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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:15 pm 
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I am the current owner of an '84 16 in Madison, WI
I love browsing boats and taking a look and whatnot though. Anyway,
I have been eyeing up a nice yellow hobie 17 sitting on a nice trailer found on craigslist for stupid cheap and the pics look really good. I think it's the unisail because no forward bar? Also, somehow there is no sail or boom. I wonder what you guys think of it and if someone would want it. Really, it's stupid cheap and sail/boom still might make it a killer deal. What do you guys think? I probably don't need to buy it as I have a 16 in nice shape but it's a wonder...
Let me know what people think?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:37 pm 
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I see spreaders on the mast and 18 wings... could it be an 18? Do you have more pics?

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 Post subject: Damn, good looking
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:52 pm 
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It is an 18, this is actually quite obvious as the boards are daggers, not centers! Wow, this deal get better and better.

Any other thoughts? I should maybe post in the 18 forum I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:38 pm 
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It's definitely an 18, and 18 magnum to be precise. From the early 1980's or before.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:18 am 
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Its an old 18 - Just a heads-up / The old style rudder castings and those wings are no longer offered through Hobie Cat - so you'd have to upgrade the rudder casting parts if there's any issue with them. Other than that...I'm sure it would be a fun boat - best of luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:49 am 
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I emailed them, I'll buy it


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 Post subject: Really?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:33 pm 
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I mean, it's at a retarded price but I'm not sure of the overall condition although it looks good. Where do you live, it's near Madison, WI which might be a trek for you. I also told another friend who might be interested in it. I would have picked it up if I didn't already own a nice 84 H16 which I can easily singlehand. I feel like an H18 might be too much boat for singehanding with my smaller stature (5' 9" 140ish). I am working on building a righting bag system so I can go out on windier days without fear.
It does look like a nice boat; let me know how it goes.

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