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Old 03-05-2009, 21:25   #1
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Hobe 14 Sail Pattern

Hello everyone!

I am trying to give a great project for my girl friend. The current economy is not so hot for recent college grads, and I want to get her some skills in sail making.

With that said, I have a Hobie 14 Turbo. My main is in shambles. I've searched quite a bit and I have been unable to find any patterns for hobbies sails. I am also hesitant to cannibalize my current sail should she be unable to complete the project. Due to the curvature of the sail, simple 2d measurements are not sufficient.

Do you know where I can get a drawing of the hobie sails? I would be very grateful for any help.

Thank you!
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You're not likely to find a Hobie Sail pattern.

Class legal sails shall be made from HOBIE CAT CO official patterns and manufactured and distributed by the HOBIE CAT CO or their currently licensed sail makers unless specified differently in individual boat class rules.

Each panel in the sail is defined by a digital pattern. Layers of sailcloth are laid out on a cutting table, held in place by a vacuum, then marked and cut with a CNC cutter.

FWIW ("Flat" measurements):

The main measures 25' 11.5" luff, 8'4" foot (not incl bolt rope), 25'9" leech (measured to the fwd corner of the headboard). Headboard is 5" wide across top; roach maxes out at 24.5" (measured perp. from a straight line from the aft corner of the headboard to the clew) at the 4th batten down from the head, and luff round is about 4.75" at mid-luff.

The jib measures 16'10" luff, 16'2" leech, 8'4" foot, and 7'10.5" LP (measured to sail fabric edge, not including luff sleeve).
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