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#144701 - 06/03/08 04:28 PM Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors!  
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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="" />

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#144702 - 06/03/08 07:17 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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Hi bob!

#144703 - 06/07/08 05:56 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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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


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Liberalism = A brain eating amoeba & a failed political ideology of the 20th century!
#144704 - 06/12/08 04:49 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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Are other's invited? Or just the NACRA folk? Not being snotty, actual question.


I'm boatless.
#144705 - 06/12/08 06:54 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Karl_Brogger]  
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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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#144706 - 06/12/08 08:53 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: TedZ]  
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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.

#144707 - 06/13/08 11:35 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  

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#144708 - 07/06/08 01:56 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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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?

#144709 - 07/06/08 02:45 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Mary]  
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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
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#144710 - 07/06/08 07:22 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Mary]  
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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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#144711 - 07/10/08 05:37 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Buccaneer]  
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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.

#144712 - 07/13/08 06:59 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors!_ ASK BOB [Re: erickennedy]  
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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

#144713 - 08/26/08 10:31 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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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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#144714 - 09/04/08 05:03 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors!_ ASK BOB [Re: Nacra_Guy]  
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New Slideshow over at the F17 Class page.

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

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Ted

#144715 - 09/30/08 06:56 PM Re: New F17 Class Web [Re: TedZ]  
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#163666 - 12/30/08 12:58 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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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

#163683 - 12/30/08 07:25 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: whr241]  
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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


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#163803 - 12/31/08 11:38 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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Thanks for the info & welcome to the site . I'll be back ! Happy New Year ! Bill

#199810 - 01/02/10 09:31 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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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.

#200320 - 01/12/10 04:18 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: jungle jim]  
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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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#200580 - 01/16/10 05:23 AM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: jungle jim]  
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Jungle jim,

I say ; watch the main catsailor forum and ask your questions there. You are more likely to make contact with (former) supercat 17 sailors there.

Other then that let your eye wander over to the F16 and F17 forums now and then and pick up some specific info related to single handing a beach catamaran.

That seems to be the best approach based on what I know about the forums at catsailor.

Regards,

Wouter


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#201133 - 01/23/10 10:30 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Buccaneer]  
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WHoooHOOOO,
Lookingforward to taking delivery of my New F17 in the next week or so... Where can i get sometuning tips???
Thanks,
Leigh
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#201135 - 01/23/10 10:40 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: MonkeyBoy]  
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Awesome Leigh, Did you get wings?
This will be my next boat after I learn how to sail with a spin.
I was thinking FX-one, but now they (Nacra Australia) are fitting wings, I'm 99% sold on the Idea.
Bob Curry seems to have all the tricks.
[edit] I've done a copy and paste job for you Leigh [edit]

Last edited by engineer; 01/23/10 10:45 PM.

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#201139 - 01/23/10 11:41 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: engineer]  
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Heya Mate,
Not sure where the "wings" came from, i think they are probably an after-market add-on... The class rules are yet to be established here but, (i believe) that to keep things consistent we'll go down the path of doing the same as the U.S.? Perhaps we could all get sponsorship from Libra Fleur and make up our own take on the class here in OZ??? smile
Cheers,
Leroy


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Look like it'll be the weekend of the 13th/14th before i get to go for a sail... Paperwork delays and Roscoe's been busy and i'm away this weekend.... Bugger, i'll let you know.
Cheers


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Cool, I'll let you know how it's coming if it's there, I hope to pick up my little spinnaker trainer next week. Tinaroo starts 14th/feb.


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#239147 - 10/18/11 01:49 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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Originally Posted by Bob_Curry
I copied the links to this thread so it can stay up top!
Bob <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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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


Are the nacraclass links all dead? Is there a Nacra 17 class page anymore?

#239355 - 10/25/11 08:02 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: yurdle]  
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We are working on getting a new Nacra North America web site up in the next few months so bear with us.

#247338 - 04/22/12 01:45 PM Re: Welcome Nacra F17 Sailors! [Re: pitchpoledave]  
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Is there any more news on the Morelli and Melvin NACRA 17 here or elsewhere? Its pix are out, and several competed in Olympic trials. Where was this and did any Americans get a chance to compete in it? Its April already.


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#259286 - 05/02/13 09:24 AM Broke my Omohundro mast [Re: dacarls]  
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Hello,

I'm looking for a mast for my 2001 Inter 17R......any leads?

thanks
Matt Parker

#259457 - 05/09/13 10:17 AM Re: Broke my Omohundro mast [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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Matt,

I have an HT mast that would work well for that.

Bachwilson@gmail.com

#274305 - 07/30/14 07:33 AM Re: Broke my Omohundro mast [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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I am looking for a Hobie 17 mast, any ideas?
Can the composite tip on my old mast (1986 boat) be easily removed? Is so can I cut down a Hobie 18 mast, install my tip, and transfer all the fittings?

#274764 - 08/15/14 04:50 PM Re: Broke my Omohundro mast [Re: Bob_Curry]  
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who is the NACRA dealer in south florida?

#275078 - 08/29/14 10:25 AM Re: Broke my Omohundro mast [Re: Art]  
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Originally Posted by Art
I am looking for a Hobie 17 mast, any ideas?
Can the composite tip on my old mast (1986 boat) be easily removed? Is so can I cut down a Hobie 18 mast, install my tip, and transfer all the fittings?


If you are still looking, I have a Hobie 17 mast with a broken comp-tip. Located in Greenville South Carolina. Free if you pick it up.

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