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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:59 am 
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Ive just purchased a used Hobie 16 that I am trying to figure the age of. Can anyone give me a guess based on the hull decals?

Also, on the transoms there is a serial number, but it isnt in the usual style. Both transoms have been engraved with BI2844. Does this mean anything to anyone?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:42 am 
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Thats an older boat with newer sails


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:20 am 
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The hull decals are non-standard. From the serial number you provided, I'm guessing that the hulls are '84, but everything else is new(ish).

Integrated traveler tracks in the crossbeams came in '95. Jib halyard cleat / turning block on the front of the mast came in '04. Sail number is from '10 (ish). The boat is definitely set up for racing.

Someone may have taken a set of light hulls from '84 and combined them with a more recent platform to create a killer racing machine. Or not.

The serial number you quoted makes little sense, other than the "B", which would be the model letter of a Hobie 16.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:11 pm 
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Try Hobie Australasia... www.hobiecat.com.au

I'd guess the B is from Bashford Boats when they were building Hobie Cats. That would place the age ... older than 1990's

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