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 Post subject: Are these Hobie sails?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:08 am 
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:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:00 am 
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Yes, almost certainly.

But those sails are whacked. Dirty, patched, blown out and going on 40 years old. They need to be retired - permanently.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:00 pm 
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agreed!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:46 pm 
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These are "Flamer" colors from around 1980-81.

I have a set clean set and love the look.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:22 pm 
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jsloan999 wrote:
These are "Flamer" colors from around 1980-81.

The sail number puts these sails about '75-'76.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Flamer 1975

see

http://2010.archive.hobiecat.com/support/pdfs/SailColorHistory.pdf

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:25 pm 
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jackB wrote:

I know. I'm the author of that. But that's just the first year they were offered. Flamer was one of the most popular sail patterns and was produced for several years.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:16 am 
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In that case they sound nostalgic and collectable, they are now for sale, make offer! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:49 am 
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Busch-It wrote:
In that case they sound nostalgic and collectable, they are now for sale, make offer! :D
About as nostalgic and collectible as this 1976 Chevrolet Chevette:
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Just think - they're the same age!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:52 am 
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Yeah, those sails, and that car SURE do look old. Just think. Many of you sailors are even older! :o

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:44 am 
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Yeah, but mine floats, yours doesn't!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:11 pm 
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jim - i have a set of flamer sails that are sitting in my gargage from an 85' hobie. the sails are in good shape, bolt rope is is good as well as the cloth, no dirt spots or anything. i have not used these sails in the past 10 years. they have just been rolled up. if you are interestd in purchasing let me know.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:01 pm 
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MBounds wrote:
Busch-It wrote:
In that case they sound nostalgic and collectable, they are now for sale, make offer! :D
About as nostalgic and collectible as this 1976 Chevrolet Chevette:
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Just think - they're the same age!



Not to argue ;but any Hobie is more collectible than than a Chevette. Also if a 77 Hobie 16 has been kept in reasonable condition then it should sail quite well.
I Was at a Hobie university event and Jeff Alter was the guest expert, he kinda shocked a lot of hard core racers when he told them his family has 3 or so Hobie 16's where they live in Idaho and they are all 70's vintage 16's, and they have a ball sailing those boats. His point was you do not have to have a new boat to have a lot of fun.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:06 pm 
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Jesail, pm sent to you, thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:27 pm 
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MBounds wrote:
jackB wrote:

I know. I'm the author of that. But that's just the first year they were offered. Flamer was one of the most popular sail patterns and was produced for several years.

sorry for geting off track. but was cat fever also made in 1983?

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