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Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length #208730
04/17/10 12:21 AM
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We got a jib for the kid's Hobie 14. It's supposed to be a Hobie 14 jib but I've noticed it has full length batten pockets and the turbo kit comes with a roller furler. Was there ever a non-furling 14 jib? Since I'm doing the conversion myself, how long are the bridle wires on the turbo 14? Of course if this isn't a real 14 jib then the wire length will probably be wrong anyway.

John

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Re: Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length [Re: John_C] #208732
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Hi John
The measurement should be 1540 from bearing point on the eyelet to the other eyelet
Below is from the class rules
"Bridle length shall not be shorter than 60-7/8 in.(154.62 cm) pin to pin."
Hope this helps
Richard

Re: Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length [Re: self_inflicted] #208736
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To my knowledge the 14 never had full length battens.


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Re: Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length [Re: JACKFLASH] #208737
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Originally Posted by JACKFLASH
To my knowledge the 14 never had full length battens.


I sold mail order jib kits for the 14 in the '70s. They had full length battens because we just copied the 16.

I hope it isn't one of those. They really sucked and I apologize to anyone that bought one.


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Re: Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length [Re: self_inflicted] #208756
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Thanks, I didn't think to look in the class rules because for most of the parts they just say has to come from Hobie.

John

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Hi John
The measurement should be 1540 from bearing point on the eyelet to the other eyelet
Below is from the class rules
"Bridle length shall not be shorter than 60-7/8 in.(154.62 cm) pin to pin."
Hope this helps
Richard

Re: Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length [Re: John_C] #208759
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When I think of Hobie turbo's I can remember when I first started sailing in Palm Beach 20 plus years ago. I'd see Jack Sammons rig his Hobbie 14 Turbo under the Blue Herron Bridge on blustery days and go blowing out towards the inlet.

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Re: Hobie 14 turbo bridle wire length [Re: TheManShed] #208798
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Originally Posted by TheManShed
I'd see Jack Sammons rig his Hobbie 14 Turbo under the Blue Herron Bridge on blustery days and go blowing out towards the inlet.


Actually, Jack was one of those who bought my jib kit. Davy Rodgers, Jack and I started a "Super 14" class and sailed at the NAMSA Mid Winters at MYC that way in 1973. We also had a trapeze. This was the fore runner of the Turbo that came out about 1977, I think.

I wonder if you saw jack with my jib?

We found the trapeze improved the perforance more than the jib. Upwind, the jib didn't help much. On a reach it did.

In retrospect, the full battens were a mistake on both the 16 and our Super 14.


Jack Woehrle
Hobie Wave #100, Tiger Shark III
HCA-NA 5022-1
USSailing 654799E
Alachua FL/Put-In-Bay

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