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Hobie 16 Super Jib Battens - Installation  Bottom

  • I have the original jib on my 1984 Hobie 16. The battens were hinged, one hinge broke, and I couldn't find replacement hinges. So, I bought a set of Super Battens to replace them. The original battens were tied, but these just have blunt capped ends. How do I install Super Battens properly? icon_confused
  • What i did with mine is drill you two small holes, about 1/8" diameter ( just large enough to get the string through ) about a inch apart towards the end of the batten that's sticking out with the white cap, then lace them as you would a regular batten and tie off. You don't have to get them super super tight, just snug where there's no chance they'll fall out. They work great btw!!

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    Tim Grover
    1996 Hobie Miracle 20
    Two Hobie 14's
    1983 G-Cat Restored
    Memphis TN / North Mississippi
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  • Thanks Tim! When I ordered them, I didn't realize they had to be modified, so was a little confused.

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