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#227969 - 02/01/11 01:59 PM Hobie14 wavepiercing hull???  
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Hi Dear H14 sailors,

I am new to this forum. I am a boatbuilder, now making a 41ft sport carbon catamaran, my costumer has a broken hobie 14.

So I have to rebuild the broken hobie 14 too....

my customer has an idea to make a wavepiercing bow for her....like wildcat has...
he thinks that it will gives more volume at the front, and will be less pitch poles...and Develop the inside face to a rectangular transom with foam, glass .....since he is around 90kgs...

it could be funny, but I don't have any idea it will work or not.....

by tha way we rebuilt an old tornado into a wp bow and it works absolutely great on these small but straigth waves...

do you have any ideas about it?

I made some scatches




the other question is the mast....

I have to put a square top main on it and a code 0/genaker. ..will I have to put a pair os spreaders to the mast, or it is stiff enough?

I is worth to use a mast rotator?

Thank You your answers,

Lafouchat


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#227970 - 02/01/11 02:01 PM Re: Hobie14 wavepiercing hull??? [Re: Lafouchat]  
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#228071 - 02/02/11 07:33 PM Re: Hobie14 wavepiercing hull??? [Re: Lafouchat]  
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If you are going to all the trouble of hull modifications, new sails and code 0...you would be better off building new hulls. Look at the latest designs...the hull rocker is completely different from the hobie 14...the hulls have more volume, the volume is lower in the hulls, the cross section is not a "V" shape as with the Hobie...Can you do what you propose? Shure...will it be worth the time and money...no Its one of those cases of just because you can doesn't mean you should.

If he wants to keep the Hobie 14 he ought to just keep it as original and enjoy it for the pitch pole machine it is.

#228465 - 02/10/11 11:22 AM Re: Hobie14 wavepiercing hull??? [Re: Seeker]  
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You don't need spreaders for the 14 mast of you go with a screecher, but make sure you have the mainsheet tight. The mast rotator worked very well in light wind and grinding off the stops on the mast base step let the mast go even with the beam.

I mounted my screecher about a foot down from the top of the mast, it was on a 10.5 foot pole and the clew came about to the front beam end cap. I wouldn't say that bow piercing hulls would have made a difference--I almost always went over backwards unless I punched into the back of a wave going mach 4. By then, any boat would have pitchpoled.

Stick with the original 14.


Dan Berger
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#242402 - 01/16/12 12:05 PM Re: Hobie14 wavepiercing hull??? [Re: Lafouchat]  
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all do not click on the links in jinhua1 post.. its a worm/malaware site


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