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 Post subject: 1981 H16
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:16 am 
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I am looking at buying my first 16. The one I found seems solid. Hulls are solid. With my inspection I can see day light shinning thru the fiberglass along the bottom of the hull, is this normal? where the rudder mounts to the hulls are craked is this a easy fix? I think fiberglass repair and installing gudgeons are in order. Please Advise.

Thanks Todd Christian
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:04 am 
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Hi Todd- you are certain to get a lot of replies from the many repair oriented persons here.

Would you clarify how you noticed ...."day light shinning thru the fiberglass along the bottom of the hull" - I'm thinking that you looked through deck ports correct? If so, yeah, that is pretty normal from beaching, and easily attended to- look around the forum for tips on building up the keels.

And have a Hobie day! 8)

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 Post subject: LIGHT SHINING
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:05 am 
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Yes the inspection was with deck port and the drain plugs. Is there any thing else I truley need to look at I want!!! This CAT!!! The Seller is not a Hobie sailor I have worked out that I want to take her out before a final price can be reached. I just don't want a 16 foot piece of driftwood.

Todd

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:08 pm 
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If, when you say the hulls near the rudders are cracked, you mean this:

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then I'm pretty sure that's just cosmetic. To "fix" it I just mixed up some epoxy and dribbled it around the cracks and smeared it on the inside of those holes.

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 Post subject: Cracks
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:23 pm 
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FANTASTIC! :!: I will get out the sony digital in the morning and let you have a see, I think she will clean up nice. thanks for the advice.

Todd


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