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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Is this a USA edition hobie 16? Olympic edition? Can anyone by just looking at this picture tell me what year it is?

I've seen all white hobies, all blue hobies, all yellow hobies. What is this one all about?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:04 am 
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just read the last few numbers of the serial number on the stern of each hull. That's the year manufactured.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:13 am 
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Definitely look for the serial number...

However I would guess that this Hobie has a custom paint job. To the best of my knowledge there was no Olympic Edition. It looks like the main sheet and jib sheet travelers are the older style that still had the track on top of the bar. Thats makes the boat pre 90. (if not even earlier)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:59 am 
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Mast does not have a comptip which also makes it from the earlier vintage.

I am pretty sure I've seen this boat on here not too long ago and MBounds gave a good response as to the vintage of the boat.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:07 am 
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56kz2slow wrote:
Mast does not have a comptip which also makes it from the earlier vintage.

I am pretty sure I've seen this boat on here not too long ago and MBounds gave a good response as to the vintage of the boat.
Yes I did. This is a duplicate thread.
Here's the other thread: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=44883


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:29 pm 
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I actually bought this boat used for $1000 including, the boat, sails, trailer, and trailer storage box.

The seller had some papers that said it was a 1986. I don't see anywhere on the boat that confirms this year, lol. Yes it has been painted over red on the hulls and has aftermarket decals. There is a slight bend in the lower mast, sad sad day, but I am trying to let it slowly work itself out with gravity by laying the mast over the tramp frames. The bend is just the length of the tramp from the bottom of the mast up, so it seems like someone let it sit tied down this way while trailering it, or the forestay snapped and the mast fell backwards onto the back frame. No dent just a bend.

Thanks for the replies!


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