Hitia 17 #337 launched

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Hitia 17 #337 launched
Started to build the Hitia 17 as soon as I received the plans middle of May 2009 with the help of a carpenter working full time. I used 5 ply 5mm plywood ( 4mm not available locally) and red lauan for the timber parts including the crossbeams. Had to use 6mm thick aluminum pipe mast which is heavier than 3mm required as this was what was available off the shelf locally. Got my sprit main and jib from Hyde Sails. Painted with two part polyurethane primer, final coat and clear topcoat for UV protection Thanks to Liz Woods of the JWD office for the quick replies to my queries and to the other Tiki and Hitia builders who shared their build stories and pictures on this forum (and the old one) from whom I got a lot of useful information for my build. We were able to launch on July 26, 2009 at Taal volcano lake which is about 80 kilometers south of Manila. Its the rainy season so we had to wait for the downpour to stop. Here are a few pics. [img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/320iCabrio/P8160638.jpg[/img] [img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/320iCabrio/P8160627.jpg[/img] [img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/320iCabrio/P8160640.jpg[/img] [img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h196/320iCabrio/P8160633.jpg[/img]
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Beautiful job! I can tell from the look in your eyes that you are really having fun! :)
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Thanks Kim. Yes I had so much fun that I am now building the Tiki 31 (will open new topic for this). I'm not sure now which is more fun, building or sailing :D
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Nice job Teddy and the most perfect boat for Taal Lake. Looks like you launched from TLYC correct? I used to sail my Hitia 14 and Tiki 21 on the lake, over a decade ago now. I think I went around the volcano in 5 hours in the T21. Can you still get around or are the fish traps too numerous these days? Dan
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[quote="Blue Fin"]Nice job Teddy and the most perfect boat for Taal Lake. Looks like you launched from TLYC correct? I used to sail my Hitia 14 and Tiki 21 on the lake, over a decade ago now. I think I went around the volcano in 5 hours in the T21. Can you still get around or are the fish traps too numerous these days? Dan[/quote] Thanks Dan. Yes I launched at Taal Lake Yacht Club.The club organizes an annual Round The Volcano race mostly joined in by Hobie 16's. If I remember right this happens sometime in November when the "amihan" northeast winds season is in full swing. Last time I went around in my runabout the lake area between Laurel and Agoncillo was a lot narrower due to the fish cages compared to sometime in 1999.
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Congratulations from Hitia #325 Very good job. Edgard (Bombarquinho http://www.megsistemas.com.br/hitia17.html)
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thanks for the compliment edgard, your well documented build for your #325 helped me a lot in finding out details and actual pictures of the parts of the Hitia 17. Cheers Teddy
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New sails for Hitia 17

I have just acquired an Australian  Hitia 17 with worn out sails . The mainsail is a four sided affair with a pocket each for the mast and the sprit . Does someone have a standard set of measurements for these sails or do I have to resort to using my wonky tape measure ? Any help would be much appreciated

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New sails for Hitia 17 Australia

Hi Graham, I just received plans for my Hitia 17 (#398), I will start building soon. In the plans are the measurements for the sails, so I can share those with you. I am also in the market for a new set of sails of course, I have requested quotes from Rolly Tasker in Thailand (they already have the sail measurements) and from Budget Boater in the USA. I am happy to share the quotes with you. Maybe we can do a small group buy deal with these suppliers if we like their quotes and save on shipping costs. Where are you? I am in the Northern Beaches, or what is left of it after this gale. Gerben

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New sails for my Hitia 17

Gidday Mate

Good to 'hear' an Aussie voice ! Okay I took measurements from my existing mainsail then contacted Fareastsails whom I have used before for a quote . To date I am still waiting for their detailed reply. Also I asked the same from Hyde Sails here in Australia . Hopefully soonish I may get a reply . To be honest because the sail is loose footed I think that quite a degree of tolerance can be used in the dimensions used . Mine looks like it was originally a plain gaff sail that had the mast sleeve added later .

I am located in Mount Perry QLD , 100 k's west of Bundaberg.

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Sails for My Hitia 17

I have now found a sail maker who will supply my Hita 17 sails .

Fareast sails (Hong Kong I think ) will supply both , for just under $US1100 delivered .

To help others trying to refurbish their Hitia 17 s I have detailed the full specification for my sails .

Keep in mind that some of these craft , especially earlier ones use a 'Sprit sail ' rig . Also , it is possible that my boat is not built exactly to specifications , so others should carefully check the dimensions of their own particular craft .

Wharram Hitia 17 Gaff Mainsail

Foot 2330 (Mast sleeve adds extra 150 mm)

Luff 4660; Leech 6120; Gaff 2070; Tack to head 6320; Luff sleeve 4500

Two reefing lines 1200 mm & 2400 from sail foot

Reefing cringles – 6 off along sail foot

Roach battens 680 long at 2100 & 4150 from sail foot

Gaff sleeve has two cut-outs for ropes to pass through

From mast surface (Gaff jaws) 500mm to 600mm and 1500mm to 1600mm

Draft Stripe, Telltails, Triple Stitched

Sailbag

Challenge Tanbark 5.53 - Cross Cut

 

Wharram Hitia 17 Genoa

Luff 5900mm

Leech 5600mm

Foot 2500mm

Bolt rope / foil rope 8mm starts 130mm from foot finishes 120mm from top

Eyelets for hanks 7 (No hanks fitted)

UV Cover on leech

Draft Stripe, Telltails, Triple Stitched

Sailbag

Sail Area 7.3m2

Challenge Tanbark 5.53 - Cross Cut

I have put pics and details on trailersailerplace in Australia