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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Location: Lake Norman NC
Just bought a used Hobie 16 for my son and for me as well
Still have a Hobie 16 parts boat in the woods
Still have the Hobie 21 SE Stars and Stripes USA415
Sold or wrecked one Hobie 14 and a 14 Turbo
Sold my old 16 to buy the 21
Totals 3 Hobie 16's
1 Hobie 21SE
and two Hobie 14's
Also still have the Catalina 18 keel boat. Hydro Sport 24 CC and my jon boat and my wind surfer and a truck inner tube
The yard and the lake are pretty full of boats and trailers and that is the way things should be for the Hobie Way of Life. :roll: :roll: :roll:
Summer awaits


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Location: Detroit, MI
Over the past 39 years, I've owned six 16s, two 17s, two 14s, and a Tiger (and a Sunfish).

Current fleet is 14, 16, 17 and a Laser.

You can never have too many boats.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Location: Folsom, CA
Hummmm let me think:

Over the years:
14 turbo
16
(5) 17's
(2) 18's
18SX
(4) 20's
(2) 21 SE's

Currently:
(3) 17's
(2) 20's

I will be selling all but one 20 and one 17 come this next spring!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
Ok, I don't know how many Hobie's one person can have, but I can answer how many one NEEDS!

You NEED,
-A Mirage Drive Kayak
-A recreational Catamaran - Bravo - Wave etc.
-A Higher Performance Catamaran - 16 etc.

Here's why.
If you've never used a mirage drive kayak, you're missing out on the BEST way to see nature. In general, wildlife aren't afraid of the splash free and silent operation of the mirage drive, and it's just SO much fun.

You need the recreational boat for a couple reasons. I can show up at the water, boat on the trailer, and be sailing within 5 minutes. I don't have to deal with the complexities of a performance boat, and I don't care if I touch a rock or some other solid surface with it. Besides, if you have one of these, you can teach others to sail. That means you'll have more people to sail with.

You need the higher performance Cat, simply because that defines Hobie. It's like being a Porsche Collector, but not owning a 911. There's work involved, but the reward of sailing the iconic 16 or other performance Hobie is what it's all about.

(good list?) :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 am 
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Location: Columbus, Indiana
I currently only own two 16's and my prize 1989 Stars and Stripes 21SE....but I am looking at another 16 this weekend and I have my eyes on a 18 too... :D

Bill 404 21SE

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:29 am 
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Location: Black Hills South Dakota
I currently have three Hobie 16's and and dealing on an 18.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:48 am 
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1 16
1 18
2 hobie mirage kayaks
2 jet ski's
1 13 foot styrofoam mono-hull
1 16 foot canoe
1 20 foot Chaparral
1 16 foot land sailer

With all that, all I ever do is swim!
Go figure !!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:25 pm 
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Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
Little Wing wrote:
I currently have three Hobie 16's and and dealing on an 18.


You didn't sell any of those yet WTH?
Which 18 are you looking at?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:34 pm 
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How many Hobies can one person have or really need?


One is plenty!

I've got just one H17, but she is treated really well. This your she's got a new tramp, new wings mesh, and new sail is on order. I will be ordering all new standing rigging and a bunch or other goodies.

Just want to make a point -- there are non-collector types among us too. :wink:

Non-collector Hobie fanatic.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Location: Knoxville, TN
Over the years I've had 4x H16s, 2x H14s, 1x H18 and 1x H20 and a couple of power boats.

Current Fleet: 1x H20, 1x H16, 1x H14 and 1x Glastron

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:29 am 
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Tom Machette wrote:
Little Wing wrote:
I currently have three Hobie 16's and and dealing on an 18.


You didn't sell any of those yet WTH?
Which 18 are you looking at?



I hope to put all three on our new beach if we still are still going to get a beach.
No update on the 18.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:51 am 
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Location: Chattanooga, TN
Chrysler 13
Chrysler 18
San Juan 24
Hobie 14
Hobie 16
21 Bayliner
16 Hobie
Getaway
20 Bryant-New last year
Most years I either had 2 sailboats or a sail and a power

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:01 am 
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Location: Liverpool, NY
The most boats at one time was 2003, I think

2 Hobie 16's One for me one for my wife
2 Tigers One for me one for my wife
1-Inter 20 Wife sailed in the Worrell in 99
and an F/31 Trimaran

There was a point that I had a 16,17 & 18 all at one time back in the mid 80's

Over time Between my wife and I we have owned:
1 Aqua Cat 12
3-H14
over 15 H16's-It's kinda hard to remember them all
2-H17
1-H18
2-Tigers
1-Inter 20
Frers 36 monohull
C&C 35MkIII monohull
Corsair 31 Tri
Hobie Skiff

No you CANNOT have too many boats

Tom

Currently only 2 16's and a Skiff
BUT....Big Boat Shopping!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Fun topic!

Current fleet
1 Hobie Wave
1 Hobie 17
1 Mini 12 (like a 2.4 meter)
1 Vanguard Nomad
2 Sunfish
2 Junker Sunfish
1 Whitehall pulling boat
2 16 foot canoes
1 10 foot canoe
1 kayak
1 Bic 160D sailboard


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:04 am
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Location: Clinton Lake Kansas
current stable (subject to change)

'82 H14 Turbo (for the wife)
'84 H14 (race boat)
'84 H14 (work in progress for Paul to race)
'85 Prindle 15 (fun boat)
'84 H16 (knockabout/for sale)
'84 H16 (race boat)
'00 H17 (work in progress)

one person can have copious amounts of Hobies
you only really need one...of each model !
:D

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