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 Post subject: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:50 pm 
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I just looked at a 1988 Hobie 16 in New Jersey. Hulls are in good shape, new tramp, new rigging, composite rudders, sails in good shape. Galvanized trailer with new wheels, bearings, tires and lights. Is $2500.00 a fair price?

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 Post subject: Re: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:44 pm 
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I just paid $1000.00 for an 88 with trashed sails. Picked up some newer sails for $600.00. I will need a tramp in a year or two plus a few odds and ends. Figure I will be at the $2000 mark by then. So $2500 may not be bad if everything is in top notch.


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 Post subject: Re: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:16 pm 
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In San Diego there are a few hobie 16's in decent shape with trailers for under a thousand. They are mid 80's boats. I think 2500 is a little to high. Try to get him under 2000. I paid 800 for my 84 hobie 18 and it came with a almost new trailer and pretty good sails.

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 Post subject: Re: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:25 pm 
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If it's REALLY in great shape and loaded with options that's a fair price. That said. it should have...

Really nice sails - no holes, no stains, little wear, minimal repairs (i.e. probably not original)
High quality cleats like Harken or Ronstan in good condition
6:1 Main sheet
upgraded downhaul
Two traps in good condition
Aussie Jib Halyard
Extendable Tiller
EPO Rudders (make sure they are not just black plastic)
Good Lines (no frayed sheets or halyards)
No dents or bends in the mast & make sure the comptip is in good shape
Solid/Clean hulls with only minimal repairs - NO PAINT
Solid gudgeons that have not been ripped out
clean tramp with little wear
Clean trailer with no rust - Ideally with a Sail box

If it has all that, then yes, it's probably worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:31 pm 
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GD_NC wrote:
If it's in REALLY in great shape and loaded with options that's a fair price. That said. it should have...

Really nice sails - no holes, no stains, little wear, minimal repairs (i.e. probably not original)
High quality cleats like Harken or Ronstan in good condition
6:1 Main sheet
upgraded downhaul
Two traps in good condition
Aussie Jib Halyard
Extendable Tiller
EPO Rudders (make sure they are not just black plastic)
Good Lines (no frayed sheets or halyards)
No dents or bends in the mast & make sure the comptip is in good shape
Solid/Clean hulls with only minimal repairs - NO PAINT
Solid gudgeons that have not been ripped out
clean tramp with little wear
Clean trailer with no rust - Ideally with a Sail box

If it has all that, then yes, it's probably worth it.


I agree completely. But being an 88 it has a snowballs chance in hell of meeting that criteria.

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 Post subject: Re: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Thanks to all who replied.


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 Post subject: Re: Fair Deal
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:16 pm 
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jmecky wrote:
I agree completely. But being an 88 it has a snowballs chance in hell of meeting that criteria.
Not in New Jersey. Lots of good old boats there.


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