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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Hello all have done a lot of research, so far lots of great info. I recently picked up a 1984 Hobie 16 for free has everything including worn thru hulls. I have some ?s #1. Boat was in fresh water for several years with water in hulls as stated above bottoms are worn thru and I can see inside.. the styro foam inside one seems to move around any suggestions on a repair?. #2. it appears that the glass may have osmosis lots of small bumps in gel coat and there seems to be NO soft spots that I could find anywhere, should I be concerned? I plan on repairing the hulls myself and have done much research on that and feel very comfortable doing that. just want to make sure I won't be wasting my time.
sail is in good condition(was stored out of weather) tramp is also good and all hardware is there except drain plugs. I have sailed before AMF sunfish and just got back into sailing with a little 11 foot sea snark(basically a Styrofoam beer cooler with a sail) looking forward to more speed.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:53 am 
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HalG wrote:
#1. Boat was in fresh water for several years with water in hulls as stated above bottoms are worn thru and I can see inside.. the styro foam inside one seems to move around any suggestions on a repair?.


The foam blocks are loose in there... no problem.

You need to glass across the gap and then build up layers of glass and re-shape the keel. This is commonly called a "bottom job". There are a number of posts on the technique.

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/search.php?keywords=%2Bbottom+%2Bjob&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

HalG wrote:
#2. it appears that the glass may have osmosis lots of small bumps in gel coat and there seems to be NO soft spots that I could find anywhere, should I be concerned?


Less of a concern than the gaping hole in the keel. You would have to grind down each bump to expose the void and then fill with putty.

http://www.boatbuilding.net/article.pl?sid=06/02/06/1923200

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I have sailed before AMF sunfish and just got back into sailing with a little 11 foot sea snark(basically a Styrofoam beer cooler with a sail) looking forward to more speed.


Love that... I too came from a Sunfish to the H16 back in the day. Yep... WAY more power and speed, but so much more stable than a sunfish. The transition is not that tough and the speed will be a real thrill!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:01 pm 
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My boats in 2008 - a H16 and a Snark. The Snark was squirelly to sail but it was fun.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:24 pm 
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HalG wrote:
just got back into sailing with a little 11 foot sea snark(basically a Styrofoam beer cooler with a sail) looking forward to more speed.


Funniest, yet most accurate description of that boat I could ever imagine!

:lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:54 am 
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Thanks Guys

I took the main sail and the jib out of its original dry rotted bag last night and really got stoked its huge and in greaaaaat shape yahoooo. this will be a winter project and I will try to keep you informed

Great site keep up the good work Mr miller


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:45 pm 
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There is a good article in the Sept/Oct 2008 Hobie Hotline magazine: "The Bottom Job" by Rick Buchanan on pages 12 & 13.

http://2010.archive.hobiecat.com/hobieclass/eHCA_News09-10_2008.pdf

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Hi Folks,
It appears that the following article is no longer available, does anyone have this article please?
http://2010.archive.hobiecat.com/hobiec ... 0_2008.pdf

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:05 pm 
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This looks to be the same article:

http://www.w1dm.com/projects/hotline/08-09-10%20HOTLINE.pdf

Note that it's pages #12 and #13 of the magazine, which actually translate as #14 and #15 of the PDF.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Please ignore last post as I found the article:
http://static.hobiecat.com/2010_archive/hobieclass/eHCA_News09-10_2008.pdf

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