Hobie 16 mast
Message #931 by: 
Posted on:  Tuesday 29th of June 2004 at 1:18 pm
Has anyone got a section of mast I could buy to replace bent top section. Need about 3.2 metres


bit of mast?
Message #934 by:  get real
Posted on:  Tuesday 29th of June 2004 at 4:02 pm
i wouldn't bodge a 16 mast

4 words

Insurance company new mast

Message #937 by:  spencer
Posted on:  Wednesday 30th of June 2004 at 12:57 pm
If you think that paying over £1000 for a whole mast or £350 for a top section ........you must be joking, when the whole section is the same throughout, all it needs is to cut a piece from a straight undamaged section.Who said anything about bodging

Bent Mast
Message #941 by:  Webmaster
Posted on:  Monday 5th of July 2004 at 12:42 pm
The forces on a Hobie 16 mast are huge. How do you expect to be able to join the two sections togther?

Message #942 by:  seriously
Posted on:  Monday 5th of July 2004 at 1:21 pm
Any join above the hounds is going to take a serious
amount of strain.
a sixteen mast loads up with lots of bend, and with no
spreaders or diamonds is designed to 'bounce'
particularly with low rig tension in high winds.
I think you are going to struggle to effect a repair that
isnt really heavy and involve a lot of sleeving and hefty
remember, extra weight up top, is a loy worse than
weight below, due to the huge leverage.
this will work to your disadvantage keeping the boat
upright side to side, but more importantly will make the
boat more prone to pitchpole in any chop, as t he boat
slows and the additional mast weight carries you over.

If you are qwith the right insurance company, you will be
able to get a replacement.

2 Piece Mast
Message #948 by:  Hobie Old
Posted on:  Tuesday 6th of July 2004 at 11:06 pm
Hobie used to supply a 2 piece mast for the 16 !
So it's not unusual.

dented mast
Message #962 by:  spencer
Posted on:  Friday 23rd of July 2004 at 4:41 pm
Sorry not to reply to your emails, have been away on hols. The message I was trying to get across was that it is quite easy replacing the top section because I have a two piece mast and all it requires is to cut the mast section at the right angle.... what is all the fuss about..
Any way back to the point, has any one got a damaged mast for sale

Goto Message #
View in format suitable for printing Back to the forum index page

(c) 2002 British Hobie Cat Class Association
Comments? - click to contact the webmaster