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 Post subject: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:45 pm 
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1984 H18 starboard hull failed.
Full story with pics here http://surfsidesailing.wordpress.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:16 pm 
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Major bummer.

Had you done any of the suggested hull reinforcements - upgraded anchor bars, fiberglass patch inside hull?

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:11 pm 
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O man, so sorry that happened.

Dittos on SRM's question. Also, was the hull a redline hull? Mine is an '84 but the second month of that production run and for some reason it did not have the telltale redline.

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:03 am 
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There's still a set (or two) of the new hulls available . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:07 am 
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It had the anchor plates but I did not know about any hull reinforcement technics. The foam looks dark yellow not red so I dont think it was a redline boat I tapped the hulls all over even now there does not appear to be a soft spot. I still say that was one of the best boats I have owned every trip out was better then the last even this day before it snapped I was very impressed with the way it cut thru the surf.
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Can someone clarify the years involved with this hull problem as 3 people have told me 84-88? I thought it was 86-88?
I dont care about the weight would a 82 set of hull be stronger?
Where is the H18 hull reinforcement info at on the forum?

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:56 am 
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Quote:
84-88?


Correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Thanks Matt!!

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:01 pm 
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No difinitive instructions for the reinforcement have been made, but plenty of helpfull discussion. Here is one search result: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=35609&p=144261&hilit=18+reinforcement#p144261

A 1982 model should be solid.

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:58 am 
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Look on the bright side - you now have an outrigger.


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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:12 am 
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The bright side is no one was hurt. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Failure
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Fa1321tx wrote:
I dont care about the weight would a 82 set of hull be stronger?
My first 18, and Clint Ellis' 18 (both 1982 models) only weighed five and six pounds over minimum (weighed at Nationals)

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