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Comp Tip Conversion Status: Is it still done much? #18676
04/17/03 02:02 AM
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Jeff Peterson Offline OP
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I have all aluminum masts for my '77 &'78 H-16s. I personally would never consider putting a comp tip on them, and since I don't compete, its no problem.

But I'm wondering if conversions to comp tips is done much anymore, since Hobie is no longer doing them for free?


Jeff Peterson
H-16 Sail #23721
Big Marine Lake, MN
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Re: Comp Tip Conversion Status: Is it still done much? [Re: Jeff Peterson] #18677
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Its not to difficult to do yourself. All you need is a drill and a hacksaw.

Then some sealant.

Re: Comp Tip Conversion Status: Is it still done much? [Re: MauganN20] #18678
04/18/03 05:02 PM
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The upgrade only cost $196.20 and takes about an hour, at the most!!!

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Brad Stephens
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Re: Comp Tip Conversion Status: Is it still done much? [Re: Jeff Peterson] #18679
04/22/03 10:43 AM
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They seem to be done hit and miss in my experience (which isn't overly broad). I bought an H16 without the comptip and opted not to make the conversion. I don't race class and those that I do race with aren't overly concerned. Maybe because I'm not very fast...

Anyway, the comptip degrades in the UV over time and needs to be replaced. In addition, its just plain weak. If you don't race where a comptip is mandated, don't do it.

John
Palmdale, CA
H16

Re: Comp Tip Conversion Status: Is it still done much? [Re: unlvrebel] #18680
04/23/03 02:37 AM
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Has anyone gone the opposite route of putting older all-aluminum masts on newer boats that only came with comp tips as original equipment?


Jeff Peterson
H-16 Sail #23721
Big Marine Lake, MN

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