Hi everyone I have been sailing hobies for 5 years or so and I have had several boats from the 80s, but the newest one has me stumped. It is an 81 Hobie 16 and the tramp frame is not Square? The rear cross bar is 3 in shorter than other boats in the club lot. The rear sail track and everything is 3 in shorter. All of the parts look original, untampered with and are fitted together properly. Could that rear cross bar be from a hobie 14, or was that just how they were made in 81? it causes my tramp to make a V shape in the middle, the bottom does not touch. Im not to concerned about it, and I have bigger fish to fry on this boat including some large soft spots
. But I am very curious to see what you think. If you want precise measurements let me know and I will post them.
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