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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Hi all i just bought a very old hobie 16. It is in original condition the hulls are very solid and still has the original tramp and sails in amazing condition considering the age, was told the last time it was in the water was the early 80's has been stored in a garage since then. the hull numbers are 292 on both pylons sail number 16209. It has blue hulls with white decks blue vinyl tramp and blue sail and jib. rather than being put off by its age I'm very excited about owning one of the earliest hobie 16's in the world, does any one have an older boat than number 292 ?. will post photos as soon as i take some. :D ( i know they are suppose to have four numbers pre 1973 but this boat clearly has only three 292 ) by my calculations that make it about 44 years old :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:06 am 
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Wow! Great! We need lots of pics! Upload some to photobucket and copy/paste the IMG link here in a reply :0)
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1978 H16 (sold)
1986 H16 (sold)
1980 H16 (sold)
1996 H20 Miracle (just right)
Bought another H16. Solid!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:30 pm 
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That is pretty cool. They probably didn't even start the numbering at 001. It could have started at 100, which means your is number 192 out of the factory.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:03 pm 
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My dad and his family started sailing in 1974 and I believe their first boat had a sail number below 10,000 (it wasn't far from 10,000 though). Not sure if they bought it new but I have a feeling they were the first owner


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Imagethis one might have you beat!!!! This is a friends. Mine is the youngster.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:06 pm 
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Wait. Mine not in view!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:08 pm 
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hope these work will upload more if so,
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... 3.jpg.html
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... 2.jpg.html
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... d.jpg.html
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... 9.jpg.html
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... b.jpg.html
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... 7.jpg.html
http://s43.photobucket.com/user/peterco ... 8.jpg.html


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:45 pm 
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sxrracer wrote:
Imagethis one might have you beat!!!! This is a friends. Mine is the youngster.

thats awesome do you know what the serial number is? from what I understand sail numbers are not a reliable way of dating the age of a hobie.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:37 pm 
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I don't think that sail number has anything to do with it, as they sounded like they were pretty random. I think that you would have to go by the hull numbers to judge this contest. MBounds or MMiller may be able to shed some light on it.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:00 am 
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Next time I am out there I will look at hull numbers. This is a very old boat!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:40 pm 
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how do i make the pictures appear on here as photos and not as links :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:53 pm 
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Fxloop wrote:
Wow! Great! We need lots of pics! Upload some to photobucket and copy/paste the IMG link here in a reply :0)
Tim


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1978 H16 (sold)
1986 H16 (sold)
1980 H16 (sold)
1996 H20 Miracle (just right)
Bought another H16. Solid!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:54 am 
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aussiehobie16 wrote:
how do i make the pictures appear on here as photos and not as links :?:

I do it using Tapatalk on my IPHONE.

much easier, no uploading to an external site.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:12 am 
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sxrracer wrote:
aussiehobie16 wrote:
how do i make the pictures appear on here as photos and not as links :?:

I do it using Tapatalk on my IPHONE.

much easier, no uploading to an external site.



Well... You are uploading to an "external site", you are just doing it in one easy step... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:11 pm 
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ronholm wrote:
sxrracer wrote:
aussiehobie16 wrote:
how do i make the pictures appear on here as photos and not as links :?:

I do it using Tapatalk on my IPHONE.

much easier, no uploading to an external site.



Well... You are uploading to an "external site", you are just doing it in one easy step... 8)

Everything is about easy!


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