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 Post subject: here we go
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 8:02 pm 
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I just want to thank everyone on here that has replied to all my questions and everything I have put up. I would like to anounce that I am a new proud owner of a hobie 16 :D. Im picking up my boat next weekend. I do have one more question. It is a late 70's model but in amazing condition. But I was wondering what are some of the differences in a late 70's and and 80's boat or even the newest models. Thank you all again for everything. See you on the water.

JOSH


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 Post subject: Congrats!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:22 pm 
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Good news, Josh! Thanks for sharing.
I just (today) picked up a Hobie 16 w/ trailer. Mine is a 1978 model in pretty darn good condition.
Hope to see you on the water!

Nick


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mines a 78 too. know any differences in those and newer ones?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:41 pm 
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:D Just for a start the Front and rear Crossbeams now have "Integrated Tracks" for the Jib and traveller cars respectively.

Also I think the newer ones have the One Piece Rudder Gudgeons.

Have fun sailing you H16...let us know how you get along.

Nige

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Congratulations- 80's and early90's boats have a different jib sheet system, latest models have the system Nigel mentioned. Newer models have Harken cleats instead of the older(and I believe inferior) Seaway cleats,and also Harken mainsheet systems. I have an'84 16 , personally, I like the earlier jib sheet system like yours better. I upgraded to the late model mainsheet system (well worth it!) and Harken cleats as the springs in the old ones let go- I'm no longer able to find replacements. Hobie used to stock them but they no longer list in the parts catalog. Oh- earlier boats, I think pre '82 did'nt have the adjustable (for rudder rake) lower rudder castings.
Have fun!!!!!!!
Dave


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 7:46 am 
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Hey, Josh!
Did you get a trailer with yours? If so, did you get any info on securing the boat to it, etc. My boat's previous owner never towed it any where and had no idea how it worked.
Any info?
Nick


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 3:33 pm 
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Hey WHen i went to look at my boat this morning i checked it out and the guy had all new tie down straps I belive they are in the catalog. Im not exactly sure what part of the trailer they went around but they went over the hulls

Josh


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