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 Post subject: New to me, Hobie 16
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:47 am 
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Hello everyone,
i am completly new here, and to sailing. I have always had an interest in sailing, and just recently (yesterday) found a boat. My brother in law and i have been looking at several boats recently, but while riding around yesterday afternoon, he ran across a hobie 16 for sale. he came and got me and we went to look at it. Everything looks to be in order, nothing broken or missing that i can tell, and the sails looks good, even though it has a few stains. talked to the owner, older lady who lost her husband a couple of years ago(the boat was his), asked her what she wated for it, and she told me $150.00. :shock: so i immediatly wrote out the check and brought it home. anyway, just wanted to say hi and introduce myself, any help or beginners advice would be appreciated
thanks in advance
jon


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 Post subject: Very Cool!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:13 am 
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Very Cool! What a price!

Welcome.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:02 pm 
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Im new here as well, as you can see by the amount of threads ive started in the last few weeks. I got mine for $100, guy just wanted it of his yard. I was happy to help :D

So far what ive picked up is:
Check all the rigging for corosion and frays. Replace them if you find any.
If youre tramp is tight, great, if not get it super tight. Theres some great tips on here for that.
I set mine up in the yard, made sure everything was there, and then bought some spare fasteners.
I went ahead and replaced most of the ropes, cost about $75, but it was worth it, they had used old clothesline, which didnt thrill me.
Use the search function and just read everything you can about what you need to know.
I was constantly questioning everything in my mind, but once i got it to the lake, everything became alot clearer.

Im sure you will have a blast, i cant get enough of it!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:07 pm 
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thanks guys, cant wait to get to the water. ive been reading everything i can get my hands on. lol


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:29 pm 
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For both of you guys here are some things to consider:

1) Buy all new standing rigging. This way there is no question of what kind of shape it's in. Spend the $200 or so. Very worthwhile for the peace of mind.

2) Replace all questionable running rigging. It doesn't cost that much. Remember these lines are what control your boat. You don't want them to break at inoppotun moments

3) Get the replacement rudder cam KIT. Rudder cams become brittle over time when the boat is left outdoors. It is better to do some preventative maintenence instead of reactive. After the first time you replace the cams it will be much easier the next time.

I have done these three things on both of my Hobies. My friend didn't on his first Hobie and had some minor surprises.

The next thing I would do is sail for a season by yourself and with other Hobie sailors to see what upgrades you want. Then, make a list of them for whatever gift giving holidays you participate in.

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'84 H16
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:48 am 
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I would find someone around you that has experience with Hobies. Perhaps you have a fleet nearby?
You don't necessarily need to replace all the rigging and the cams right away (although I agree it is smart in the long run) Get the boat rigged and SAIL
The more time you spend on the beach waiting for parts the less time you are on the water. There is not a lot of time left for sailing (up North), get on the boat and sail!

Have fun,
John


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