

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry] #199810
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I am fairly new to sailing, I purchased a 1983 Supercat17 two years ago. Will this be the best forum for me to monitor, ask questions and gain knowledge about handling this sailboat.

Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: jungle jim] #200320
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10 days and no response? Friendly lot over here aren't they jungle jim? frown
Trim 18cm (7.1") off your Supercat 17 and come on over to the F16 forum! smile grin


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