Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:22 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hobie 14 has a new owner
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:58 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 11
I just picked up a Hobie Cat. I know very little about the particulars of this boat. It looked little sad looking when I went to get it, but I have since washed it down. Here is what I am working with:
Image

Image

Image

Enough of the boats old life. I Mounted the thing on the back of my pickup to bring it home. Its a good thing I lived fairly close by.

Image

I would really like to ID this boat. I know its a 14, but the year is unknown. Any help or comments appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:26 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 10:25 am
Posts: 2553
Location: Jersey Shore
Quote:
It looked little sad looking when I went to get it,


You can say that again. That poor boat looks like it's been neglected for decades. What's the deal with the brown stuff all over the decks? I would hope it's just dirt, but it looks like some type of crude fiberglass repair (cheap attempt at repairing soft spots)? It also looks like there is a nice chunk taken out of the outboard hull lip by the front starboard pylon. And the tiller crossbar's broken.

If you payed anything for that boat, then you probably paid too much.

sm


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:04 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 11
srm wrote:
Quote:
If you payed anything for that boat, then you probably paid too much.sm


The boat was free.
I took it home and cleaned it up:
Image

Image

Image

Then I took the thing apart and realized that I needed 3 of 4 pylons due to them being cracked. The sail will give me a good pattern to work off of.

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:13 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 11
After catching the bug. I looked on Ebay and my local Craigslist and, well... This beauty followed me home for next to nothing.
Image

Image

Image

Image

This one can be sailed today, but the pontoons are a bit soft. I am not sure which pontoons are better. The red ones are water tight, but have soft spots on the tops and one with a slightly soft side. and the green ones are solid as a rock with many holes, damage, and some cracks. Looks like Ill just dig in and see what I find. Its just fiberglass right?

I am new at all of this, so if you guys have any ideas or words of wisdom for me, by all means comment away.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:26 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 11
srm wrote:
What's the deal with the brown stuff all over the decks?


I think its Blood. Looks like a predatory type of bird used it for a feeding spot more than once.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:34 pm 
Offline
Hobie Approved Guru

Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:11 pm
Posts: 4586
Location: Detroit, MI
srm wrote:
What's the deal with the brown stuff all over the decks?

Somebody did a nice job of sanding off all the non-skid - that's the clear fiberglass resin/glass and UV browned foam underneath the gel coat. You can see where they tried to paint it with white rattle-can paint. They must have run out.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:48 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 11
MBounds wrote:
Somebody did a nice job of sanding off all the non-skid - that's the clear fiberglass resin/glass and UV browned foam underneath the gel coat.

Ya. they sanded it down to the resin. I have some ideas on how I can put the non slip stuff back on there.

MBounds wrote:
You can see where they tried to paint it with white rattle-can paint. They must have run out.


Its quite sad really. I felt sorry for the poor little boat. When I was picking it up, a guy came by and told me that the thing has been sitting there for years. I kinda dig the green tops w/2 tone.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:01 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:02 am
Posts: 324
Location: Cape Coral, FL
Looks like it was last registered in 2007, suggesting that it has been unused for 4 to 5 years.

Nice catch.

J

_________________
2011 Golden Papaya TI with a 250 square foot spinnaker!
also a more manageable 100 square foot spinny...
&
the TI3 rear ama mod


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:04 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:24 am
Posts: 11
I worked on the boat. I marked all the soft spots and started to sand down the paint. I found the serial number too.
Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group