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 Post subject: New Hobie Cat 16
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:41 am 
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Good Morning Everyone,

Hey, just wanted to say Hi and thank everyone for accepting me to the group. I just bought a 1978 Hobie Cat 16. She's primarily yellow with sunburst sails. She needs a little clean up, patchwork on a soft spot on the port side (has a soft spot and spiderweb crack where a large hailstone hit her) a good rubdown with polish compound to remove the oxidation, clean the sails(to bring the color out, they've been stored for years) and probably a new or repair to some small tears in the tramp. She came complete with all the gear, cables and blocks are perfect, but do need new spagetti on them.

I must say that I'm excited to get her on the water. Problem is, Ive only been on two cats in my life and have never sailed. I'm no stranger to boating and water, live on lake and vacation on laguna madre S. Padre Island Tx. I'm just wondering is this sport like many others? One where you jump in with both feet and the rest will come with experience, or do I need some pro advise to get started. My first instinct is to get my butt on the boat and find some wind and figure out the small stuff on the water! lol

I do plan a quick sail on Saturday(tomorrow) with the previous owner, so I will get the very basics from that. I know that I'll need tech info about rigging and such so where is the best place to find that? Also if there is a good place to pick up tech info such as an owners manual and such that would be awesome.

Thanks for hearing me out, and a Big Howdy to everyone from Texas!
Arthur 8)


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 Post subject: Re: New Hobie Cat 16
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:54 am 
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Location: SE Michigan
I hope experience works. I just dove in. We've been out about 6 times (4 in light air, 2 in 12+ knots). I'm thinking about splashing about in one of the great lakes next.

It's been fun, frantic, and frustrating. Getting stuck in the irons with constantly shifting winds has been particularly annoying (no more tacking without the jib for us). We're getting comfortable with 10mph, but when the wind gusts and suddenly you have to adjust quickly :shock: We did almost exactly what these guys did at the 2 minute mark, except we managed to right it ourselves (thanks to the comments about how to right it properly here on the forums).

Good stuff in the board FAQ, and throughout the archives here. I've paged through most of the archives, and it's helped a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: New Hobie Cat 16
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:40 am 
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Location: Clinton Lake, KS
Hobie U can be found at this link..


http://www.hobieclass.com/default.asp?Page=1686


http://www.hobieclass.com/site/hobie/ih ... HobieU.pdf



Many have found this video helpful


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFliNR3wW_w


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 Post subject: Re: New Hobie Cat 16
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:47 am 
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Location: Central Oregon
Another good one if your new to 16's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxctIJVO ... F3FE803FAD

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 Post subject: Re: New Hobie Cat 16
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:11 am 
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Im from the Rio Grande Valley and sail with a Getaway and a Tandem Island in the Laguna Madre and the Surf side at South Padre Island. Im starting a sailing club for Hobies, im a novice myself so maybe look me up when in the area. Will post about the club later, to busy sailing with my time off right now 8) .


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