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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:35 pm 
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Well, I finally got a Hobie 16. After over a year of saving, looking and wanting I have found a good boat ready to go. It's a 1985 with comptip, 85' nationals sails, mast bob, new trampoline, epo rudders and good trailer.

I don't think many 15 year olds can say they just bought a boat but I am sure happy I did. Can't wait to get sailing!

I will post some pictures of it rigged up with me another day, but for now I have a picture of it on the trailer on the way home.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:11 pm 
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WOW, nice! Good for you! You'll have a blast ;)
Wet sand those hulls by hand with 800 grit - careful around decals, and that sucker will shine like crazy! Mine is a '82, ZEP wet look floor finish will keep it looking slick.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:18 pm 
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The first thing you may want to do is work on the battens, so you can tighten them up a bit.
Trentec makes nice luff caps, which fit the various angles where the battens near the mast. Then you just need to lace the leech caps properly. There are also aftermarket luff caps for the jib which will hold the batten ends firmly in place. This way you can avoid batten poke throughs.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:29 pm 
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Good luck with the boat. I've seen mast dings before but is anyone concerned about the crease in his mast?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:45 pm 
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Good job finding a boat you could afford, I had one exactly like it, sailed it for 20 years before trading it off on my Getaway. I do think the mast is toast, thats a mean dent and the aluminum extruded mast finds it strength in the shape. It will be real weak in the area where the dent is. It also looks like the fit where the com tip is ,,is not quite right, like the glue has let go or something. Maybe you could find a used mast for a good price somewhere. Anyway should be a real fun boat to sail.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:00 am 
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Congrats with the new boat... well almost new.
Any way it looks good.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:44 am 
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That dent/crease in the mast would be a major concern. It think it would unquestionably fail in a high wind/double trap situation. You definitely want to find a replacement mast or plan to only sail on starboard tack....

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:03 pm 
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Nice dude! Congrats for sure...best of luck-John

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:38 pm 
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srm wrote:
That dent/crease in the mast would be a major concern. It think it would unquestionably fail in a high wind/double trap situation. You definitely want to find a replacement mast or plan to only sail on starboard tack....

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That is a definite concern. Not only will the mast crumple in half and come down, it will likely shred the sail in the process. The sharp ends of the mast are a serious hazard - to you and the boat.

You need to replace that mast ASAP.


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