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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:18 am 
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what years where hobie 14 made in thankyou.

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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:06 am 
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1968 - present (although for the last ~ 15 years, not in the US)

There were not many produced in the US from 1987 - 1995. Boats built in 1984 and after are significantly lighter than the ones built before.


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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:18 am 
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MBounds wrote:
1968 - present (although for the last ~ 15 years, not in the US)

There were not many produced in the US from 1987 - 1995. Boats built in 1984 and after are significantly lighter than the ones built before.


was the weight less or they were built built less?

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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:31 am 
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optikid wrote:
MBounds wrote:
1968 - present (although for the last ~ 15 years, not in the US)

There were not many produced in the US from 1987 - 1995. Boats built in 1984 and after are significantly lighter than the ones built before.


was the weight less or they were built built less?

The weight was less due to improved manufacturing technique.

Boats of that vintage weigh at least 20 lbs less than those that came before.


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 Post subject: Re: hobie 14
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:55 am 
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MBounds wrote:
Boats built in 1984 and after are significantly lighter than the ones built before.

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Boats of that vintage weigh at least 20 lbs less than those that came before.


Interesting info, Matt. That makes it likely that the 14s at my club are pre-1984. They feel almost as heavy as our nicer 16s!

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where are they made if not made in the US?

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