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  • Here is a recent photo of my new top down furling spinnaker designed by Randy Symth. My catamaran is a vintage 1989 Hobie 21SE. And new (last Christmas) jib sail is from Chip @ Whirlwind Sail. My old main sail (1994) is from Don @ Salty Dog.

    http://i64.tinypic.com/142ypog.jpg

    This 21SE was purchased by me new in 1989 and will always be my favorite sailboat.

    http://i64.tinypic.com/16jm3qv.jpg

    A big thanks goes out to all the catamaran friend I made since I started cat sailing back in 1983 @ the Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta on board my friend Greg's' Hobie 16 Orange Crusher. We placed 8th and I was hooked for life.... icon_wink Thanks again Greg and all the other sailors who followed this passion...


    http://i65.tinypic.com/24xl6io.jpg

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    Bill 404 21SE
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    I forgot to show off my new beverage holders, a total of six so they are always within reach... icon_wink

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • http://i67.tinypic.com/9qzazm.jpg

    how to love your beach cat....


    http://i63.tinypic.com/2rcohg2.jpg

    above the rocky shoreline @ my sailing club.

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • Looks nice. What is ballpark pricing for a set up like that?

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    John

    Marstrom Tornado (fast)
    DN Iceboat (really fast)

    CT
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  • Very nice! Hobie Alter would be impressed!

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    Will Russell
    1980 Hobie 14 Turbo
    Tampa, FL
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  • Bill looks great I am in need of spin and need to talk to you.

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    Ted
    Hobie 21SE Feral Cat
    Upstate NY lake sailing
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  • Ted,
    Let me know when you all have some time and I will head your way for a fun filled sailing adventure. Since retiring more than two years ago, I seem to have all kind of free time on my hands and I don't mind traveling. Maybe we can participate in one of your local events or head to some salty waters for a long coastal dash. We are happy campers no matter where we end up as long as we are upright. icon_lol

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • Hey Ted looks like maybe another 21 for the Roton regatta.



    Edited by pknapp66 on Jan 26, 2018 - 12:50 PM.

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    Pete Knapp
    Castleton,NY
    Sailcraft Tornado,Nacra 6.0,P18, P16,H16,,Reg White Tornado(project),
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  • I looked up the Roton regatta and it is usually Mid Sept. which is also the 50/50 'round the island regatta @ Fort Walton Yacht Club. We won't miss as that is my big event we love to sail in. So Sept is already booked on this end. denk

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • Bill,

    Mayor's Cup Regatta, Plattsburgh, NY, July 7th ... great event. The best part is we go up a week early and spend it on the beach with a lot of sailing, eating and drinking in between. Lake Champlain is a great sailing venue.

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    dk

    Blade F-16
    Blade F-16 (2nd One)
    Hobie Tiger
    Hobie 14
    Corsair F-242
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  • Bill, At Roton you might get the chance to go heads up with 4 other H21's. Rare opportunity.

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    Pete Knapp
    Castleton,NY
    Sailcraft Tornado,Nacra 6.0,P18, P16,H16,,Reg White Tornado(project),
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  • Bill I see you have a access port under your front cross beam, I have a H-21SC with a leaking wing tube up front and thought about cutting a whole there to repair it, but didn't have time to repair it now. Any problems or regrets with a access there? One rear is leaking also and I had planned to put a port behind the rear beam on the deck to get to that one.

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    Tomcat 6.2
    Supercat 20 / 17
    Searunner 16 Tri home built
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  • foursail,

    Call me and I will walk you through the repair or invite me to your neighborhood and we can fix it. icon_cool

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • pknapp66 ,
    My 21SE homie live in north Florida and we really look forward to the sailing together in Sept. I am interested in sailing with other 21SE and my sister lives in New Hampshire so a road trip to New England is doable just not during Sept. Sorry.
    We spent the day looking on line for a Florida home near Fort Walton and we are encouraged on what is available now. So a 2nd home in Florida is in our future. Someday I envision a small group of vintage 21 campaigning together around Florida. Why not a second small fleet of vintage 21 sailing campaigning in your neighborhood? icon_wink
    The future is what we make out of it............... icon_smile

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • Hi Bill,

    Your Smyth spin system looks great. Actually used Smyth sails in the beginning of the 80´s when Tornado racing.

    Newly retired as you I have started fix up an old Nacra. I am planning a spinnaker with top down furler as I you have done it. I have rebuilt a smallboat Harken furler with endless loop and also have a few asymmetrics(F18, 29er and 49er) to play with. Can not use a snuffer as my spin pole will be placed very low.

    Do you have some close ups of the arrangement? Also interested in what anti torsion cable you are using.

    Brgds
    Lars
    Nacra 5.5 Frankencat
    49er Frankenboat
    https://www.facebook.com/…567605832/?ref=bookmarks



    Edited by revintage on Jan 27, 2018 - 06:01 AM.

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    Brgds
    Lars

    Frankencat 5.5/F18
    Soon Frankencat 5.8/F20
    49er
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  • Beautiful Hobie 21, Bill I bought a prindle 18.2 currently under restoration. I will be sailing this April near you in the PC area.

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    Tom Bainbridge, Ga. Hobie16, prindle 18.2
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  • revintage ,
    Ronstan is what package we are using. This is the smallest Ronstan top down furling available as I understand and I am thinking that Ronstan supplied the anti-torsion cable.

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • ec ,
    We live in Columbus, Indiana but sail often in North Florida. Since having a total knee replacement at the end of December my focus is rather narrow as I am learning how to walk again and my strength is weak at best. This spring season is somewhat delayed..... icon_confused

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    Bill 404 21SE
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  • Get well soon.

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    Tom Bainbridge, Ga. Hobie16, prindle 18.2
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