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replacement sails #178749
05/18/09 09:56 PM
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I have an 81 hobie 16 (63929) and my sails are getting tired. I need help choosing a new set. Are the Hobie sails the best, or are there other brands that are good. How about square top? I dont race but sail very fast.
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Re: replacement sails [Re: t rischbieter] #178873
05/19/09 12:21 PM
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If your not concerned with being class legal

try chip @ whirlwind sails - easy to work with and makes a great product

www.whirlwindsails.com


Gordon

Macgregor 222
Nacra 5.5sl
E-Scow 1975 Hull #1
Re: replacement sails [Re: t rischbieter] #178997
05/20/09 09:35 AM
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Hobie's factory sails are very well built. They usually cost a bit more than aftermarket sails, are only built to IHCA class rules (i.e. no square tops) and are sold through the Hobie dealer network which, depending on your location, may be an issue.

Aftermarket sails are available from a number of sources but will vary in construction and price.

The factory jib was recut about 15 years ago (to allow more mast rake). Shroud/forestay length and block stack-up may be an issue with a '81 H16. Recommend you borrow a newer set of sails (sail number 100,000+ ?) to determine where you're at. Search this forum for additional threads on this subject.

Re: replacement sails [Re: ghhm43] #180731
06/03/09 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ghhm43
If your not concerned with being class legal

try chip @ whirlwind sails - easy to work with and makes a great product

www.whirlwindsails.com

We sell them through the online store at this site, too - click on "Online Store" in the bar at the top of this page. Same price, but it helps to support this web site.
Thanks.

Re: replacement sails [Re: Mary] #180785
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Also Jeremy at Surf City Sailing has a wonderful product for aftermarket sails for Hobies . Jeremy or Chip are the only 2 I would Recomend for price and quality.


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