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Hobie cat 16 mast base

Hobie cat 16 mast base

Hobie cat 16 mast base. What do I need?

I'm going to get a Hobie cat 16 this week. It will be my first boat and want to make sure I have everything I need for a good setup. Is there any I can buy or should I just go get some? I would like the best set up as it will be my mn summer boat.

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I got a Hobie cat 16 two years ago and have had great success with it. It comes with a windvane with a foot control that allows you to steer and control the sl's angle. You can steer either on the mn pole or the back pole, or you can let the boat go sideways by letting the sls luff. If the wind is high enough it will push the sls around and allow you to easily control the sl's angle. The boat has a couple spots for a wind indicator and a little wind shade. The seat is a really nice sit with plenty of room for the wind and the windvane. The boat is a "cruiser" but I still like to take it out in really strong winds. So if you have a Hobie this will be a great boat for you.

I got a Hobie cat 16 two years ago and have had great success with it. It comes with a windvane with a foot control that allows you to steer and control the sl's angle. You can steer either on the mn pole or the back pole, or you can let the boat go sideways by letting the sls luff. If the wind is high enough it will push the sls around and allow you to easily control the sl's angle. The boat has a couple spots for a wind indicator and a little wind shade. The seat is a really nice sit with plenty of room for the wind and the windvane. The boat is a "cruiser" but I still like to take it out in really strong winds. So if you have a Hobie this will be a great boat for you.

i have a 12, bought it in 2013 and love it! just bought a 16 and am looking forward to sling it a lot more than the 12.

The 12 is fun but in my experience it was a bit too easy to steer. The 16 is way more fun because the boat is more aware of what you want and allows you to steer it in all directions. Also the 16 has a more comfortable seat and better wind shade. My 12 blows way more in my bay than my 16 and I live in San Francisco Bay. My 16 has always blown as much as the 12 in the middle of a strong wind on a flat lake. The 16 will be even better with a few hours of wind practice!

A couple things on the 16 to make it better for your bay. A good first thing is to change the trim tab that control the angle of the sls. Right now when the boat is sling it has too much rudder. Put the trim tabs farther back to decrease rudder control, make it easier to just go to windward and then you can go faster.

A second thing is to get a wind shade. It is a cheap and easy fix.

3rd - make sure the rudders are down to help the boat be controlled better. A lot of people let the boat do it's own thing with the rudder down. It is very easy to get into that habit and not notice your rudder is down.

Thanks for the input David, I had not thought about the trim tabs and will probably spend a little more time and money getting those fixed. I will check out the wind shade, since there is a light breeze and a very slight headwind, I don't know that it will be enough to create much of a breeze, but I will try it this week and see what I come up with.

Thanks for the input David, I had not thought about the trim tabs and will probably spend a little more time and money getting those fixed. I will check out the wind shade, since there is a light breeze and a very slight headwind, I don't know that it will be enough to create much of a breeze, but I will try it this week and see what I come up with.

You're right. That's why I mentioned two points. For example, the trim tabs do a lot more than change the amount of rudder.

As for the wind shade. I found my sl last time I was in a marina where they had a slboat display. The wind shade was one of the best things I saw that day. Of course that boat was probably the fastest one in the display. Anyway, the wind shade looks like a nice thing to have on a canoe. The marina had a nice canoe for display as well. That was a nice idea, to provide some shade in the area. Of course, this will not be the only time I notice sun glare on the water in Florida in the winter. I guess we have that going for us.

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Regards,* Howard

Those who learn to love and to despise all, with an even temper and an open heart, know what it is to sl well.- Jim McKay

Hi Greg,Just got home from another day of fishing and it is now late in the evening. I had about three hours left on the dock today and decided to get out in my canoe and float in a lake with nice fish. The first 30 minutes were really nice. I got out on the dock and the breeze was great. It felt as though it was going to get even better. But after about 30 minutes it seemed like the wind changed a little. I thought nothing of it and kept fishing. After about an hour or so I started to have that wind/current feeling agn and knew that the wind had changed. The wind was now blowing towards me and it was getting stronger. That is when I decided to just get out of the canoe and fish from the dock. I did not want to get into an unsafe situation. Well, about 30 minutes later the wind had picked up even more and I decided it was time to get the canoe out of the water and head back to the marina. The wind was now blowing toward the marina at about 40 MPH and the current was carrying me back. I was out in a lake, fishing, and within a couple of hours the wind had changed and carried me back. Now, when I got back, the current was carrying me back. At least I thought it was until I realized I could get in my canoe and start heading out to some other lake with no current. I would just have to be careful. I decided to call for my wife. It would be about 1:30 am when I called for her and she answered. She asked me why I was calling at that time. I told her that the wind was blowing a bit strong and it carried me a little way out. She was very understanding and sd "don't worry about it, I will go and get in my van and we will be in the boat in no time. We just had a boat and we still have one." That is when I knew that I could not stay at that point. It was just too dangerous.

On my last trip out I felt the change. The wind had changed a little and I was catching fish. I could see the wind getting stronger and the current getting weaker. I did not realize at the time, but my canoe was actually at the end of the marina and I was a good distance away from the other lake where I could have paddled. I was not about to take a risk and not have a place to stay. So I headed for the dock


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