I just acquired a 1994 Hobie 17. I think this was a Sport with an SE conversion, although it's possible it was the other way around.
My question is about the bolt that holds the rotation limiter to the mast. As you can see from the image below, it looks like there was a hole drilled straight through the mast base for the bolt. No attempt whatsoever to seal around it. When I put the mast in the water, it bubbles out of this hole for a little bit, then stops. I'm thinking that this is just water filling the area at the bottom of the mast below the foam plug, and that this is not a problem.
My question is: Is this how the mast rotation limiter is attached on a "stock" Hobie 17 SE?
Also, do the shock cords for the trapeze wires run outside/under the wings or inside/over?