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Topic: anybody tried the Hobie Island spinnaker?  (Read 793 times)

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Like the subject line says, I was wondering if any of the AI/TI owners here have used the new (as of 1 year ago) Hobie Island spinnaker sail kit. From the videos online, it looks like it would give a nice speed boost under the right conditions. One downside is that there are more lines to deal with, which would be a hassle, especially with fishing gear.
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I to I'm very interested in these they look great in the videos I like how one guy runs his so it's deployed as you deploy the main sheet and retrieve it the same way wile bringing in the main
Very cool
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I like how one guy runs his so it's deployed as you deploy the main sheet and retrieve it the same way wile bringing in the main

Do you have a link for that? Thanks.
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I'll look for it it on YouTube
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I'll look for it it on YouTube

Thanks.

Btw, this link has some good info on a few simple mods that look to make things run more smoothly:
http://www.seqic.com.au/hobie-island-spinnaker-kit-mods/
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Take a peek at this.  http://fullreels.com/en/video/EcGyNJQE61w/Hobie-Adventure-Island-New-Jib

Hadn't seen that---pretty cool, but I think the spinnaker will be a lot more useful.
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Here you go

I'd seen that one. I think the Hobie setup is a better design, but this is pretty good for a diy.
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Got the Hobie spinnaker kit and set it up (plus a few other minor mods I'd been wanting to do). Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but here are a couple of pictures. Lots of ropes involved, so it might not be compatible with fishing, but I know I'll have to give it a try. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to actually test it out soon...
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Took it out on Lexington last weekend but it was too gusty to really give it much of a test drive. I'll report back when I finally get a chance to give it a fair test...
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How is it launching out of Lexington these days?  Do they do a "thorough" inspection, and charge a lot like Calero?


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How is it launching out of Lexington these days?  Do they do a "thorough" inspection, and charge a lot like Calero?

Lexington is only open on weekends until the middle of the month. I think it's $4 for inspection and $5 to launch. The "inspection" was completely pro forma---he barely even looked at at and didn't touch anything. But, last year there was one guy who was extremely thorough, so it's hard to know what you might get, inspection-wise.
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How was the install
Did you use different  colored ropes or different sizes to help determine
,the ones you need at the time
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now let's get our fish on

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