swc; are we discussing a carcass/parts boat? If so, I've got a odd request.
In another thread, I brought up the subject of hull slop - where the cross-bars meet the hulls. The 17's ship "stiff" from the factory, and then loosen over time in a manner that is not easily fixed. My 2003 H17 is a good example of this.
I intend to develop a permanent, DIY fix that I will post here on this forum (as I have done with other fixes in the past), that will not only fix the problem, but will be stiffer than new, and will allow periodic tightening without disassembly of the boat. But in order to do so, I need to see the sectional thickness and hidden contour in the fiberglass, which can only be achieved by slicing one open and taking measurements. That's where you come in.
A hull that is headed for the land-fill is what I am after. But not the whole hull, just the two areas where the cross bars meet the hulls. Requires someone with a love of chain-saws, and an allegiance to the Hobie 17 community to cut out the fore and aft crossbar pocket in one of the hulls and send them to me.
If you're game, let me know, I'll send you a pic with a desired cut line, and I'll give you my UPS account number so it costs you nothing other than the box and the time to cut it out. Of course, you'll get attribution for your generous contribution!