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Hobie Compass minor modification

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Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby maverick » 04 Dec 2018, 11:38

Made a wave breaker for the front of the Compass, also provides a little extra storage for light things. Held in place by the Hobie mesh net. Cost about $10. First prototype and it works well. Small waves going over the bow deflect sideways, larger waves still run over the top, but a lot slower and don't run up the hull so far. Also helps balance the sideways drift in the wind, as it doesn't weathercock so badly now. (previously due to the esky behind me).
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby Reeling » 04 Dec 2018, 12:25

Looks great Pete. Anything to offset all the weight that always seems to be located rear of the seat will help redistribute the load and help the waterline
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby laneends » 04 Dec 2018, 12:46

ingenious. Sure there would be a market for something like this
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby vicyak » 04 Dec 2018, 12:53

absolutely stunning. Love the decals as well.
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby laneends » 04 Dec 2018, 14:45

So what is it? Cut out of a garbage bin?
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby maverick » 04 Dec 2018, 16:21

laneends wrote:So what is it? Cut out of a garbage bin?


Yep.
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby westy » 04 Dec 2018, 16:22

Nice, can see Marty putting them out soon :evilgrin: .
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby maverick » 04 Dec 2018, 16:24

westy wrote:Nice, can see Marty putting them out soon :evilgrin: .


Yep, run the front of yak through a 3d scanner first, then make the mold, add some hot air and soft plastic, presto. :evilgrin:

Needed a quick way to test the theory first.
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Re: Hobie Compass minor modification

Postby peatop » 04 Dec 2018, 18:27

maverick wrote:
laneends wrote:So what is it? Cut out of a garbage bin?


Yep.

Not just any old garbage bin! But a hobie garbage bin :lol:

Would also help in a tail wind :up:
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