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 Post subject: Hull Alignment...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:32 am 
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Hey guys... I have a few questions about hull alignment.
1. Are the hulls supposed to be perfectly parallel or slightly toed in?
2. How do you measure this? What are the reference points? (Front and back pylons?)


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 Post subject: Re: Hull Alignment...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:01 am 
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There is little parallel on a Hobie 16. I have a couple pylon measurements that might be used as a reference. This is from a factory demo some years ago.

78 1/2" center to center forward pylons at deck

77 1/4" center to center aft pylons at deck

Fast seems to be loose striker... this allows the hulls to splay out a bit which keeps the flat outer surface more perpendicular (in the water) as the weather hull comes above the water surface.

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 Post subject: Re: Hull Alignment...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:01 am 
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Thanks Matt.

I have a measurement of 78.5" at the front and 77.5" at the back.


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I have been told distance between bow tang bolts 79" distance between rudder pins 83"


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:06 am 
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mmadge wrote:
I have been told distance between bow tang bolts 79" distance between rudder pins 83"


Thanks... I'll measure this on my boat and report back! :D

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 Post subject: Hull Alignment...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:24 pm 
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So after measuring my boat I got 79" at the tang bolts at the front and 84" between the rudder pins.

Had Fred check his boat which is fresh out of a box and he got the same measurements.

So at least I'm satisfied that the boat is straight and true. :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:46 am 
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Interesting is the measurements change quite a bit 1"+ ,between the boat when it is just sitting rigged and when you pull on jib halyard and sheet the main hard.Strapped in pulls the bows in.


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