John Lunn wrote:
As I recall there were 48 Monels #8010121, plus rivet caps, check with your Hobie dealer.
Thanks, I'll give those a shot!
You can also remove them temporarily and leave them at home sometimes.
That was actually a factor in getting them. I imagine the wings will be great for added room and comfort, but I like the challenge of sailing my H18 without them, so I expect I'll want to sail without on occasion
Matt, I don't see the rivets on those pages, just the brackets and other misc. parts? I'll be getting the brackets off of the current owner's boat, and I've been told that Hobie has run out of most of this hardware? I noticed it's in last year's catalog but not this year's.
wscotterwin, cool pic.
OlderBowman, thanks for the input. I was wondering if the tabs might be easily covered or had to be removed, but I certainly wouldn't want them sticking out!
Wattfarm, I keep my boat on the trailer, but Sturgeon Point Marina is probably the closest launch point to me. Ironically, I haven't sailed out of there yet, but I've sailed in the inner & outer harbor and on the upper Niagara river. I've seen fleet 119 sail up to Mickey Rats before, but I haven't met any of the members yet. I intended to follow centralmichigansailor's approach from his Hobie 18 assembly (viewtopic.php?f=13&t=36064&start=15
). Is there much more to it than that?
I figure the wings will be great on Lake Erie, so long as they don't dig into the chop... but I figure they should be high enough to avoid it. I'm most looking forward to having more room and getting up off the hulls, though I might actually miss it a bit!