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 Post subject: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Recently I bought some used Blocks from a guy and they were a bit sticky. I soaked them 3 days in a bowl with Hot water and about ½ cup of dish soap now they are free as a bird. This got me thinking though what other home remedies are there for Hobies and their up keep. I know that the bar keepers friend works great on tramps but there has to be other budget minded out of the box thinkers out there like myself. I look forward to the stories of what works and what was a disaster.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:46 pm 
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Old fashoned wax candle rubbed on the mainsail bolt rope makes life a lot easier and cheaper than teflon spray.


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:06 am 
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Dish washing soap works well as a main traveler lubricant.
You can put your main sheet and jib sheet in a bucket(or sink/bathtub) of water and liquid fabric softener to loosen them up so they aren't so stiff.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:24 pm 
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Any remedies for winter Hobie withdrawal?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:04 am 
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Find someone with an ice boat, and give it go.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:09 pm 
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jackB wrote:
Any remedies for winter Hobie withdrawal?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


It is an easy cure!


http://www.charlotteharborregatta.com/wordpress/

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I've already loaned out my Laser for the race, so I am offering up my Hobie 16 for the regatta.

It is a 1984 with a tight tramp. old Super Rudders and recent sails (108136).

Cure your Winter Blues!


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:32 am 
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jackB wrote:
Any remedies for winter Hobie withdrawal?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:



Move to Florida.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:06 pm 
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Move to Florida.


Tempting...
But ever since moving to Canada, I got addicted to the Canadian universal heath care. Then, got a slight allergy to guns... :wink:

OK, I may visit, one day.

Anyhow, here in BC, we've just got a good dump of snow, so I think I'll go skiing :idea:. See if this helps. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:00 pm 
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I like the iceboat idea!!

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Capt. Stu wrote:
Recently I bought some used Blocks from a guy and they were a bit sticky. I soaked them 3 days in a bowl with Hot water and about ½ cup of dish soap now they are free as a bird. This got me thinking though what other home remedies are there for Hobies and their up keep. I know that the bar keepers friend works great on tramps but there has to be other budget minded out of the box thinkers out there like myself. I look forward to the stories of what works and what was a disaster.


To free up my block I used an air compressor. I sprayed whatever various lubes I had into the gaps then used the air to deliver it all the way into the bearings. This will also dislodge dirt from it, and free up a severely stuck block. It went from being almost completely stuck to just one spot in the revolution where it would stick a little. I'll try your trick and see if I can get my block to full working condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:08 pm 
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jackB wrote:
Any remedies for winter Hobie withdrawal?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


A dry suit.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:21 pm 
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Move to Florida.


Tempting...
But ever since moving to Canada, I got addicted to the Canadian universal heath care. Then, got a slight allergy to guns... :wink:


huh. I can't imagine dealing with second rate medical facilities not in my backyard, or not carrying a .45acp everywhere. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Hobie Home Remedies
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Wingnutt wrote:
jackB wrote:
Any remedies for winter Hobie withdrawal?
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


A dry suit.


I would also need an axe to make my way through the ice. Ice..., you know, that stuff the comes from some refrigerators, you use to make your drinks nice and cool. Here in Canada it occurs naturally in winter.
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