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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:41 am 
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How recently were colored hulls available to order? A yellow 1989 Hobie 18 came up and I didn't think they were available by then.

Thanks for the history,

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:08 am 
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Colored hulls were available on the 18 from their introduction in 1977 through the early-'90s, although most hulls made after '89 were white.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:22 am 
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damon wrote:
How recently were colored hulls available to order? A yellow 1989 Hobie 18 came up and I didn't think they were available by then.

Thanks for the history,



We still do the occasional custom color hulls.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:47 am 
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Thanks, for that.

Thinking bout the hull colors made me wonder if Hobie had considered doing different hull colors for the rotomolded boats?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:05 am 
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We have, but colors absorb more heat and soften plastic. OK on a kayak, but the cats have a lot more stress on them. For the same reasoning though... too many SKUs for dealers by adding a variety of color options. If we sold as may cats as we do kayaks... maybe.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:15 am 
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My new to me '89 Formula 18/ SX has yellow hulls still in great shape. How would I go about finding out how many of these were built? Looking for newer sail suit for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:43 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
We still do the occasional custom color hulls.

Which colors are available?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:32 am 
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Skipshot wrote:
mmiller wrote:
We still do the occasional custom color hulls.

Which colors are available?

I imagine they would do any color you want, as long as your money is green.

Really, it's just a matter of cleaning out the gel coat gun, loading it with any color you want, then cleaning it out again.


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