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 Post subject: Hobie Bob Discontinued
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:02 pm 
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Last summer I tried to purchase a Hobie Bob for my H18 and was told that it was temporarily not available. Now I see it has been discontinued. What is the alternative?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:26 pm 
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We have discontinued the 30113 Hobie Bob mast float system due to a number of production difficulties. There is no replacement float for the 21SC.

New Float System (30112) now available to replace the (30113) mast-side mounted system. We have adapted the Mama Bob float for use as a Shaft Mounted Universal


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:38 am 
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yeah, i was told the same thing, so i put the baby bob on my H18. It works fine. I knocked down my 18 twice now with it on and have had no flotation issues with it so far. It is VERY functional.
Only thing is: is you'll have to slightly modify the cast aluminum piece on the tip of your comp tip. I just drilled one hole and had to buy a little bit of hard ware and it went right on.
Lucky for us, our masts rotate. so that means that the bob is always pointing in to the relative apparent wind to minimize drag.

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 Post subject: Hobie Bob
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:07 pm 
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Won't say how, but I broke a H/Bob bearing when taking the boat apart at the end of the season. Does this mean I am SOL for a replacement part?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:26 am 
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Bearings are still available... the float is not.

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 Post subject: Hobie Bob for sale
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis (Apple Valley), Minnesota
I have a new, unused Hobie Bob that I never installed when my kids where younger. Parts pack includes everything (instructions, rivetsw, bears, etc.) but I am missing the stainless steel rod (have no idea what box the movers put that in and haven't gotten around to getting a rod and drilling the holes. Best offer. Randy-Neubauer@charter.net SOLD


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Anyone know what the new H18 Mama Bob is selling for?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:03 am 
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Same price (2008-09 catalog) #30112 Mama Bob kit $205.00

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:39 am 
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The bearings are available from Hobie for $9 ea. , you can also get them at McMaster Carr item # 6455K39 for $6.40 ea. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:32 am 
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I have a previously used on H16 baby bob thinking of installing on my H18SX comptip. Any previous experience with this? I saw somewhere a black mast mounted flotation sleeve of some sort... any ideas on that one? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:29 pm 
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I removed a mast flotation pad from a '85 boat I bought several years ago. It's about 84" long and was attached to the forward edge of the mast, running from just above the forestay attachment point to close to the tip of the mast. It's a black, canvas "sleeve" containing some type of floatation insert. It wraps around the forward edge of the mast. It has a "slot" in it that makes me think it could mount lower, with the forestay passing through slot. If anyone wants it, let me know. It screws on, and I think I have all the screws to send.

Waiting for the Great Lakes to thaw...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:24 pm 
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I have a hobie bob that i was going to put on ebay but never got around to it . The mounting shaft is broken but should be easy to replicate. I havent checked to see what it would cost to ship. Seems it should worth $100 ? or possibly trade some parts ?

Andy


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:23 am 
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NevertoooldH18 wrote:
I removed a mast flotation pad...


You said you removed it, any particular reason? How much does it weigh anyway? I'm leak testing my mast hopefully by end of weekend to see if I should get some type of flotation aid up there.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:24 am 
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NevertoooldH18 wrote:
I removed a mast flotation pad...


You said you removed it, any particular reason? How much does it weigh anyway? I'm leak testing my mast hopefully by end of weekend to see if I should get some type of flotation aid up there.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:41 am 
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The pad concept, while it may work to displace water, has to allow the boat to be well upside down to be effective flotation. The pad needs to be in the water... Since it is spread down the mast to nearly the tang, the boat is starting to go turtle once the tang is under, so you are more likely to go turtle even with the pad. The pad also causes wind drag on the mast and disturbs air flow over the sail, so slows the boat.

A mast head float places the flotation at the top, the best lever to keep the boat on its side rather than allowing it to turtle. Does not disturb the sails air flow and has less wind drag than a human head.

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